Alexander O. Canizares
Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP
About Alexander O. Canizares

Alexander Canizares represents government contractors and other companies in litigation, investigations, and regulatory matters involving federal departments and agencies.  Alex’s practice includes representing clients ranging from early-stage technology companies to publicly traded Fortune 100 corporations in bid protest and claims litigation, internal and government investigations, FAR/DFARS compliance, contract interpretation, disclosures, cybersecurity, prime-subcontractor disputes, data rights, and suspension or debarment.  As a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Division, Alex draws on his experience serving as lead counsel in complex cases involving the federal government to advise companies in the aerospace and defense, technology, healthcare, professional services, and other industries, in legal matters related to all phases of federal government procurement.  Alex speaks and writes frequently on emerging issues in government contracts and is an adjunct professor of Performance of Government Contracts at The George Washington University Law School a co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section’s Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee. He is also an associate editor of the ABA Public Contract Law Section’s Procurement Lawyer publication.

Speaker Sessions

DoD’s Cybersecurity Assessment Regime: Key Compliance Considerations for Contractors

In this presentation, Perkins Coie’s Alexander Canizares will provide an overview of the latest developments related to CMMC and DoD’s interim rule and anticipated final rule as well as key considerations for companies to manage and reduce risks presented by CMMC, including those related to subcontractor requirements, identifying Controlled Unclassified Information, considerations for cloud-based systems, bid protests and disputes, and False Claims Act liability.

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