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Armani Vadiee

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Tysons Corner Office
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6300
Fax: (703) 847-6312

Mr. Vadiee is a partner in the Government Contracts practice group. His practice focus is government and commercial contracts where he is counsel to domestic and international clients on a wide range of contracting issues including contract negotiation, terms and conditions, bid protests, changes and claim preparation, internal investigations, contract termination settlements, regulatory compliance, M&A due diligence, and contract litigation. Mr. Vadiee has developed large-scale compliance programs for government contractors focused on contract compliance including supply chain, accounting, domestic preference, export controls, data rights, subcontracting, cybersecurity, and mandatory reporting requirements. Mr. Vadiee provides legal support to large commercial technology and global aerospace companies selling to the federal government directly or through resellers. Mr. Vadiee also has extensive experience counseling utilities and energy sector companies engaged in federal energy projects through UESC, ESPC, and similar federal vehicles. 

Mr. Vadiee has litigated contract disputes in federal and state courts and administrative bodies including before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the United States Government Accountability Office, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 ranks him as Up and Coming in the area of Government Contracts for USA-Nationwide.  Chambers USA describes him as "a real superstar" by interviewees and is increasingly recognized as a go-to figure for a wide variety of government contracts issues, ranging from litigation and compliance to cost matters.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Vadiee was a contracting officer for a U.S. Department of Energy research laboratory and during law school clerked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office in the Procurement Law Group.

Mr. Vadiee is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law and the Federal Bar Association’s Government Contracts Section. 

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law 
M.B.A., University of New Mexico, Anderson Graduate School of Management 
B.B.A., University of New Mexico 

Prior Experience

Law Clerk, U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2010
Contracting Officer, U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories, 2003-2007

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia
District of Columbia

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Virginia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
Federal Bar Association, Government Contracts Section
Virginia Bar Association

Publications, Presentations & Courses

Publications

Co-author with Todd M. Garland, The Federal Government’s “Other Transaction” Authority, 18-5 Briefing Papers, April 2018.

Co-author, Beyond Prototyping: 3D Printing in Government Contracts, The Procurement Lawyer, American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Volume 52, Number 2, Winter 2017.

Teaching

Adjunct Professor, Negotiations in Government Contracts, George Washington University Law School, Ongoing.

Instructor, “Cost and Price Realism in Government Contracts,” Federal Publications, Ongoing course. 

Instructor, “Contract Claims in Government Contracts,” Federal Publications, Ongoing course. 

Instructor, “Cost Accounting Standards, Federal Publications,” Ongoing course.

Instructor, “Government Contracts Ethics and Compliance,” Federal Publications, Ongoing course. 

Presenter, “Cybersecurity and the Impact on Law Firms,” ABA Annual Meeting, August 2015.