Understanding and Mitigating Risk of Organizational Conflicts of Interest for Government Vendors

Companies advising the U.S. government on procuring a product or service, and then bidding to be the actual provider, may run afoul of the rules on organizational conflicts of interest. Defense and technology are among the most affected sectors. With a late 2022 law that started an 18‑month clock, rules may get tighter soon. Companies should also remember restrictions on hiring former government employees while seeking public contracts. This article distills insights shared in educational sessions at a recent Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics conference by experts from Ward & Berry, Seyfarth Shaw and George Washington University. See “Is the Procurement Collusion Strike Force a New Frontier for Cartel Enforcement?” (Apr. 15, 2020).

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