Matthew Haws, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP to Speak at KC's Event

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  • Jersey City, NJ (1888PressRelease) October 19, 2016 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Matthew Haws, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "The M&A Environment for Government Contractors: Trends and Updates in 2016 LIVE Webcast".

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    About Matthew Haws
    Matthew Haws is a partner in the Government Contracts Practice. He represents clients ranging from defense manufacturers to IT systems integrators on government contract and grant law issues, including claims, compliance and investigations.

    Mr. Haws guides contractors through complicated issues in their relationship with the government, including Inspector General investigations, False Claims Act (FCA) filings and suspension/debarment proceedings. He has conducted investigations and provided strategic guidance to contractors facing these issues and has served on an independent monitor team pursuant to an agency administrative compliance agreement. Mr. Haws also has significant experience pursuing contractor claims against the government, disputes between contractors and subcontractors, internal investigations and mandatory disclosures, government contract intellectual property disputes, and interactions with the government related to allowability and allocation of costs.

    Mr. Haws previously spent two years seconded in-house at the legal departments of two of the most significant government contractors in the world. In addition, he has served in numerous leadership roles in the American Bar Association's Public Contract Law Section, including chair of the International Procurement Committee, liaison of the Section of International Law to the Public Contract Law Section, and a member of the Section's Strategic Planning Committee. He has also served as the ABA representative to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Procurement, and was a member of the Service Contracting Best Practices Task Force.

    For more than 10 years, Mr. Haws has provided pro bono counseling to nonprofits and small, disadvantaged businesses through the DC Bar Community Economic Development Program, including long-term assistance to grant recipients and small companies entering the government contract market. He serves on the DC Bar Pro Bono Committee, and is vice chair of the Nonprofit/Small Business Legal Assistance Committee. As vice chair, Mr. Haws is focusing on using technology to make program resources accessible to entrepreneurs in DC and beyond.

    About Jenner & Block LLP
    Jenner & Block is a law firm with more than 500 attorneys and offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. Founded in 1914, the firm has prospered because of an unwavering commitment to our clients, to our people and to public service. Our firm has been widely recognized for delivering excellent legal representation in the boardroom and the courtroom. We are also known for our long tradition of pro bono advocacy, as well as service to the bar and to our communities. The American Lawyer magazine has ranked Jenner & Block as the Number One pro bono firm in the United States seven times, most recently in 2015.

    Event Synopsis:
    Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activities in the government contractor sector are on the rise significantly impacting information technology, communications, health, transportation and manufacturing industries. Several macro trends, including contract vehicle consolidation and the shift toward low price-technically acceptable (LPTA) awards, specific to M&A involving government contractors have been driving these flurry of activities. However, this active M&A market also raises a host of unique and complex legal issues that practitioners should consider when advising clients on deals involving the government. Among these issues include federal regulatory requirements, government approvals and novations.

    This course offers an overview of the latest trends and updates in the M&A environment for government contractors in 2016. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners will examine the issues unique to merger and acquisitions involving government contractors and the regulatory hurdles businesses may face. The speakers will also discuss best practices on how to address and mitigate unique risks associated in this kind of transaction.

    Key topics include:
    -Current Trends in Government Contractor M&A
    -Government Contracting Rules that Affect M&A Deals
    -Representations and Warranties for Government Contracting
    -Navigating Novation with Government Customers
    -Latest Regulatory Updates
    -Due Diligence Issues

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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