November 2, 2017 "Hot Topics" Panel Co-Sponsored by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Courtroom 201


Federal Procurement & Emerging Trends in Litigation

Moderated by Judge Loren A. Smith

  1. Reports from the Court
    • Chief Judge Braden
    • Chief Special Master Dorsey
    • Clerk of Court, Lisa Reyes
  2. Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program
    • Clerk’s Office Presentation
  3. DOJ’s Perspective on Emerging Litigation Topics
    • Robert E. Kirschman, Jr., Director of the National Courts Section, Commercial Litigation, Civil Division, DOJ
    • James Gette, Principal Deputy Chief Natural Resources Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, DOJ
    • David Pincus, Chief of the Court of Federal Claims Section, Tax Division, DOJ
    • Catharine E. Reeves, Deputy Director, Torts Branch, Civil Division, DOJ
  4. Break from 10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
  5. Federal Procurement: the Section 809 Panel
    • Judge Thomas Wheeler
    • Judge Marian Blank Horn
    • Rob Burton, Partner at Crowell Moring, and former Deputy Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (“OFPP”)
    • Lesley A. Field, Acting Administrator of the OFPP
    • Paul F. Khoury, Partner at Wiley Rein
  6. Noon Advisory Council Member Meeting


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