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Join Dr. Renee Butler, Learning Director for Contract Price, Cost, and Finance, as she hosts Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) Fellows Dave Drabkin and Christopher Yukins for a two-part…

Debarment Webinars

Debarment Webinars
Renee Butler
Join Dr. Renee Butler, Learning Director for Contract Price, Cost, and Finance, as she hosts Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) Fellows Dave Drabkin and Christopher Yukins for a two-part webinar series on Assessing Contractor Labor Law Violations – Responsibility and Debarment. The Department of Labor has thousands of records on violations by federal contractors. Do you know how to access and assess those records when evaluating contractors’ present responsibility? To learn how, join this free training, called for by the U.S. Congress and coordinated by DAU and the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC). There will be two sessions:

Part 1. Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 11:00 – 13:00 Eastern
Introduction and Report to Congress on U.S. Labor Law Violations
Register here: DAU Event - Assessing Contractor Labor Law Violations – Responsibility and Debarment-Part 1

Part 2. Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 13:00 – 15:00 Eastern
Expert roundtable on accessing and considering labor law violations, including:
  • Senior officials from the Labor Department
  • Debarment experts and senior contracting personnel

Register here: DAU Event - Assessing Contractor Labor Law Violations – Responsibility and Debarment Part 2

Speaker bios:

Mr. David Drabkin, Esq.
David Drabkin’s background includes work in the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) of the United States Senate. Drabkin presented numerous times at professional conferences (at both national and international venues) on the government acquisition system and process at Federal, State and Local levels. His prior responsibilities included serving as Chairman of the Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations (Section 809 Panel), Senior Procurement Executive of the General Services Administration, member of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (SARA Panel), Deputy Program Manager Pentagon Renovation Program, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary (Acquisition Reform) (Acquisition Process and Policies) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Program Manager, Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) Implementation Program, providing legal advice and counsel to government contracting professionals, supervising the provision of legal advice, litigating protests and other legal matters pertaining to contracts, serving as a contracting officer, and as the Head of Contracting Activity supervising contracting officers.

Mr. Christopher Yukins, Esq.

Christopher R. Yukins has many years of experience in public procurement law. He was for several years a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he handled trials and appeals involving bid protests and contract claims against the U.S. government. He teaches on government contract formations and performance issues, bid protests, Contract Disputes Act litigation, and comparative issues in public procurement, and focuses especially on emerging public policy questions in U.S. procurement. He is an active member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association, serves on the steering committee to the International Procurement Committee of the ABA International Law Section, and previously served as the president of the Tysons Corner Chapter of the National Contract Management Association.