Speaking Engagement

Legal Update: Implications for Compliance and Audits

15th Advanced Forum on DCAA & DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance & Audits

Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204

Blank Rome partner Stephanie M. Harden will serve as a panelist at American Conference Institute’s (“ACI”) 15th Advanced Forum on DCAA & DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance & Audits, being held June 25 through 26, 2024, in Arlington, Virginia.


ACI’s Forum on DCAA & DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance & Audits provides government contractors with the opportunity to deeply discuss the most critical compliance issues, hear from senior government officials, and benchmark best practices with the industry. This unique conference is specifically focused on challenges faced by government contractors, their advisers, and industry experts working in procurement, government compliance, cost pricing, and audit.

Stephanie’s session, “Legal Update: Implications for Compliance and Audits,” will take place on Tuesday, June 25, from 4:15 to 5:00 p.m.


The panel will discuss:

  • Impact of the Booz Allen settlement
  • Contract Disputes Act requirements for negotiating and litigating contracts
  • Raytheon, Sikorsky, and more ongoing cases
  • Increasing number of whistleblower complaints and False Claims Act litigation
  • Continuation of COVID claims re Sovereign Acts defense


  • Sean Bamford, Associate General Counsel, Government Contacts and Cybersecurity, Lockheed Martin
  • Kent Kiffner, Senior Director, Legal, KBR
  • Stephanie Harden, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Other 2024 program sessions include:

  • Update on Current Activities at the CASB
  • Government Compliance Best Practices
  • Data Analytic and Artificial Intelligence Consideration
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Program Proposal
  • Prime-Sub Relationship Tips for Success
  • Unilateral Changes in Cost Accounting Practices
  • CAS Audits

Blank Rome is pleased to be an Associate Sponsor of this year’s Forum.

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.