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13th Advanced Forum on DCAA & DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance & Audits

HKA
Conference
Event Details
Date & Time
23 June 2022 11:50 EST
Location

The Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22203

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HKA is excited to announce that Jim Thomas, HKA Partner and Global Sector Lead, Aerospace and Defense, is presenting at the 13th Advanced Forum on DCAA & DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance & Audits on June 23. This in-depth conference is the industry’s leading event for defense, aerospace, and other government contractors and for industry experts working in procurement, government compliance, cost pricing, auditing, and more.

Jim, alongside Justin Chiarodo, Partner at Blank Rome LLP, and Laura Semple, Assistant General Counsel at Amentum, will be discussing legal issues affecting cost and pricing in their presentation titled “Significant Regulatory and Litigation Developments—from Bid Protests to Vaccine Mandates—and Beyond”. Additional key topics for discussion include remote audits, industry consolidation, contract closeouts, commercial items, and domestic preference. The conference also features daily keynote addresses, networking breaks and lunches, and multiple roundtable sessions.

Two pre-conference workshops on business system audits and the preparation of compelling proposal and forward pricing agreements are being offered on June 21.

Jim Thomas, Partner and Global Sector Lead, Aerospace and Defense

Jim is a forensic accountant with 35 years of experience providing consulting and dispute resolution services to government contractors. He has been retained as an expert on more than 50 occasions.

Jim has testified as an expert in proceedings before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, General Services Board of Contract Appeals, District Court, and in arbitration. He has also served as a neutral accountant in purchase price disputes involving government contract accounting issues.

In addition to aerospace and defense, Jim serves the technology, engineering, and professional services; industrial products; construction; retail products; and healthcare industries. Prior to joining HKA, he was a forensic services partner specializing in government contracts with PwC.

Jim specializes in cost and pricing matters, including government audit issues, False Claims Act damages, defective pricing, labor charging, Cost Accounting Standards, cost allowability, record keeping requirements, Federal Supply Schedule contracts, claims, requests for equitable adjustment, terminations, and prime/subcontractor disputes.

Event Details
Date & Time
23 June 2022 11:50 EST
Venue

The Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22203

Register Now