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Daniel H. Ramish


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

Mr. Ramish’s practice focuses on government contracts and construction. He specializes in the multitude of issues unique to doing business with the federal government. Mr. Ramish has extensive experience with federal government construction disputes, including constructive changes, differing site conditions, Spearin design liability, and Eichleay unabsorbed overhead claims. He handles requests for equitable adjustment, and litigates bid protests and claims before administrative and judicial bodies.

Mr. Ramish has worked on large and complex subcontracting transactions and disputes, including matters relating to construction and performance-based remediation subcontracts, on behalf of both prime contractors and subcontractors. He is a Vice-Chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section’s Subcontracting, Teaming and Strategic Alliances Committee. He served as a team lead for the forthcoming edition of the ABA Guide to Services Subcontract Terms and Conditions, which included overseeing the FAR Part 27 intellectual property clauses and corresponding DFARS clauses.

Mr. Ramish also counsels on a wide range of regulatory compliance matters relating to federal government contracts, including small business regulations and associated socioeconomic programs.

Prior to joining Smith Pachter McWhorter, Mr. Ramish was in-house government contracts counsel for an environmental remediation and military munitions response contractor. Before that he was a Contract Specialist at the U.S. General Services Administration, administering Federal Supply Schedule contracts for the Office of IT Acquisition (Schedule 70).


LL.M., Government Procurement Law, The George Washington University Law School (4.0 GPA; course work completed; thesis pending)

  • Best Contractor Brief, 2018 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition

J.D., William and Mary Law School (2006)

  • Articles Editor, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

B.S., University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, Management Information Systems and Marketing Concentrations (2002)

Prior Legal Experience

Government Contracts Counsel/Senior Contracts Administrator, HydroGeoLogic, Inc. (2010-2018)

Environmental Counsel, HydroGeoLogic, Inc. (2007-2010)

Contract Specialist, General Services Administration, IT Acquisition Office (2002-2003)

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law; Vice-Chair, Subcontracting, Teaming and Strategic Alliances Committee

National Contract Management Association, CPCM, CFCM

Virginia Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts Section

Publications & Presentations

Co-Author, Edmund M. Amorosi, Stephen D. Knight, Jonathan D. Shaffer, Daniel H. Ramish, Avenues For Fast-Tracking Gov't Procurement In Emergency, Law360 Expert Analysis, April 20, 2020.

Co-Author, Richard C. Johnson, Ashley N. Amen, Daniel H. Ramish, and Zachary D. Prince, The Most Important Cost Cases of the 2010s - Decade in Review, Briefing Papers Issue 20-3, February 2020.

Guide to Fixed Price Services Subcontract Terms and Conditions (forthcoming), Team Lead/Contributor.

Panelist, Prime-Subcontractor Disputes: How to Avoid Them, and How to Resolve Them, Panel hosted by the ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Contract Claims and Dispute Resolution and Subcontracting, Teaming, and Strategic Alliances Committees, December 11, 2019.

Mid-Life Crisis: An Assessment of New and Proposed Changes to the Government Accountability Office Bid Protest Function, publication forthcoming in the Fall 2018 issue of the Public Contract Law Journal.

Co-Author (with Chris Yukins), Section 809 and “E-Portal” Proposals, By Cutting Bid Protests in Federal Procurement, Could Breach International Agreements and Raise New Risks of Corruption, 60 No. 17 Government Contractor ¶ 138, May 2, 2018.

Note, Government Regulatory Initiatives Encouraging the Development and Sale of Gas/Electric Hybrid Vehicles, 30 WM. & MARY ENVTL. L. & POL’Y REV. 231 (2005). Voted the Review’s “Note of the Year.”