The government shutdown and its impact on contracting

Tuesday - 10/1/2013, 10:01pm EDT

Beth Ferrell, partner, McKenna, Long, and Aldridge LLP

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October 1, 2013 -- This week on "Off the Shelf", Beth Ferrell, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, addresses what every contractor needs to know regarding the government shutdown.

Ferrell outlines the administrative procedures for implementing a shutdown including the process for determining whether particular federal functions are essential or not.

She also provides a due diligence checklist for contractors in dealing with their customer agencies and contracts during the shutdown.

Ferrell's checklist provides a contract risk management tool for contractors during the shutdown.