Recent Federal Contracting Developments: New Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification Requirements, Joint Venture Regulations and Inflation Relief

The new year brought several new certification requirements that impact veteran owned small business and joint ventures partnering with veteran-owned small businesses as well as opened the door for relief from the impacts of inflation on certain federal projects.  In this 60-minute seminar, you will learn about:

  1. SBA’s new certification program for veteran owned businesses, including the timing for certification and implications on previously self-certified businesses.
  2. Certification requirements under the new regulations.
  3. Considerations when forming a Joint Venture with SDVOSB / VOSBs under the new regulations.
  4. Inflation relief under the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.

Jennifer Harris

Senior Counsel

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Jennifer Harris is senior counsel in Peckar & Abramson’s Washington, D.C. office. Her primary areas of practice are construction and government contracts law, complex commercial litigation, and real estate law. Jennifer’s experience includes contract litigation and negotiations, landlord and tenant matters, land-use litigation and the enforceability of land covenants. She provides counsel to clients in contract litigation, tax sale foreclosure actions, negotiations and business disputes, and matters concerning Minority/Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises(M/W/DBE), among other matters.

Over the course of her career, Jennifer has been involved in all aspects of the litigation process including jury trials, district and circuit court cases, and she has specific experience in pre-trial and trial practice, motion practice, fact and expert discovery, witness preparation and settlement negotiations. Jennifer also has experience in appellate briefing and has argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, Jennifer was a litigation attorney with a regional Maryland firm. Jennifer also clerked for the Honorable Mickey J. Norman in the Third Judicial Circuit of Maryland.  

Jennifer holds a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Heuisler Honor Society. Throughout law school, Jennifer was an active member on the Executive Board of the University of Baltimore Law Review, the National Labor Law Moot Court Team, and served as a Rule 16 Attorney for the Civil Advocacy Clinic.

Jennifer is admitted to practice in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Michael Zisa

Co-Managing Partner

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Michael C. Zisa is the co-managing partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Washington, D.C. office where he focuses his practice on construction, surety and government contracts law and chairs the Firm’s Surety practice group.  For over twenty years, Mike has assisted contractors and sureties in all aspects of their business – from contract review and negotiation to contract administration and claim development and prosecution to litigation in federal and state as well as various contract appeals boards and alternative dispute resolution forums. Mike regularly speaks and writes on construction and surety issues and is recognized by ChambersUSA, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers in the areas of construction, surety, government contracts and litigation.

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Virtual Seminar Recording
Recorded 02/22/2023  |  60 minutes
Recorded 02/22/2023  |  60 minutes
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