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GC SIG: Government Shutdown 2019: Impact and HR/Employment Issues

GC SIG Program
Presented by: Alan Chvotkin, Stephanie Wilson, and Stephanie Scarola
Location: Berenzweig Leonard, LLP

This program is approved for 1.5 HRCI and SHRM credits.

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Where: Berenzweig Leonard, LLP
8300 Greensboro Drive
Suite 1250
McLean, Virginia  22102
United States
Presenter: Alan Chvotkin, Stephanie Wilson, and Stephanie Scarola
Contact: Kim Molthen

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Government Contracting SIG: Government Shutdown 2019: Panel Discussion


Thursday, February 14, 2019

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Event Program

Free parking garage



  • Member Fee: 0
  • Non-Member Fee: $15



  • This program is approved for 1.5 HRCI and SHRM credits.

Program Details:

Government Shutdown 2019: Great panel lineup includes Alan Chvotkin, Executive VP & Counsel of PSC, Stephanie Wilson, Co-Director GovCon practice of Berenzweig Leonard, and Stephanie Scarola with Expense Reduction Analysts. We will discuss how federal contractors might prepare and highlight the impact on operations, personnel and profitability. This event will take place on the eve of what could be another shutdown in mid-February. Let's discuss and learn from others the impacts of a government shutdown.

On January 25th, Congress passed, and the President signed, a Continuing Resolution through February 15th. The shutdown of 2019 was the longest government shutdown to date, at 35 days. Federal contractors were impacted in so many ways.

Our panel will provide information and insight to help contractors be prepared in case of another shutdown, plus provide guidance to help resume normal operations and recover. Come and share your insight about problems, challenges and issues.



Alan L. Chvotkin

Executive Vice President & Counsel

Professional Services Council


Alan L. Chvotkin is the executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, the principal national trade association of the government technology and professional services industry, where he is responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity. He has been at PSC since 2001.

Prior to joining PSC, he was a vice president of AT&T Government Services where he was responsible for managing key AT&T programs and opportunities. From 1986 to 1995, he was corporate director of government relations and senior counsel at Sundstrand Corporation. Chvotkin also has 13 years experience as a professional staff member on Capitol Hill, serving first as a staff member on the Senate Budget Committee and, later, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. He became counsel and staff director to the Senate Small Business Committee and then counsel to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Chvotkin is a member of the American, Supreme Court and District of Columbia Bar Associations and a fellow of the National Contract Management Association, where he serves on its national board of advisors. He is also a founding member and continuing leader of the federal contracting industry’s Acquisition Reform Working Group, which was established in 1993. He also co-chairs the operating committee of the Council of Defense and Space Industries Association. For his service to the contracting community, he has received the prestigious Fed 100 Award three times. He has a law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law, a master’s in public administration, and a bachelor’s in political science, both from American University.


Stephanie Wilson

Partner, Co-Director of Government Contracts

Berenzweig Leonard, LLP


Stephanie represents government contractors of all sizes in bid protest and claims litigation before the United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Government Accountability Office, and Boards of Contract Appeals. Stephanie has significant experience in counseling clients regarding federal government-contracts specific labor and employment laws, including the Service Contract Labor Standards (formerly, the Service Contract Act) and the Davis-Bacon Act. She also advises government contractors on a variety of matters such as subcontracting and teaming issues, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) compliance, suspensions and debarments.

Stephanie also represents corporate clients and executives on business and employment related matters, including Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims, discrimination and retaliation claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, non-compete disputes, breach of contract claims, and other business disputes and corporate transactional matters. She has represented clients in connection with Department of Labor investigations into labor law violations.


Stephanie Scarola

Profit Specialist

Expense Reduction Analysts


Stephanie Scarola is an advisor to Business Owners, CEOs, CFOs and other Business Executives. A certified public accountant with 20 years of strategic finance and operations experience, Stephanie leverages her background in P&L and operations management, strategic planning, and corporate transactions to deliver high-value solutions for her clients. As a 'Recovering CFO' and Business Owner, she identifies first-hand with the challenges faced by her clients and is most passionate about helping businesses maximize their value.

Prior to becoming a partner with ERA, Stephanie founded Clarity Management Consulting Services (Clarity MCS), and held leadership positions with Mercer and Marsh Inc. Clarity MCS is a women-owned consultancy aimed at providing fractional CFO and operational consulting services. Currently, Stephanie manages ERA client acquisition and the client experience. ERA finds cash flow for mid-market clients by deploying industry-best procurement practices, realizing savings without compromise to quality or service. ERA has saved companies and nonprofits $1.7 billion since its inception in 1992.

If your organization has a need for additional cash and/or profit, contact Stephanie on 718.908.2375 or
Specialties: Expense Reduction, procurement analysis, operations analysis, financial planning and analysis, forecasting, strategic planning, business case preparation, performance management, business advisory, M&A due diligence, customer relationship management