Ranked as a leading construction attorney by Chambers USA, Tamara M. McNulty, partner in the Washington, DC office of Fox Rothschild LLP, and Vice Chair of the Washington Building Congress will speak at the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston, MA.
As part of this two-day conference, McNulty will join another attorney to speak on the topic of “Testing the Government Contracting Waters: What Every Construction Contractor Needs to Know About the Dangers of the False Claims Act.”  The workshop is designed to inform government contractors what constitutes a “false claim” as well as the risks of violating the False Claims Act.
McNulty is a seasoned litigator and has extensive experience in construction, government contract and procurement-related matters. She frequently advises clients during the consulting, design and construction phases of standard and sophisticated projects, including civil works and environmental programs; water, power and telecommunications infrastructure; aerospace facilities, defense facilities and global security.
In addition to her deep level of industry experience, McNulty has extensive knowledge of green building practices and is LEED AP certified. McNulty is accustomed to working with her clients from the onset of large and small scale projects in order to avoid potential claims and disputes down the line. She also regularly assists clients in drafting and negotiating complex contracts.
Additionally, McNulty is experienced in mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Through her work as both a private firm lawyer and senior in-house counsel to the Federal Services Division of a multi-billion dollar architecture, engineering and construction company, she has extensive knowledge of and experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the False Claims Act (FCA), the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Anti-Kickback Act, the Buy American Act, the Miller Act, the Prompt Payment Act and the Truth In Negotiations Act (TINA). She also regularly counsels federal contractors on Federal Acquisition Regulation business ethics, conduct codes and compliance; DCAA audits and investigations; cost allowability and the Cost Accounting Standards; Davis-Bacon Act compliance; subcontracting plans; best value procurement strategy; and debriefings. She has asserted numerous claims to various boards of contract appeals as well as the Court of Federal Claims, and she has defended bid protests at both the state and federal level.
McNulty received her J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995 and her B.A. from University of Wisconsin in 1991.