New DoD Guidance on Inflation and Economic Price Adjustments
The Department of Defense (DoD) recently released guidance on the circumstances in which contracting officers may offer economic price adjustments to contractors with fixed price contracts. This guidance directly impacts contractors affected by unprecedented inflation and provides important insights on how contractors might protect themselves from similar circumstances moving forward.
On September 29, 2022, join attorneys Barron Avery, Clara Kollm, and Sarah-Jane Lorenzo with the firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius for a virtual seminar where they will discuss the guidance and its applicability to your clients’ business.
W. Barron A. Avery
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Barron Avery, who leads the firm's government contracts practice, advises and represents government contractors and subcontractors in a wide range of matters involving all aspects of federal government contracting. With substantial knowledge of the rules and regulations that drive the government contracts industry, Barron provides knowledgeable day-to-day advice and counseling to government contractors.
Complementing his government contracts counseling practice, Barron has experience litigating matters on behalf of government contractors and subcontractors. He regularly brings and defends bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), representing clients in a wide range of industries. He also has experience litigating contract disputes before the COFC and boards of contract appeals, particularly the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), as well as other federal contract appeals boards.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Clara Kollm practices high-stakes commercial litigation, with a focus on complex government contracting issues. Clara has appeared before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and has experience representing commercial item subcontractors in federal False Claims Act ligation. Clara also focuses on software licensing and implementation disputes. In one such dispute, she obtained a unanimous defense verdict for a Fortune 25 company after a two-week jury trial. She has litigated issues related to business torts, breaches of contract, and the Contracts Disputes Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Voting Rights Act, and Copyright Act.
Clara holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a senior editor on the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. Prior to attending law school, she worked in New Delhi, India with a waste management nonprofit. Previously, Clara served as a judicial intern for Judge Paul L. Friedman of the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Sarah - Jane Lorenzo
Sarah-Jane Lorenzo focuses her practice on regulatory compliance matters, government contracts, and related litigation. Before law school, Sarah-Jane worked as a journalist and spent time as a research associate at an education policy nonprofit where she analyzed trends in state and federal legislation. Her publications have been featured in or cited by national news outlets including The Washington Post, National Review, and Politico. Sarah-Jane is admitted in Ohio only, and her practice is supervised by Texas Bar members.
During law school, Sarah-Jane served on the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of International Law and participated in the law school’s First Amendment Clinic.
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