Erin Felix to Moderate Panel on “Revolving Door” Issues Faced by Government Contractors and Federal Employees
Polsinelli shareholder Erin Felix will moderate the upcoming Ethical Restrictions on Federal Employees/Counsel panel at the American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section’s Federal Procurement Institute at 3:15 pm EST on March 15, 2019. The panel will explore pre- and post-departure restrictions on the conduct of federal employees from both the government employee as well as the private sector perspective. These restrictions are significant to government contractors because while contractors frequently seek to hire agency personnel to gain their insight on agency procurement processes, the failure to abide by applicable civil service and conflict of interest laws can invite bid protests and agency investigations. The high-profile, ongoing protest of Amazon’s proposal to provide cloud computing services under the Defense Department’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) competition is but one example of the high stakes that contractors face in ensuring that their employees comply with these restrictions. Register for the Federal Procurement Institute here.