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Paul W. Bowen

Fax +1.206.623.7022

Mr. Bowen is a partner in the firm’s Government Contracts & Procurement Policy practice and represents companies in all aspects of government contracting, with a focus on contract compliance, investigations, mandatory disclosures, disputes, claims, bid protests, protection of intellectual property (including technical data and subject inventions), suspension/debarment, and ethics.

Mr. Bowen assists clients with their government contracts compliance programs by conducting investigations and internal compliance reviews, preparing client materials for and conducting compliance training, designing and revising compliance programs and, when needed, preparing disclosures of fraud and other procurement integrity issues. He has expertise advising and representing clients regarding federal, state and local procurement integrity and suspension and debarment matters.

Another area of significant and notable experience is representing awardees and subawardees of grants, cooperative agreements, CRADAs, “Other Transactions,” and other government research and assistance agreements. Mr. Bowen advises clients in their dealings with a wide range of agencies, including, among others, the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security and NASA. Mr. Bowen also represents clients in their pursuit of, and compliance with, contracts and agreements with states, cities, universities, school boards, purchasing cooperatives and other local governmental entities.

Mr. Bowen has experience advising small and disadvantaged businesses in their government contracting efforts, including participation in SBA’s 8(a) business development program, special Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) issues, teaming agreements, mentor-protégé arrangements and joint ventures. Mr. Bowen advises such clients on critical issues such as affiliation, corporate and management structure, subcontracting limitations and 8(a), ANC, SDVOSB and WOSB status issues.

Although his focus is government contracts, Mr. Bowen also has significant experience in labor and employment matters and commercial litigation, including advising government contracts clients on compliance with socioeconomic regulations and programs supervised by the Department of Labor and its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Committee
    • Vice Chair, Procurement Fraud Committee