Supply Chain Symposium 2016

PCI, in conjunction with Industry professionals from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, presents the Supply Chain Symposium, a new monthly webinar series providing up to date insights about legal issues that impact the supply chain from primes down to the lowest tier small business subcontractors.

Session Topics

Third Wednesday of the Month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ET)

  • January 20: Updated Mandatory and Suggested FAR Flow-Down Clauses and Best Practices
  • March 16: Labor and Employment Challenges in the Supply Chain
  • April 6: Ensuring Ethics and Compliance In the Supply Chain
  • April 20: Cyber Security Requirements: What All Prime Contractors and Subcontractors Must Know
  • May 18: Advanced Flow-Downs: What Do Department of Defense Agencies Require Beyond the FAR
  • June 15: Strategic Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements
  • July 20: Best Prime/Sub Practices for Contract Formation and Protest Preservation


Kevin Slattum

Kevin Slattum, Partner with Pillsbury, is in the law firm’s Government Contracts & Disputes practice and is located in the Los Angeles office. For over 15 years, Mr. Slattum has successfully assisted a broad array of government contractors in resolving disputes and solving legal challenges arising from the life-cycle of federal government acquisition. In particular, he is recognized for his extensive experience and pro-active approach to successful resolution of CDA contract disputes, FAR cost allowability issues, DFARS business system determinations, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) questions, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) challenges, subcontract disputes, contract terminations and fraud/false claims defenses.
He has marshaled contract disputes “from the cradle to the grave” in obtaining successful Requests for Equitable Adjustments (REAs) and in winning CDA contract claims against the government leveraging a broad range of legal theories, including contract interpretation, government interference and out-of-scope direction, defective specifications, government-caused delays and numerous other grounds. Mr. Slattum has litigated cases totaling more than $500 million involving a diverse mix of government agencies, including DCAA, Army, Navy and NASA, and arising in a variety of contexts, including high technology space and satellite procurements, A-76 outsourcing issues, Service Contract Act (SCA) issues, GSA schedules, construction, smart weapons and other high-technology manufacturing issues. Mr. Slattum has also represented clients in contesting terminations for default. He has appeared in a variety of fora, including the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) and other administrative boards, federal district and appellate courts, the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), state courts and in private arbitrations and mediations.

Mike Rizzo

Michael Rizzo, Partner with Pillsbury, is in the law firm’s Government Contracts & Disputes practice and is located in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Rizzo helps clients avoid disputes and government investigations. He designs government contracts compliance programs that, once implemented, reduce legal department expenditures on disputes and litigation in future years. When government or commercial disputes cannot be avoided, Mr. Rizzo defends his clients in both the public and private sectors. He represents defense contractors, design/build firms, and companies in the transportation and information technology industries who perform federal, state government, local government, and private contracts. Mr. Rizzo has served as lead counsel in defending lawsuits filed under the Civil False Claims Act and in contract dispute matters before the ASBCA, the CBCA, the American Arbitration Association, and in California State and Federal Courts. Mr. Rizzo has 23 years of experience in resolving termination disputes at the federal, state and local government levels. He has prepared and litigated successful claims against the Departments of Defense, Energy and NASA for contract changes, defective specifications and delay and disruption arising from the government’s administration of major weapon systems and infrastructure contracts. He frequently represents clients under investigation for alleged quality assurance and pricing improprieties and is experienced in developing and managing internal investigations.

Richard Oliver

Dick Oliver, Partner with Pillsbury, is in the law firm’s Government Contracts & Disputes practice and is located in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Oliver has more than thirty-five years of experience representing clients dealing with a wide range of government contract issues concerning the Department of Defense and the civilian agencies. In the course of his practice, he has frequently represented clients at the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), the United States Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”), the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”), in state and federal courts, and before administrative boards of contract appeals, including the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”). Mr. Oliver has also represented clients in major criminal and civil investigations. Mr. Oliver has a dynamic bid protest practice, both in contesting agency contract award decisions and defending contracts awarded to his clients at the GAO and COFC. He has successfully challenged and defended numerous government award decisions involving unreasonable solicitation requirements, sole source contracts, small business set-asides, IDIQ contracts, task orders, meaningful or misleading discussions, disparate treatment and consistent evaluations, price or cost realism, past performance, organizational conflicts of interest, technical evaluations, and best value determinations.

Todd Canni

Todd J. Canni, Partner with Pillsbury, is in the law firm’s Government Contracts & Disputes practice and is located in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Canni is a government contracts attorney who holds a Master’s degree in Government Procurement Law from The George Washington University Law School where he graduated “With Highest Honors.” Mr. Canni counsels contractors in all aspects of their business with the federal government, including performance disputes and terminations, contractor disclosures under the Mandatory Disclosure Rule, internal and government investigations, developing ethics and compliance programs and internal controls, data rights, suspension and debarment, and litigation and protests involving fraud, de facto debarment, and non-responsibility determinations. Mr. Canni is one of the nation’s leading and most active suspension and debarment lawyers and represents contractors throughout the country. Mr. Canni has successfully represented numerous companies and executives facing debarment before most active civilian and Department of Defense Suspension Debarment Officials, including the Air Force, Army, DLA, Navy, EPA, GSA, DHS, Interior, NASA, NSF, SBA, and Veterans Affairs.

David Dixon

David Dixon, Counsel with Pillsbury, is in the law firm’s Government Contracts & Disputes practice and is located in the Washington, DC office. He concentrates his practice on the formation, administration and litigation of government contracts, grants and cooperative agreements at the federal level and advises clients on the extensive and often-changing rules within the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and the various procurement and grant regulations of the many civilian agencies. David advises clients during the procurement preparation and proposal process, including, among other things, assisting with pricing issues related to the Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA) and its exceptions, conducting compliance audits and due diligence, drafting contractor codes of business ethics and conduct, conducting organizational conflict of interest (OCI) reviews and developing OCI firewalls. He also represents clients during pre-award and post-award bid protests at U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as in Size and HUBZone protests at Small Business Administration. He counsels clients on contract compliance matters during the administration of government contracts, including, among others issues, compliance with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements, and compliance with mandatory disclosure rules, including conducting internal investigations regarding potential violations of the False Claims Act or Title 18 of the United States Code and representing clients during government inquiries and investigations.

Continuing Education Credits


2 credit per session; 12 credits for entire series

CPE (Finance)

1.5 credit per session; 10.5 credits for entire series


1.5 credit per session; 9 credits for entire series for AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, HI, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, OR, PA, VA, WI (if you need CLE for a state not listed, call us.)


0.15 credit per session; 0.9 credits for entire series


This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU. Upon their approval, it may be worth 1.5 PDU credit per session; 9 PDU credits for entire series

Upcoming Seminars

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