October 13, 2006

Government Ethics: The Challenge and Consequences of Service Contractors in the Government Workplace

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Venable LLP - 575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC

The Northern Virginia (NOVA) Chapter of National Contract Management Association (NCMA), in conjunction with Venable LLP's Government Contracts Group invite you to attend a morning workshop concerning the government ethics regulations and the issues and challenges unique to service contractors that perform work at government sites and who work closely with government employees.

On October 13, 2006, NOVA NCMA will present a panel discussion concerning the application of government ethics statutes and regulations in environments where contractor and government personnel must work cooperatively to accomplish the government's mission. The panel will discuss the unintended consequences and compliance challenges presented by "blended workforces," partnering, and other settings in which civil servants, military members, and contractors work closely. Specific topics will include identifying and resolving conflicts of interest, compliance with restrictions on gifts, government post-employment restrictions, and other issues of interest to government and contractor officials.


Friday, October 13, 2006
Registration: 8:00 A.M.
Presentation: 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.


Venable LLP
575 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004-1601

Venable is located directly across from the Verizon Center (formerly the MCI Center) at the corner of 7th and F Streets, immediately across from the Arena exit on the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station.


$20 for NCMA members
$25 for non-NCMA members
(includes continental breakfast)
All proceeds go to NOVA NCMA

Space is limited. Please register for the seminar with Krystina Williams at kwilliams4@venable.com or at (202) 344-8174. Please provide your name, title, company, telephone, facsimile and e-mail address.


Matt Reres, Esq.
Deputy General Counsel (Ethics and Fiscal Policy)
Department of the Army

As the Army's Deputy General Counsel (Ethics & Fiscal), Mr. Reres serves as the Army's Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official, exercising direct supervision over the Army's Standards of Conduct Office, and sharing equal responsibility with the Army General Counsel for the Army's worldwide ethics program. He is the final legal authority within the Army for all ethics matters, including: standards of ethical conduct; activities with nonfederal entities; outside speaking, teaching, and writing; conflicts of interest; political activities; private organizations and non-federal entities; financial and employment disclosure; post-government employment; gifts; use of government resources, contact with Defense contractors; procurement integrity; and ethics training. Mr. Reres also serves as the final legal authority within the Army for fiscal law matters.

Mr. Reres was appointed Deputy General Counsel (Ethics & Fiscal) in 1994. Prior to assuming these duties, he served as Deputy General Counsel (Fiscal Law & Policy) from 1989-1994. Prior to his civilian career, Mr. Reres served on active duty for twelve years as an Army Judge Advocate officer. During that time, he acted as a trial and defense counsel, contract attorney, and as an administrative law officer. After 31 years of military service, he retired in 1999 as a Colonel from the Army Reserve component, serving his last 17 years as a commander of a Judge Advocate General Detachment supporting the National Guard Bureau.

Mr. Reres received BA and JD degrees from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. He is a member of the Senior Executive Service, the American and Federal Bar Associations, and is an Honorary Member, Staff and Faculty, The Judge Advocate General's School. He is a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers for which he served as the Society's General Counsel for ten years. He is also a member and Past Grand Knight of his parish council of the Knights of Columbus and he served for twenty-six years as an adjunct professor on the faculty of Northern Virginia Community College. Among his civilian awards, Mr. Reres has received Presidential Rank and Performance Awards both as a Distinguished Executive and as a Meritorious Executive as well as both the Secretary of the Army's Exceptional and Meritorious Civilian Service Medals.

Robert M. Cozzie,
Corporate Counsel
EG&G Division, URS Corporation

Mr. Cozzie has served as Corporate Counsel for the EG&G Division of URS Corporation since May 2002. The EG&G Division consists of EG&G Technical Services, Inc. and Lear Siegler Services, Inc. In his current position, Mr. Cozzie is responsible for a wide variety of legal matters affecting his company including overseeing EG&G's ethics compliance programs, advising on Government contracting matters, and labor and employment law, and conducting litigation.

Mr. Cozzie began his legal career as a litigation associate attorney with a small law firm in Rochester, NY before entering active duty as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Cozzie served on active military duty as an Army Judge Advocate. His military assignments include Trial Attorney, Army Contract Appeals Division; Senior Trial Attorney (Prosecutor), 2d Infantry Division (Republic of Korea); Chief of Claims/Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Fort Belvoir, VA; Senior Defense Counsel, Fort Belvoir, VA; and Legal Assistance Attorney/Claims Judge Advocate, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. From 1997-1998, Mr. Cozzie was in-house litigation counsel to Information Systems & Networks Corporation. Thereafter, he was in private practice in Northern Virginia, with an emphasis on government contracts counseling and litigation. Mr. Cozzie returned to government service from 200-2002 as a civilian Trial Attorney with the U.S. Air Force, where Mr. Cozzie was detailed to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Litigation Division, working classified contracts litigation.

He obtained his J.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, and received a B.A. degree in Psychology/Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.

Terry L. Elling
Of Counsel
Venable LLP

Mr. Elling provides clients with advice and representation across the spectrum of traditional government contract issues, including bid protests, the preparation and litigation of claims against the government, and prime contractor-subcontractor disputes. Mr. Elling has an active practice in the field of government ethics and procurement integrity, and advises companies on a variety of issues and on the implementation and enforcement of compliance programs. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Elling served as an Army Judge Advocate where he gained extensive experience in government contracts and litigation, fiscal law, and government ethics.

Mr. Elling's military assignments included duty as a prosecuting attorney, senior defense attorney, trial attorney at Army Contract Appeals Divisions, and Chief of Commercial Law and Deputy Chief, Army Litigation Division. He served as a Senior Ethics Counselor at the Army General Counsel's office immediately prior to his retirement from active duty, and served as an Ethics Counselor in the course of several earlier Army assignments.

He obtained his J.D. and B.A. degree in Economics (magna cum laude) from the University of Illinois at Urbana and earned an LL.M. from The Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army.