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Lunch With Your Government Contracts Lawyer

Country of Origin and "Buy American"
Sheppard Mullin Washington DC office

Government procurements always include certain so-called "Buy American" requirements, which come in many different formulations. The interplay between "Buy American" and international free trade agreements often leads to significant confusion by Government and industry alike. Sheppard Mullin invites you to a lively seminar hosted by our Government Contract attorneys John Chierichella and David Gallacher. John and David will lead a discussion on the interplay between various "Buy American" restrictions and the Trade Agreements Act. The discussion will highlight recent guidance issued by U.S. Customs regarding the country of origin of computer software. John and David will also discuss regulatory and practical considerations based on commonly asked questions and their recent experience. 


John Chierichella
1300 I Street, N.W.
11th Floor East
Washington, DC 20005
Direct: 202.218.6878

David Gallacher
1300 I Street, N.W.
11th Floor East
Washington, DC 20005
Direct: 202.218.0033


February 26, 2013
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.


Sheppard Mullin
1300 I St, NW
11th Floor East
Washington, DC 20005

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hour which may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement, and is suitable for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys.
MCLE credit for this program is pending by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board and the Florida Bar.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Shuman at or 202.772.5311.

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