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Regulatory Compliance Counseling

Regulatory Compliance in Government Contracting

Government contracts require strict adherence to regulations and compliance standards. I provide guidance on federal regulations such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), agency FAR supplements (e.g., DFARS), and Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations. As an experienced government contracts attorney, I support regulatory compliance in numerous ways.

1. Interpreting Complex Regulations

    • Offering clear explanations and interpretations of federal regulations, ensuring clients understand their obligations and rights under the FAR, DFARS, and other pertinent regulations.

2. Advising on Contract Clauses and Flow-Downs

    • Providing strategic advice and negotiating contract clauses to align with client objectives and comply with regulatory requirements.
    • Guiding clients on the appropriate flow-down clauses to include in subcontracts and purchase orders to maintain compliance throughout the supply chain.

3. Disclosure Requirements

    • Advising on disclosure obligations, including mandatory and voluntary disclosures, to ensure clients fulfill their reporting requirements accurately and timely.

4. Ethical Considerations

    • Offering counsel on ethical considerations in government contracting, including post-government employment, conflicts of interest, gift and gratuity rules, and compliance with standards of conduct.
    • Developing policies and procedures to promote ethical behavior and prevent violations that could jeopardize contract performance or eligibility for future contracts.

5. Mitigating Compliance Risks

    • Conducting compliance assessments and audits to identify potential areas of non-compliance and implementing corrective actions to mitigate risks.
    • Assisting in the preparation of compliance documentation, including certifications and representations required by government agencies.

6. Averting Penalties and Sanctions

    • Proactively addressing compliance issues to prevent costly penalties, sanctions, or contract terminations.
    • Representing clients in investigations or enforcement actions by government agencies, advocating for favorable resolutions and minimizing adverse consequences.

7. Enhanced Competitive Position

    • Compliance with contract requirements, laws, and regulations improves performance and enhances a company's reputation, making it a more attractive candidate for future opportunities.

By providing guidance on regulatory compliance, I help clients adhere to applicable laws and regulations and safeguard their interests in contractual relationships with the government.

Pannier Law is here to help

Pannier Law is dedicated to helping companies that do business with the government by providing timely, affordable government contract legal services.

William Pannier is a California attorney practicing in the areas of federal, state, and local government contracts. He assists contractors of all sizes, in various industries, across a broad range of issues.

William Pannier, Esq.

(310) 971-5093