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U.S. National Security Law and Policy

Advocates directly with Congress, professional committee staff, and senior Department of Defense leadership for programs, budgets, and policies to improve client competitive edge, leverage new opportunities, and strengthen their federal business and our national security.
Assisted a global logistics company with the U.S. Army's logistics LOGCAP contract worth as much as $6 billion. We coordinated the client's entry into all countries in which it was required to perform, using either internal resources or coordinating local counsel. This internal K&L Gates network and host country set of firms provided advice regarding host nation business registration, taxes, labor issues, and U.S.-host country treaties and Status of Forces Agreements.
Successfully defended an award to a service-disabled veteran owned small business in connection with a Defense Information Systems Agency task order for technical operations support for the Joint Staff, Cyberspace Environment Division, Joint Information Operations Range (JIOR), which develops and maintains a distributed, closed-loop live-fire network to support training and testing of information related capabilities in and through cyberspace. K&L Gates defended protests from two unsuccessful offerors, each of which challenged, among other things, organizational and consultant conflict of interest concerns. The GAO denied or dismissed all grounds of protest.

Operated as a critical business partner and team member of a global supplier of coatings and specialty materials on its government contracting issues, including providing comprehensive compliance and negotiation assistance on government contracts, cooperative agreements, cooperative research and development agreements, and other government agreements.

Represented subcontractor in negotiating agreement to perform under an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) project level agreement awarded to a consortium. Representation included negotiating and revising terms of subcontract to ensure protection of client's IP and data rights.
Represented small business defense contractor in a bet-the-company appeal of a claim at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals regarding the Marine Corps Improvised Explosive Device Detector Dog Program claiming a government breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing and constructive change to the contract.  The appeal resulted in successful settlement of the claims.
Assisted provider of rail joints in assessing Buy America requirements for use of domestic steel on projects funded by Department of Transportation grants.

Assisted global provider of electronics and energy solutions in establishing compliance program and practices consistent with FAR and DFARS requirements in order to pursue commercial item sales to the federal government.

Represented shipbuilder in sale of company, including responses to diligence requests and disclosures related to government contracts and compliance programs and purchase agreement negotiations.

Prepared a number of claims on behalf of a major aerospace company arising out of the company’s performance of a contract for an air command and control system. The claims included requests for equitable adjustments for out-of-scope effort, failure to provide customer-furnished equipment and information, and delay.
Teams business CEOs with the leaders in the Department of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Congress to advance robotics, materials, artificial intelligence, energy, healthcare, aerospace and cybersecurity to meet emerging national security requirements.
Assists space industry with Defense Authorization and Appropriations promoting U.S. commercial space launch capabilities, domestic rocket engine production, integrated satellite communications and sensors, and stronger national security space capabilities/programs.
Promotes high-technology coalitions (e.g. Quantum Science, Satellite Communications) objectives with federal agencies, academia, congress and the Administration to ensure U.S. global leadership.
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