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Add to calendar 2019-01-24 07:30:00 2019-01-24 10:00:00 America/New_York Hot Topic Training: Other Transaction Agreements – Something Old is New Again Description: The 2016 NDAA breathed new life into the Prototype Other Transaction Agreements ("OTAs"). OTAs are a unique federal contractual instrument which have flexible rules for certain agencies to dev Reston,VA false YYYY/MM/DD
Registration for this event is open from: Sat, Dec 29, 2018 12:00 AM - Thu, Jan 24, 2019 12:00 AM
Speaker: Johana “Jody” Reed
Topic: Other Transaction Agreements – Something Old is New Again
Location: Noblis (Reston), 2002 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston,VA 20191
Date: Thu, Jan 24, 2019
Time: 07:30 AM -  10:00 AM
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Registered Seats: 22
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Description: The 2016 NDAA breathed new life into the Prototype Other Transaction Agreements ("OTAs"). OTAs are a unique federal contractual instrument which have flexible rules for certain agencies to develop product prototypes as well as pursue research and development opportunities.  OTAs can be awarded to individual entities or to consortiums, including consortiums formed specifically to perform a specific OTA. Consequently, OTAs are touted as the "freedom to contract" and often are perceived to be less stringent than typical federal procurement contracts because they may be free of many of the onerous requirements and practices characteristic of procurement contracts such as the government contract cost accounting, rights in technical data (and other intellectual property), and other procurement contract unique requirements.

Thus, OTAs present the opportunity for parties to carefully craft and tailor the contract to maximize efficiencies and facilitate the effectiveness of the program, and because they are not generally subject to the procurement laws or regulations (including the Federal Acquisition Regulation or FAR) this seminar is useful for anyone who works for a company who has a technology or idea that has a potential benefit to the Department of Defense but who is loath to enter into a standard procurement contract.  The presentation will provide an overview of OTAs, a description of the key elements to consider when using an OTA, and a discussion of the minimum requirements of an OTA for future work.


Presenter: Johana “Jody” Reed, Attorney, McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC

Johana “Jody” Reed, Attorney, McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC Johana “Jody” Reed is an attorney at McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC, a small boutique law firm specializing in most aspects of government contracts and government contractors. Ms. Reed’s practice focuses on advising domestic and international clients on all aspects of government contracting law (both procurement and non-procurement), including prime contracts, subcontracts and other related agreements, drafting requests for equitable adjustments and claims; drafting Contractor Performance Assessment Report System responses; reviewing, drafting, evaluating and revising ethics compliance programs; evaluation and submission of Mandatory Disclosures; Cost Accounting Standards and accounting systems/cost principles; contract and solicitation review and risk assessment; protection of intellectual property rights related to government contracts; Organizational Conflicts of Interests issues and mitigation plans; Freedom of Information Act requests and defenses; export controls compliance and training programs; and cyber security issues.  She is experienced and skilled in negotiating both international and domestic contracts including subcontracts, teaming agreements, intellectual property licenses, agent agreements, and proprietary information agreements for numerous million- and billion-dollar programs.  She has represented clients of all sizes in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims.

Ms. Reed lectures for Federal Publications Seminars on Data Rights in Government Contracts, Cooperative Agreements, CRADAs, Other Transaction Agreements, the FAR, DFARS, Cyber Security and Government Cloud Computing initiatives.

Ms. Reed is a “second-career” lawyer who brings together over twenty years of experience as an attorney with over fifteen years of experience as a Business Finance Manager at a major defense contractor and as a Contracts Manager at several defense contractors.  She also worked under a contract with the FAA to provide contracts management support. Ms. Reed began her legal practice in the Washington, D.C. office of Venable LLP, where she was a senior associate in that firm’s Government Practice, before leaving private practice to work as in-house counsel at BAE Systems Land & Armaments LLP and as General Counsel for Supreme Group USA.  Before joining McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC, she practiced as a solo attorney with USG Contracts & Compliance PLLC.

This training is available in person or via webinar. 

For any questions about the training course, please contact Jaclyn Humphrey aThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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