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September 23, 2019 Renée D. Wasserman, Speaker, Plenary Session Panel “From Raw Materials to the Store’s Shelf: How Can You Be Sure You’re Prop.65 Compliant” at Prop. 65 Conference

Renée D. Wasserman, chair of RJO’s Retail Trade Regulation Practice, will be speaking at the Plenary Session panel “From Raw Materials to the Store’s Shelf: How Can You Be Sure You’re Prop. 65 Compliant” at the annual Prop. 65 Conference, on Monday, September 23 in San Francisco, CA. Additional Information and registration

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August 10, 2019 Stephen Bacon, Speaker on Cybersecurity Enforcement at The Council Meeting for the ABA Public Contract Law Section

Stephen L. Bacon will speak on Saturday, August 10th at the Council Meeting for the ABA Public Contract Law Section on “U.S. ex rel. Markus v. Aerojet Rocketdyne: Cyber Security Enforcement Under the False Claims Act.” If you’d like to learn more about the False Claims Act, read Mr. Bacon and Robert Metzger‘s article, “Cybersecurity Enforcement… Additional Information and registration

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May 6, 2019 Lauren Kramer & Jeff Chiow, Speak on “The Statutory and Regulatory Framework of Cybersecurity Law and Contracting” during FedPubs’ La Jolla Government Contracts Week

Lauren Kramer and Jeff Chiow present “The Statutory and Regulatory Framework of Cybersecurity Law and Contracting” on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Federal Publication Seminars’ Government Contracts Week at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine in La Jolla, California. The program focuses on the cybersecurity challenges at the forefront… Additional Information and registration

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May 7, 2019 Merri Baldwin, Speaker on “Ethical Issues for Privacy and Data Security Professionals” in Webcast

Merri Baldwin presented “Ethical Issues for Privacy and Data Security Professionals” with co-presenter Kathryn Fritz on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Practicing Law Institute’s Twentieth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law located at 685 Market Street, San Francisco, California and via webcast. The program focused on issues of… Additional Information and registration

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January 31, 2019 RJO Attorneys Patricia A. Meagher and Aaron P. Silberman Speakers at ABA Forum on Construction Law

Two RJO attorneys will be presenting at the 2019 Midwinter Meeting ABA Forum on Construction Law in Los Angeles, California. On Thursday, January 31, Patricia Meagher will be a panelist on the topic “When Federal Laws Affect Local Projects,” and Aaron P. Silberman will be a co-presenter in a workshop titled “The Subcontracting Game: From… Additional Information and registration

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April 23, 2019 Robert S. Metzger, Speaker at the American Conference Institute’s 2nd National Forum Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI)

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Robert S. Metzger will speak on “Next Steps: Assessing the Latest DOD Initiatives and Their Implications for Supply Chain Risk Management, Controlled Unclassified Information, and Beyond” in Washington, DC. Companies under FOCI need to stay alert on many fronts. With DSS being the primary agency in charge of overseeing FOCI… Additional Information and registration

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November 9, 2018 Patricia A. Meagher Presenter at the 2018 Government Contracts Review and Outlook in San Diego

Patricia A. Meagher will present at the 2018 Government Contracts Review and Outlook on November 9, 2018, on the topic “An Update on the Civil False Claims Act: Fraud and Compliance Issues.” This unique conference brings together high-level practitioners and government contracting professionals to discuss what’s happening in the industry and its impact on 2019…. Additional Information and registration

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January 9, 2019 Gayle Athanacio Speaker on “Setting the Climate and Flexing Your Communication and Negotiation Style”

Gayle Athanacio to speak on “Setting the Climate and Flexing Your Communication and Negotiation Style,” at PLI’s Basic Negotiation Skills 2019, on January 9, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Practicing Law Institute’s San Francisco center located at 685 Market Street, Suite 100, or via Live Webcast. Additional information and registration can… Additional Information and registration

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October 23, 2018 Merri Baldwin Presenter “Critical Ethical Issues for the IP Lawyer” at PLI San Francisco

Merri Baldwin to present “Critical Ethical Issues for the IP Lawyer” on October 23, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Practising Law Institute’s Program “Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018.” Along with co-presenter Alison Buchanan, Ms. Baldwin to discuss conflicts and disqualification, ethical issues before the USPTO and current malpractice issues. The program… Additional Information and registration

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October 18, 2018 Robert S. Metzger Speaker at NIST – DoD – NARA Workshop on Controlled Unclassified Information

On Thursday, October 18, 2018 Robert S. Metzger to speak at an informational workshop providing an overview of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting Clause, and NIST Special Publications 800-171 and 800-171A. The workshop is hosted by the National Institute of Standards and… Additional Information and registration

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October 9, 2018 Robert S. Metzger And Jeffery M. Chiow Speakers at The Cybersecurity Summit For Government Contractors

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Robert S. Metzger and Jeffery M. Chiow to speak on the “Cybersecurity – Past, Current, and Future Changes in Legislation and Actions” panel at the Cybersecurity Summit for Government Contractors – DC: Hot Topics, Trends, And Emerging Issues. The summit will be held at the Tysons Corner Marriott, Tysons Corner,… Additional Information and registration

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September 27, 2018 RJO Attorney Jon-Erik Magnus Speaker on Advantages of Mediation At Environmental Conference

Jon-Erik Magnus will speak at the National Forum For Environmental and Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI) in Chicago, September 27. FETTI is an organization that serves the insurance industry and risk managers who deal with environmental and toxic-tort matters. Mr. Magnus will offer his insights on the benefits of mediation in dry cleaner cases. Mediation is… Additional Information and registration

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September 24, 2018 RJO Shareholder Renee D. Wasserman Speaker on “Business Strategies for Prop 65 Compliance” at The Proposition 65 Clearinghouse Annual Conference

On Monday, September 24, 2018, Prop 65 Clearinghouse will hold its annual conference in the Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange Building, San Francisco, California. RJO is proud to announce that it is designated as a Prop 65 Expert Law Firm and is one of the Premier Sponsors for this conference. RJO shareholder Renee D. Wasserman… Additional Information and registration

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September 5, 2018 Robert S. Metzger Presents “How Changes in DFARS Cybersecurity Enforcement Can Impact Your DoD Business”

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. EDT, Robert S. Metzger will present a live 60-minute webinar, “How Changes in DFARS Cybersecurity Enforcement Can Impact Your DoD Business.” In this webinar, he will provide updates on new DoD-wide initiatives, changing defense procurement policies, and what lies ahead for contractors in Government oversight and assessment…. Additional Information and registration

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June 7, 2018 Neil H. O’Donnell Moderates Panel at Conference on 40th Anniversary of the Contract Disputes Act

RJO Shareholder, Neil H. O’Donnell, moderated a panel at the 2018 Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association / George Washington University Law School Annual Conference on June 7, 2018 in Washington, DC.  The Conference this year will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Contract Disputes Act.  Mr. O’Donnell’s panel will focus on lingering policy issues… Additional Information and registration

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June 21, 2018 Dean D. Paik, Speaker on “It’s Not You, It’s Him: Dealing with ‘Challenging’ Prosecutors”

Director Dean D. Paik, will speak on “It’s Not You, It’s Him: Dealing with ‘Challenging’ Prosecutors,” at the NACDL’s 8th Annual West Coast White Collar Conference on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Santa Monica, California. The conference will feature several hot topic white collar practice issues plus great networking events. Specifically, this program will explore emerging… Additional Information and registration

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May 7, 2018 Lauren Kramer and Jeff Chiow, Speakers on Cybersecurity Laws at La Jolla Government Contracts Week

Lauren Kramer and Jeff Chiow will present “The Framework of Cybersecurity Law” during Federal Publication Seminars’ La Jolla Government Contracts Week. In this day-long program which kicks off a full week of lectures and hands-on interactive exercises, you will learn about: The Statutory and Regulatory Framework of Cybersecurity Law and Contracting: Information Security Laws and Standards; Data Breaches;… Additional Information and registration

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May 1, 2018 Neil O’Donnell, Speaker at AGC’s 2018 Federal Contractors Conference

RJO Shareholder, Neil O’Donnell spoke at the 2018 Federal Contractors Conference, presented by the Associated General Contractors of America. He participated in the panel on “Tips for Avoiding Litigation on Federal Construction Projects,” and focused on ways to keep the pressure on by maintaining a credible threat of litigation. The three-day conference was held in Arlington,… Additional Information and registration

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April 26, 2018 Merri Baldwin Presents “Outsourcing Legal Services and Functions – What Prosecutors and Litigators Need to Know to Survive”

Merri J. Baldwin will present “Outsourcing Legal Services and Functions – What Prosecutors and Litigators Need to Know to Survive,” from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Practicing Law Institute’s Program “Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices,” at the PLI Center located at 685 Market Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, California. … Additional Information and registration

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April 26, 2018 Lauren Kramer, Jeff Chiow, and Robert Metzger Present “The Statutory and Regulatory Framework for Information Security”

RJO Shareholders Lauren Kramer, Jeffery Chiow and Robert Metzger will present “The Statutory and Regulatory Framework for Information Security,” a program that explores the cybersecurity and IT contracting regulations, trends and practical concerns for agencies and contractors. For more information, see www.fedpubseminars.com Additional Information and registration

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April 19, 2018 Bob Metzger Leads Cybersecurity Panel at RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco

RJO shareholder Bob Metzger will lead a cybersecurity panel at the RSA Conference 2018.  The program, “First Recourse or Last Resort? The National Interest in Regulating the IoT,” will be held at 3:00 p.m., in San Francisco.  The RSA Conference is widely considered the world’s premier information security event.  Selection is extremely competitive, as more… Additional Information and registration

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March 5, 2018 Merri Baldwin Presents “Evolving Legal Ethics: Portable Devices, the Cloud, and Social Media”

Merri J. Baldwin will present “Evolving Legal Ethics: Portable Devices, the Cloud, and Social Media,” from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Practicing Law Institute’s Program, “TechLaw Institute 2018: The Digital Evolution,” at the PLI Center located at 685 Market Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, California. More information and registration. Additional Information and registration

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February 22, 2018 Neil O’Donnell and Patricia Meagher, Speakers on Terminations in Early 2018

Neil O’Donnell and Patricia Meagher spoke on Terminations at the West’s Annual Government Contracts Year in Review Conference. This gathering, typically attended by nearly 2000 people, was held as usual at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. Mr. O’Donnell addressed recent developments in terminations for default and Ms. Meagher did the same for terminations for convenience. This was… Additional Information and registration

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January 19, 2018 Dennis Callahan, Speaker on “Procurement Fraud: Renewed Enforcement Focus” at the 4th Annual Qui Tam Conference

Dennis J. Callahan, a shareholder at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, will speak at the 4th annual Qui Tam Conference in San Francisco, January 22-23, 2018. Mr. Callahan will be joined by co-speaker, Steven J. Saltiel, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California. Mr. Callahan and Mr. Saltiel will present “Procurement Fraud, Renewed Enforcement Focus,”… Additional Information and registration

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Aaron Silberman, Speaker on “Procurement Fraud: Renewed Enforcement Focus” at the 4th Annual Qui Tam Conference

On January 23, 2017, at 10-11 am PT, Aaron Silberman and co-speaker, Steven J. Saltiel, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, will discuss the effects of recent changes in federal procurement rules and requirements and in enforcement priorities on contractor compliance and liability and government and whistleblower actions under the federal False Claims Act… Additional Information and registration

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Bob Metzger Leads The Dec. 4, 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop on “New Cyber Security Rules for Controlled Unclassified Information”

On December 4-5, 2017, the American Conference Institute (ACI) is hosting a National Summit: Classified Contracts – How to Manage Security Clearance, NISPOM, Insider Threat and Cyber Rules. Bob Metzger will lead the Dec. 4, 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop on “New Cyber Security Rules for Controlled Unclassified Information.” Link to more information. Additional Information and registration

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Neil H. O’Donnell and Aaron P. Silberman Teach a Comprehensive, Two-Day Federal Publications Course

Neil H. O’Donnell and Aaron P. Silberman will teach a comprehensive, two-day Federal Publications course, “Terminations of Government Contracts,” on November 7-8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Waterview Conference Center at CEB in Arlington, VA. Mr. O’Donnell will present on terminations for default, and Mr. Silberman, along with his co-presenter, Greg Bingham of… Additional Information and registration

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March 31, 2017 Robert S. Metzger Recognized as 2016 “Federal 100” Awardee

Bob Metzger, head of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, was recognized as a recipient of the 2016 “Federal 100” Award for significant contributions to federal government information technology. On April 1, 2016, Federal Computer Week (FCW) published details about this year’s recipients. About Bob Metzger, FCW said: “In addition to his legal practice, Metzger serves… Additional Information and registration

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