Projects & Activities

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2020

  • “International Trade: 2020 Election Platforms & Beyond,” moderator, webinar organized by American University College of Law  (Oct. 20, 2020).
  • “A Tumultuous Year for Trade in Procurement,” co-presenter, webinar organized by George Washington Law (Sept. 3, 2020).
  • “What Happens If the U.S. Leaves the WTO Government Procurement Agreement?” presentation to George Washington University Law School Colloquium (Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2020).
  • U.S. China Business Council, Government Procurement in China: Challenges and Opportunities for Foreign Companies, panel (Washington, D.C. Jan. 10, 2020).

2019

  • All American Regional Round (AARR) of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition, panelist (American University, Washington College of Law, Apr. 13, 2019).
  • Global Business Dialogue, Procurement, Trade and Trade Agreements, presentation (Washington, D.C., Mar. 8, 2019).
  • “International Agreements Open Foreign Procurement Markets,” presentation to International and Comparative Public Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2019).

2018

  • “WTO Government Procurement Agreement,” presentation at 2018 International Government Procurement Workshop for People’s Bank of China (Xi’an, China, Sept. 12, 2018).
  • “Made in The USA: Legal, Trade and IP Issues,” participated in panel, Federal Circuit Bar Association’s 2018 Bench and Bar Conference (Coronado, CA, June 23, 2018).
  • International Perspectives on Public Procurement Law Colloquium, presentation, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 2018).
  • “International Agreements Open Foreign Procurement Markets,” presentation to International and Comparative Public Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2018).

2017

  • “Trade and Procurement Master Class,” presentation (London, UK, Nov. 20, 2017).
  • “Public Procurement Best Practices Industry Roundtable,” South Asia Region Public Procurement Knowledge Exchange Program, moderator, sponsored by U.S. Department of Commerce and World Bank (Sept. 13, 2017, Washington, D.C.)
  • “WTO Revised Agreement on Government Procurement” and “GPA Accession Process, Expectations of Afghanistan and Transitional Measures,” presentations at Consultations on Afghanistan WTO-Related Customs and Procurement Legislative Initiatives, organized by U.S. Commercial Law Development Program and funded by U.S. Agency for International Development/Afghanistan (Chisinau, Moldova, July 17, 2017).
  • “International Procurement Developments in U.S. Domestic Preferences and International Trade,” presentation to symposium on Federal Procurement under the Trump Administration, sponsored by Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association and George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., June 6, 2017).
  • International Negotiations to Open Cross-Border Markets in Government Procurement,” presentation, International and Comparative Public Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Mar. 22, 2017).
  • “International Procurement Markets: What’s Next,” presentation, Forum organized by the George Washington University Law School (Washington D.C., Feb. 15, 2017).

2016

  • “Outlook for Trade in Trump Administration,” presentation to Colloquium on International Cooperation in Procurement: Next Steps, sponsored by George Washington University Law School (Dec. 9, 2016).
  • “WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Scope of Coverage,” presentation to Russian Federation delegation at George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2016).
  • “Brexit: Implications for GPA and Access to U.S. Procurement,” presentation at Roundtable on Transatlantic Procurement Issues, sponsored by King’s College London and George Washington University Law School (London, UK, Sept. 19, 2016).
  • “Government Procurement and Trade Policy,” presentation at 55th Annual National Seminar on Government Contracts, sponsored by: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Twin Cities Chapter, National Contract Management Association; and North Star Chapter, National Property Management Association (Sept. 14, 2016, Minneapolis, MN).
  • “Review of Pakistan’s Public Procurement Rules,” report prepared for Pakistan Public Procurement Regulatory Authority, sponsored by U.S. Department of Commerce (June 2016).
  • “Buy America Policy,” briefing for Organization for International Investment (Washington, D.C. June 6, 2016).
  • “The GPA: What It Means for New Zealand Vendors,” presentation to New Zealand Government Procurement Trade Mission to the United States (Washington, D.C., Apr. 20, 2016).
  • “International Negotiations to Open Cross-Border Markets in Government Procurement,” presentation, International and Comparative Public Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Mar. 25, 2016).
  • “Government Procurement in the TPP,” presentation, 2016 TPP Series, Part III: The New Rules & Disciplines of a 21st Century Agreement, panel organized by the Washington International Trade Association (Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2016).

2015

  • “International Agreements with Procurement Obligations,” briefing,  U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 2015).
  • “State of Play in Procurement Negotiations,” presentation, Towards Convergence in Transatlantic Procurement Markets, roundtable conference organized by Kings College, London and George Washington Law School (London, UK, Oct. 26, 2015).
  • “International Experience in Government Procurement,” report prepared for U.S. Agency for International Development’s Vietnam Governance for Inclusive Growth project (Sept. 30, 2015).
  • “TTIP and Public Procurement,” presentation at Rule-Makers or Rule-Takers? Exploring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, organized by the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University and the Centre for European Policy Studies (Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 2015).
  • “Broadening the reach of GPA principles: regional developments and perspectives,” panel chair, The Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA): an Emerging Pillar of Twenty-first Century Trade and Development, symposium organized by World Trade Organization (Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 17, 2015).
  • “What are the prospects for concluding work on China’s GPA accession in 2015?,” paper presented at Public Procurement: Global Revolution VII conference at University of Nottingham (Nottingham, UK, June 15-16, 2015).
  • “WTO Government Procurement Agreement,” presentation, U.S.-Pakistan Informational Roundtable on the WTO Government Procurement Agreement, organized by U.S. Department of Commerce (Islamabad, Pakistan, Apr. 29, 2015).
  • “World Bank Reform and WTO Government Procurement Agreement,” keynote presentation, World Bank Spring Meetings, Innovative and Fit for Purpose: A New World Bank Procurement Framework (Washington, D.C., Apr. 16, 2015).
  • U.S. Perspective on Encouraging Countries to Join the GPA,”  presentation, Developing Countries – Looking Through the Keyhole: Should Developing Economies be Observers or Full GPA Members, Fourth Annual Procurement Week Conference: Game Changing Ideas and Innovations, sponsored by Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies, Faculty of Law, Bangor University in North Wales (Cardiff, Wales, Mar. 18, 2015).
  • “U.S. Perspective on TiSA,” presentation at TISA – A First Step Towards Full GPA Membership? Fourth Annual Procurement Week Conference: Game Changing Ideas and Innovations, sponsored by Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies, Faculty of Law, Bangor University in North Wales (Cardiff, Wales, Mar. 18, 2015).
  • “International Procurement Agreements,” presentation, Comparative and International Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2015).
  • “WTO Government Procurement Agreement,” presentation, Commercial Law and Development Program, U.S. Department of Commerce (Washington, D.C., Feb.10, 2015).

2014

  • “US Coverage of Services and Construction Services under GPA,” presentation, WTO Government Procurement Agreement International Seminar, organized by Ministry of Finance, People’s Republic of China (Beijing, China, Dec. 2, 2014).
  • Government Procurement in the WTO,” presentation, 2014 Academy of WTO Law and Policy, Institute of International Economic Law (Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2014).
  • “BRICS and the WTO Government Procurement Agreement,” presentation, Brazil and the WTO Government Procurement Agreement colloquium, organized by George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2014).
  • “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Government Procurement,” presentation, Congressional-European Parliament Initiative (Washington, D.C., May 28, 2014).
  • “New WTO Government Procurement Agreement,” presentation, The New WTO Government Procurement Agreement – Its Impact on World Procurement Markets colloquium, organized by George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., May 13, 2014)
  • “U.S. Government Procurement System,” presentation, WTO National Seminar for Armenia on the Agreement on Government Procurement, organized by World Trade Organization, Ministry of Finance of Armenia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and U.S. Department of Commerce (Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, Apr. 26, 2014).
  • “Negotiating RTAs and GPA: Strategic Considerations,” presentation,  WTO National Seminar for Armenia on the Agreement on Government Procurement, organized by World Trade Organization, Ministry of Finance of Armenia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and U.S. Department of Commerce (Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, Apr. 26, 2014).
  • “WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Role, Principles, and Transparency Requirements,” presentation, Seminar on WTO GPA Obligations and International Best Practices in Public Procurement, organized by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Trade Organization, Ministry of Finance of Armenia and U.S. Department of Commerce (Yerevan, Armenia, Apr. 25, 2014).
  • “GPA’s Procedural Obligations, Including Domestic Review and Modifications of Annexes,” presentation, Seminar on WTO GPA Obligations and International Best Practices in Public Procurement, organized by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Trade Organization, Ministry of Finance of Armenia and U.S. Department of Commerce (Yerevan, Armenia, Apr. 25, 2014).
  • “GPA Procurement Opportunities Provided by Parties,” presentation, Seminar on WTO GPA Obligations and International Best Practices in Public Procurement, organized by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Trade Organization, Ministry of Finance of Armenia and U.S. Department of Commerce (Yerevan, Armenia, Apr. 25, 2014).
  • “International Procurement Systems: Developments in 2013,” presentation, West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2014).
  • “International Procurement Agreements,” presentation, Comparative and International Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2014).
  • “Procurement Issues in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,” presentation, Breakfast Debate on Public Procurement and TTIP at the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 29, 2014).

2013

  • “International Government Procurement: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,” presentation, Congressional-European Parliament Initiative (Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 2013).
  • “Export Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses under the WTO and Government Procurement Agreement,” presentation, Export Now Webinar, sponsored by Women Impacting Public Policy (Feb. 21, 2013).
  • “The Role of International Trade Agreements in the Converging of Procurement Systems,” presentation, West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2013).
  • “International Procurement Agreements,” presentation, Comparative and International Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2013).

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