SBAIC Bi-Monthly Membership Meeting

SBAIC Bi-Monthly Membership Meeting

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (EDT)


Dear SBAIC Members,

The Small Business Association For International Companies will be hosting our next Bi-Monthly Membership Meeting Event on April 6th from 10-11am, titled: SBA Updates and Implications for Small Businesses from Devon Hewitt, Senior Partner at Protorae Law. 2020 ended with a bang for small business!  In October the Small Business Administration published a lengthy rule overhauling its regulations for virtually every one of its small business programs.  At the very end of the year, Congress passed a new COVID relief bill and the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act both of which also included a number of provisions affecting small businesses.  Ms. Hewitt will hit the highlights of these new rules including:

 Consolidation of SBA’s All Small and Section 8(a) Mentor/Protégé Programs
 Revisions to “3 in 2” Rule
 Revisions to Joint Venture Regulations
 Revisions to Recertification Requirements
 Transfer of SDVOSB Certification from CVE to SBA
 Extension of Section 8(a) Program

Devon Hewitt, a partner at Protorae Law, has over 25 years’ experience in the field of Government Contracts and represents emerging, small, mid-size and large government contractors located across the United States and abroad.  Ms. Hewitt is best known as a bid protest attorney, having participated in well over 100 bid protests lodged at various federal agencies, including the Small Business Administration and the Government Accountability Office.  She also has participated in bid protests filed at the United States Court of Federal Claims and is one of the few bid protest attorneys that has argued bid protest decisions on appeal at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In addition to bid protests, Ms. Hewitt represents government contractors in a wide variety of transactional matters such as the drafting and negotiation of subcontracts and teaming, cooperative, nondisclosure, non-compete, operating, joint venture, commercial vendor and “OTA” agreements.  She also advises government contractors on issues related to the Service Contract Act, intellectual property and data rights, suspension and debarment, contract claims, ethics and compliance, Organizational Conflicts of Interest, FOIA requests and reverse FOIA letters, notices of default and terminations, and government investigations, among others. She has significant experience with the Small Business Administration’s small business preferential programs and has twice served as a trial expert on this topic.

Ms. Hewitt is active in the Small Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum (SECAF) and the National Veterans Small Business Council and represents many SDVOSBs and VOSBs.

Ms. Hewitt is a frequent speaker/panelist on government contracts issues and has appeared on Federal News Radio and at events sponsored by the Public Contracts Section of the ABA, the Professional Services Council, the National Contract Management Association, SECAF, NVSBC, ACT-IAC, NDIA, Women In Public Policy and the Government Technology Services Coalition. She has been a columnist for Washington Technology and Bloomberg’s Federal Contracts Reports as well as the author of a treatise on federal small business contracting programs, editor of the ABA’s The Procurement Lawyer and contributor to the legal publication Inside the Minds.

Ms. Hewitt received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was an editor of the Journal of Law and Politics and a member of the school’s National Moot Court team. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Jose A. Fusté of the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico.  Ms. Hewitt graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College.

Event Contact
Tim Azizkhan
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (EDT)
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