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The Government Contracts practice has extensive experience in bid protest litigation at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Court of Federal Claims, and various federal agencies.

During the past six years, the group handled almost eighty protest matters on behalf of a wide cross-section of clients from major defense, information technology and management service companies to smaller support service, and commercial item contractors. Complex protests included as many as six parties and involved as many as forty-two lawyers. Our clients were successful in more than seventy-five percent of our representations, including both protesting and defending contract awards. We have successfully addressed a wide variety of issues, including organizational conflicts of interest, procurement integrity, country of origin compliance, task order awards, cost and price realism analyses, and other cutting-edge issues.

The group has extensive experience in assisting clients to make informed judgments regarding viable bid protests. We frequently participate in debriefings to assist our clients in obtaining an adequate base of information to determine when a protest is both justified and can achieve a meaningful business result.

Representative actions include:

Wyle Laboratories, Inc., B-408112.2

Successful protest of a $1.7 billion award for NASA Human Health and Performance Contract resulting in corrective action options, including award to Wyle.

NetCentrics Corporation, B-408474

Successful protest against DARPA Information Technology Services and Support resulting in corrective action, including revision of solicitation requirements and new procurement.

ITT Information Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation, ODRA 12-ODRA 00628

Successful defenses against protests of billion-dollar award for FAA Data Communications Integrated Services contract.

Harris IT Services Corporation, AMC Protest No. 440813

Successful protest against $125 million task order as out of scope; corrective action included extension of client order and future new competition.

Contingency Management Group LLC.; IAP Worldwide Services Inc., B-309752

Successful protest of a multibillion-dollar award for Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV contracts.

Fluor Intercontinental Inc., B-405957.1

Protest of multibillion-dollar Army contract awards for Global Contingency Services MAC resulted in corrective action contract award to client.

Vanguard Recovery Assistance, Joint Venture v. United States, COFC No. 11-39C

Successful defense of post-award bid protest of multibillion-dollar FEMA PATAC III emergency support services contract.

KSD, Inc. v. United States and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company, COFC No. 05-1229C

Bid protest defense of $1.5 billion Army contract for Apache helicopter parts.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, LP, and BAE Systems IDS, Inc., B-295401

Represented Boeing in GAO bid protest defense arising from conviction and post-plea admissions of former Air Force acquisition official.

Kilgore Flares Company, B-406139

Successful defense of protest against Navy award of production contract for flares addressing a negative determination of offerors’ responsibility.

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