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Compliance and Ethics for Government Contractors

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM (EDT)

Vienna, VIRGINIA 22182

Compliance and Ethics for Government Contractors

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General Counsel, P.C. Seminar Series



The Pathway for Good Corporate Governance


We are pleased that this seminar will also be presented live, via the internet, in streaming video.  Here is link to register (for free) to watch the seminar:





Presented by Michael Brainard, who has led in house ethics and compliance programs for AMEC, SAIC and others.


Ethics and compliance has evolved to require actions beyond just doing the right thing. Government contractors must now act in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and compliance as possible. Ethics and compliance is no longer elective, it is now legislated.  We will discuss understanding the new age of ethics, how to install an ethics culture, FAR compliance regulations, contracts and finance compliance practices, strategies for maintaing compliance and internal controls.


When:  September 28th at 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (program from 7:45 to 9:00)

Where:  Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Vienna, VA 22182

Cost:  $35.00.  

Breakfast:  Full buffet breakfast will be provided.

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Speaker Profile

Michael Brainard's principal practice area is government contract law, corporate compliance, and government audit guidance.  Using his vast experience as inside counsel to major government contractors, Mr. Brainard counsels clients on all aspects of government contracting from compliance to proposal preparation to equitable adjustments to contract close-out.  Mr. Brainard also represents clients in government audit matters including indirect rate development and internal control reviews.  Mr. Brainard develops complete government compliance programs strategically designed to focus on critical management controls.  Mr. Brainard also has extensive experience working with and developing small businesses, including SBA Section 8(a), HUBZone, and veteran-owned business registries.  He is active in the Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Program and has won five Nunn-Perry Awards. 
Prior to joining General Counsel, P.C., Mr. Brainard founded The Brainard Group, LLC in 2007 and served large and small businesses in a wide variety of government compliance and legal initiatives.  His clients were able to enjoy significant successes in government compliance matters by strategically implementing key compliance program elements.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Brainard has designed risk management and compliance programs for major contractors that have resulted in extreme reductions in legal costs and claims.  He designed and implemented a government compliance assessment program that helped a debarred contractor reduce the debarment period.
Mr. Brainard is a member of the State Bar of California and has been admitted to practice by the United States Supreme Court.  He participates in fundraising for the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia, and is a frequent public speaker on a wide variety of contracts and compliance topics.


The General Counsel, P.C. Seminar Series is a monthly program designed to educate and help business owners and leaders succeed.  Every month one of our Five Practice Groups will provide a seminar relevant to business owners and executives.  For further information, visit our website ( or call Merritt Green, General Counsel, P.C.'s managing partner, at 703-556-0411.

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Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Suite 1700
Vienna, VIRGINIA 22182

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM (EDT)

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