February 22, 2017 Government Contracting Update On-Demand

Stay Current on Federal Contracting Changes & Developments

Welcome to PCI’s virtual class series covering important regulatory and legislative updates in government contracting to be held three times annually. During each session, PCI will provide you an update outlining the changes, and your instructors Paul Pompeo, Arnold & Porter, Robin Schulze, Ernst & Young, and special guests, will provide analysis on the impact that these changes will have on you.

Topics Covered

Join us for an interactive discussion on the latest changes and developments with:

  1. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  2. The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  3. The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  4. Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) policies
  5. Notable Legal Decisions

This series will help you and your team keep up with the complex and ever changing rules for Federal contracting. We encourage you to bring your questions or send them to us in advance of each session.


Paul E. Pompeo

Paul Pompeo is a partner in the Government Contracts and National Security Practice at Arnold & Porter, LLP. He counsels a wide range of companies in contract formation, performance, and compliance. Much of his practice focuses on accounting, cost and pricing: Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data Act (formerly TINA), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) cost principles, and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits. He also represents clients in dispute resolution: claims, appeals (before the ASBCA, CBCA, GAOCAB, and Court of Federal Claims), and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), as well as bid protests and Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) overrides. He has successfully represented contractors in precedent-setting CAS cases, many involving benefits issues, litigated a seminal Limitation of Cost clause case, and litigated a series of cases establishing law fundamental to the statute of limitations. He also has experience with Foreign Military Sales (FMS), counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, financing, appropriations, and contract negotiations, and advises research universities and educational institutions on compliance with issues stemming from grants and agreements. In addition, Paul handles various fraud matters and internal investigations. He is included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Government Contracts. He is currently Vice Chair of the Procurement Division for the National Defense Industrial Association. Paul served as vice president and general counsel, Government Division of Johnson Controls, Inc., and as Ethics Officer. Accordingly, he has an acute sense of clients’ needs and how outside counsel can best serve its customer.

Robin Schulze

Robin is an Executive Director in the EY Government Contract Services practice, where she assists clients with Government contract accounting, administration, pricing, and compliance matters. She has over 27 years of diverse acquisition experience, including 23 years working in various leadership positions at Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Robin has in-depth knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other federal government procurement regulations, policies, and guidance. Robin has provided advisory services to a vast array of large and small government contractors. In her last federal position, she was the Director of Contract Policy at DCMA and was responsible for the Agency’s policies on CAS administration, allowability of costs, contractor business systems, forward pricing and final overhead rates, pricing and negotiations, contract debts, financing payments, Government property, contract closeout, and terminations. In that role, she was the chair of the DCMA Board that reviewed and approved precedent-setting or high-dollar contracting actions and was responsible for resolving issues between the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and DCMA. Robin has written and spoken extensively on various government contract accounting and compliance issues.

Continuing Education Credit


2 credits for each session


.15 credits for each session
CPE (Auditing -Governmental)
1.5 credits for each session


1.5 credits for each session. This course has been approved for CLE in CA, PA, VA and TX. Because this activity has been approved in another CLE jurisdiction, you may also receive credit for participation in AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, HI, IL, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, and WI (additional state requirements may apply). If you are seeking CLE credits for a jurisdiction other than the ones listed above, please contact us for additional information.


This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU. Upon their approval, it may be worth 1.5 PDU credits for each session

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