Doing Business in the US: What Foreign Companies Need to Know About Government Contracts and Civil Litigation

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April 29, 2015

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The attorneys of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP’s Government Contracts and Litigation Practices invite you to attend a complimentary 90 minute webinar, “Doing Business in the US: What Foreign Companies Need to Know About Government Contracts and Civil Litigation” on April 29, 2015.

The U.S. government is the single largest customer in the world and it often contracts with foreign-owned companies. But, capitalizing on federal government contracting opportunities can be confusing because of a myriad of unique statues and regulations governing these contracts. Foreign companies that do business in the US – whether selling to the federal government or to other commercial entities – often struggle with an unfamiliar legal system when disputes arise.

Tenley A. Carp, a partner in the Washington DC office who focuses on helping companies to comply with the unique legal requirements imposed on government contractors, including the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act, will describe how foreign companies can sell their products and/or services to the US government and litigate against the US Government, when necessary.

Jeffrey Y. Lewis, a partner in the Atlanta office who represents businesses in litigation will discuss the six reasons why US civil litigation takes longer and is more expensive: discovery, jury trials, punitive and treble damages (under racketeering statutes), class actions, contingent fees, and “common law” developed by judges and not in statutes. He will even explain the “McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case.”

Register Now to learn how foreign companies can successfully navigate the legal complications of conducting business in the US.

Credits: This webinar is pending CLE credit approval by the State Bar of Georgia.