Suspensions, Debarment and Related Ethical Issues for Federal Contractors

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on October 26, 2023)
Date: October 17, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Maria Panichelli, McCarter & English
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs

*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

Nothing is scarier to government contractors than the prospect of suspension or debarment. In this webinar, experienced government contracts attorney Maria Panichelli will discuss the ethical issues and common causes of suspensions and debarments, which can keep you from doing future business with the federal government.

Maria Panichelli will provide insights into what sort of conduct will raise a red flag with government personnel and how to protect your business against some of the most common mistakes that lead to debarment. She will also discuss what to do if facing an investigation that may lead to a suspension or debarment. Finally, the webinar will cover the rights and remedies available to contractors in fighting an improper suspension or debarment to preserve your business with the federal government.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the suspension and debarment process
  • Identify and avoid the most common causes of suspension and debarment
  • Formulate compliance plans to minimize risk
  • Learn how to defend against proposed suspension and debarment

Target Audience: Government contractors

Meet Your Instructor:

Maria Panichelli


Maria L. Panichelli, Esq. is a partner in the Government Contracts and Global Trade practice group at the law firm of McCarter & English. She focuses her practice exclusively on federal contracts, assisting clients through every stage of the procurement process. Her practice includes performance and compliance counseling, asserting and defending bid and size/status protests, REAs, claims and CDA claim appeals and litigation, federal subcontracting, and small business procurement. Maria provides comprehensive legal counseling that allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while fulfilling their own business goals. An active member of several federal contracting associations, Maria is a frequent lecturer at agency, government contracting and small business conferences, and works closely with several Procurement Technical Assistance Centers to provide educational content for contractors.


Oct 17 2023


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 17 2023
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm