December 2013, Specialty Lecturer, “The Advantages of Utilizing Small Businesses in Government Contracting – The NASA Experiment,” Ministry of Finance Peoples Republic of China Delegation – Gave Overview of U.S. Government Procurement Policies toward Small and Disadvantaged Businesses, University of Virginia Annex, Falls Church, Virginia
May 2013, Luncheon Speaker, “Mentor Protégé Programs: A Legal Perspective and Update,” Federal Allies Institute, Holiday Inn Capitol, Washington, DC
October 2012, Presenter, “Introduction to Subcontracting Using Teams and Partners, South Carolina Minority Business Development Week, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, South Carolina
November 2011, Guest Speaker, “The NASA Small Business Experience,” IV Formenta Nacional 2011 (“Brazil’s 4th National Forum on Small Business”), Sao Paulo, Brazil
September 2010, Presenter, “Joint Ventures – Strategies for Growth and Competitiveness in the Global Economy,” Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, South Carolina
July 2009, “Teaming Agreements & Joint Venture Arrangements,” 5th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada
June 2009, “Small Business and the Law,” Boeing Small Business Technology Forum, Huntington Beach, California
February 2009, “Negotiating Federal Subcontracts,” “Legal Aspects of Teaming Agreements and Joint Ventures,” 6th Annual Procurement and Contracting Symposium, El Paso, Texas
February 2009, “Small Business Set-Aside Requirements Extended to Task Orders,” Industry Advisory Council, Arlington, Virginia
September 2008, “The Impact of Size Protests on the Federal Procurement Process,” Federal Bar Association Annual Conference, Huntsville, Alabama
September 2008, “Teaming Agreements 101,” 6th Annual Native American Procurement Conference, National Center for American Indian Economic Development, Kalispell, Montana
July 2008, “Teaming Agreements & Joint Venture Arrangements,” 4th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada
June 2008, “Legal Aspects of Teaming Agreements,” 9th Annual Department of Energy Small Business Conference, San Antonio, Texas
May, 2008, “Marketing Outside Your Local Area,” 5th Annual National Small Business Conference, National Defense Industrial Association, LaJolla, CA
April 2008, “Effective Negotiation of Teaming Agreements,” Prince Georges County Economic Development Corporation, Largo, MD
March 2008, “The Evolving Role of Major Corporation Small Business Liaison Officers,” TRIAD Mid-Winter Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
March 2008, “Principles of Effective Teaming Agreements,” Robert Morris University Veterans Outreach Center, Pittsburgh, PA
March 2008, “Teaming & Partnering for Contracting Opportunities,” Veterans’ Entrepreneurship Task Force, Vietnam Veterans of America, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
February 2008, “Small Business Issues in Federal Contracting,” Government Contracting and Loan Fair, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Reston, VA
November 2007, “Effective Teaming Agreements and Joint Ventures,” Congressman Roscoe Bartlett’s (R. MD) Regional Small Business Conference, Frederick, Maryland
July 2007, “Teaming Agreements and Joint Ventures,” Procurement Matchmaker: A Business to Buyer Linkage Forum, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, New York City, NY
May 2007, “Principles of Effective Teaming Agreements,” Veterans Procurement Expo & Job Fair, National Association of Black Veterans, Baltimore, MD
April 2007, “History of Small Business Set-Asides by the U.S. Government,” International Congress on Government Purchasing from Small and Micro Businesses in Brazil, S.E.B.R.A.E.. (Brazil’s Small Business Administration Equivalent), Brasilia, Brazil
March 2007, “Government Contract Compliance for Commercial Companies,” American Conference Institute Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
January 2007, “SBA’s New Size Re-Certification Rule: How Will It Affect Your Business?” U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.
October 2006, “Legal Aspects of Teaming Agreements in Federal Contracting,” Small Business Conference, U.S. Agency for International Development (U.S. A.I.D.) Washington, D.C.
October 2006, “Legal Issues Facing Small Businesses,” Maryland Hispanic Business Conference, Bethesda, MD
October 2006, “Negotiating Effective Teaming Agreements,” National Women’s Business Center, Washington, D.C.
August, 2006, “Marketing Your Technology to the Federal Government,” Emerging Minority Business Leaders Summer Institute, West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, West Virginia
July 2006, “Protect Yourself: Understanding Teaming Agreements, Mentor-Protégé Relationships, and Joint Ventures,” 2nd Annual National Veterans Small Business Conference, Department of Veteran Affairs, Las Vegas, NV
June 2006, “Marketing to Major Corporations,” Federal Procurement Conference, Pittsburgh Technology Conference, Cranberry Township, PA
June 2006, “Advanced Teaming Agreements Seminar,” Federal Bar Association, San Diego, CA
May 2006, “Access to Markets – How and Where Are Entrepreneurs Acquiring Customers?” U.S Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit, Washington, D.C.
May 2006, “Legal Do’s and Don’ts for Small Business Joint Ventures with Large Firms,” U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL
May 2006, “Guide to Obtaining Contracts in the Federal Marketplace,” 3rd Annual National Small Business Conference, National Defense Industrial Association, Newport, Rhode Island
April 2006, “Negotiating Effective Teaming Agreements,” 17th National Training Conference and Small Business Exposition Conference, National Association of Professional Asian Women, Bethesda, MD
February 2006, “The Small Business Contractor’s Guide to Accessing High Quality Legal Services,” 2006 Economic Empowerment and National Women’s Leadership Conference, Minority Business and Professionals Network, Washington, D.C.
February 2006, “What Happens When a Contract Goes Bad — Ways to Prevent a Catastrophe,” 2006 Minority Serving Institutions Research Partnerships Conference, University of Texas – Pan American, Edinburg, TX
October 2004, “Model Principles of Effective Teaming Agreements,” Fall Conference, National Contract Management Association — Houston Chapter, Houston, TX
April 2004, “Federal Small Business Contracting: Successes and Challenges,” Small Business Monthly Breakfast Speaker Series, National Business Promotions & Conferences/Business Research Services, Fairview Marriott Hotel, Falls Church, VA
March 2004, “How to Market Your Firm at a Small Business Procurement Conference,” Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s 16th Annual High-Tech Small Business Conference, Radisson Hotel, Los Angeles, California.
July 2003, “Contract Bundling and Small Business Procurement,” Congressional Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight, Committee on Small Business, Washington, D.C.
July 2002, “Negotiating Effective Teaming Agreements,” University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Minority Business Executives Summer Program, Charlottesville, VA
July 2002, “Negotiating Effective Teaming Agreements,” Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business, Minority Business Executives Summer Program, Hanover, NH
December 2001, “Changing the Image of OSDBU Directors” (A Holiday Luncheon Speech before the Federal OSDBU Directors Interagency Council) Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.
September 2000, “The Impact of High Tech Small Businesses on Critical NASA Space Missions,” Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland
March 2000, “Extending the Reach of NASA’s Small Business Program Globally,” World Summit on Small Business, Pan Pacific Hotel, Republic of Singapore
October 1999, “NASA’s Experience in Contracting With Small and Medium Enterprises,” First Gulf Symposium on Small and Medium Enterprises, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
March 1999, Remarks at the Inauguration of the Headquarters Building of the World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Noida, India
March 1999, Remarks at the l lth Annual International Conference on Small and Medium Enterprises, Bombay, India
June 1998, “The Development of NASA’s Model Small Business Program,” Maryland Space Business Roundtable, Greenbelt, Maryland
July 1998, Remarks before the Governing Body of the World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Budapest, Hungary
June 1998, “Affirmative Action in Government Contracting: An Update,” Briefing Conference on Government Contracts, hosted by the National Technical Services Association, The American Consulting Engineers Council and The Professional Engineers in Private Practice, Arlington, Virginia
May 1998, “The Impact of Acquisition Reform on Small Disadvantaged Businesses: Turning Adversity into Triumph,” Negotiated Procurements: Life After
Procurement Reform, American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
March 1995, Congressional Testimony before the Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization at NASA, Washington, D.C.
March 1995, Congressional Testimony before the House Committee on Small Business, Holding hearings on the 8(a) Program established under the Small Business Act, Washington, DC