WebEd: Understanding Buy America Legislation to Avoid Buying Trouble

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Major changes are underway requiring contractors to use more domestic materials in public works projects or face consequences.  This presentation will give an overview of the new Buy America requirements that are a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Build America, Buy America Act; changes to Buy American Laws and impacts to federal contractors; agency guidance restricting the use of waivers by agencies; highlight the provisions that give this new rule teeth; and explore the potential impacts of compliance failure for contractors.  

Please join AGC’s Counsel for Federal and Regulatory Affairs, Jordan Howard, and Peckar & Abramson’s Steven Weber for an overview on:

  • Basic components and understanding of the Buy America, Buy American, and other domestic content requirements;
  • Potential impact to current and future for contractors; and
  • Steps contractors need to take to be compliant.


Steven J. Weber
Co-Chair, Government Contracting & Infrastructure Practice
Peckar & Abramson PC

Steve has represented domestic and international construction contractors on power projects, high rise projects and major infrastructure projects, among others. His experience also includes representing contractors performing projects for the United States government both domestically and abroad. Steve has provided construction and government contractor clients with contract development advice, project performance counseling and preparation and litigation of claims, including defense of alleged False Claims Act violations and Qui Tam actions. He has also advised local contractors and developers on private construction projects, including office buildings, condominiums, and mixed-use facilities. Clients represented include the full range of stakeholders in the construction industry as well as firms performing under a public contract in a broad range of industries. Steve has extensive alternative dispute resolution experience as well as trial experience before numerous state and federal courts, arbitration tribunals and boards of contract appeals. He has frequently assisted clients in responding to cure notices as well as handling terminations for default and convenience.

Jordan F. Howard
Counsel, Federal & Regulatory Affairs
Associated General Contractors of America

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