June 2, 2016: Supply Chain Management and Compliance On Demand

The Supply Chain Management and Compliance webinar is an introductory overview and interactive dialogue on the supply chain management risks and compliance issues that face government contractors. A government contractor must understand and effectively address a broad range of issues including laws, regulations, initiatives, and a number of new developments that cover issues from cyber threats to counterfeit parts. In addition, a supply chains may be globally dispersed, which raises additional issues. Whether you are new to supply chain management or have experience, this course will provide an understanding of supply chain risks and compliance requirements, including emerging issues, and provide a strong foundation on which to build greater subject-matter expertise. This course is designed to be of benefit and interest to both government and contractor personnel, including supply chain managers, purchasing personnel, contracting officers, contract and subcontract administrators, program managers, and attorneys (in-house, outside counsel, government).

Participants will gain a strong understanding of the key topical aspects of supply chain management in the regulated government contracting marketplace. Specific topics include:

  • Supply Chain Management Today – How it Evolved from Yesterday’s “Purchasing Department” and is a Compliance Function
  • Specific Government Contractor Supply Chain Issues
  • Subcontractor Source Selection Issues Including Responsibility & Past Performance
  • Teaming & Collaborative Arrangements and Their Role in the Supply Chain
  • The Role of Company Standard Policies, Procedures & Standard Forms & Agreements
  • Addressing Requirements for Supplier Business Ethics & Conduct
  • Counterfeit Parts and Why This Issue is Getting Attention
  • Cybersecurity Concerns – A Key Government Concern and a Potential Back Door into Your Company
  • Specific Issues with Global Supply Chains
  • Supply Chain Management is a Moving Target – Further Regulation of the Supply Chain


Michael Mutek

Michael W. Mutek brings clients a wealth of practical knowledge and experience in government contracts, intelligence, and national security law. His practice spans the areas of government contracts, compliance and ethics, bid protests, claims, internal investigations and disclosures, formation and dissolution of teaming agreements, and dispute resolution. Additionally, Mr. Mutek counsels clients on matters related to the intelligence community and national security issues. Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Mutek served as the vice president and general counsel of Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business, a $6 billion business unit of Raytheon Company. In this capacity, he was responsible for all the legal affairs of the business, and worked on several successful acquisitions in order to help create a cybersecurity business at Raytheon. During the 26 years Mr. Mutek spent at Raytheon, he held several other business unit general counsel and vice president positions, including vice president of contracts. In his early career, he served as senior trial attorney on the Air Force’s Trial Team. Nationally recognized, Mr. Mutek is a frequent writer and lecturer on government contracts and corporate law topics, and has testified on government contract issues before Congress.

Continuing Education Credits

1.5 CLE/ 1.5 CPE (Business Law) / .15 CEU credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 2 CLP credits.

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.

Upcoming Seminars

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