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Zachary D. Prince

Associate

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

Mr. Prince’s practice focuses on all areas of government contract law. Mr. Prince counsels domestic and international clients on a wide range of issues, including compliance with federal and state regulations and statutes, bid protests, contract and subcontract drafting and negotiations, contract changes, claim preparation and disputes, cost allowability and cost accounting standards, price and cost reasonableness, export controls, government audits, subcontractor management and disputes, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and general litigation. Mr. Prince's clients range from the largest traditional defense contractors, to small businesses, to non-traditional government contractors including commercial technology companies.

Mr. Prince has experience litigating contract disputes in federal and state courts, before administrative bodies, and in national and international arbitral fora, including before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, United States Government Accountability Office, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Virginia state courts, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and D.C. Superior Court.

Mr. Prince joined Smith Pachter McWhorter in 2013, after working for the firm as a Summer Associate in 2012. As a law student at The George Washington University Law School, Mr. Prince focused extensively on government contracts, taking a number of specialized courses, serving as an Articles Editor for the Public Contract Law Journal from 2012-2013, and interning with the National Courts section of the Department of Justice. Mr. Prince served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Public Contracts Law, and has served as a vice chair on the Battlespace and Contingency Contracting Committee, a vice chair on the Commercial Products and Services Committee, and has been nominated to serve as a co-chair on the Commercial Products and Services Committee for the coming year. Mr. Prince has also been elected to serve in the coming year on the Government Contracts Community Steering Committee of the DC Bar.

 

Education

The George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 2013)

Yeshiva College of the Nation’s Capital (Bachelor of Talmudic Law, 2010)

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Mary Ellen Coster Williams, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2018

Prior Legal Experience

Intern, Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch, National Courts Section

Articles Editor, The Public Contract Law Journal, The George Washington University Law School, 2012-2013

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Virginia;

United States District Court for the District of Colorado;

United States District Court for the District of the District of Columbia;

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia;

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit;

United States Court of Federal Claims;

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Publications

Co-Author, DOJ and OFAC Sanctions Enforcement Actions Highlight New Sanctions Risks for Non-U.S. Companies Based on Use of U.S. Financial System, Smith Pachter McWhorter Client Alert, August 6, 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.

Co-Author, Limitations on Subcontracting: Regulatory Disconnect Leaves Small Businesses in an Untenable Situation, The Procurement Lawyer, American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Volume 52, Number 4, Summer 2017.

Co-Author, Establishing the Record in Court of Federal Claims Bid Protests, Briefing Papers 2d, No. 12-10 (September 2012).

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
Battlespace and Contingency Contracting Committee - Vice Chair, 2019-2020; Commercial Products and Services Committee – Vice Chair, 2019-2020; Co-Chair (nominated), 2020-2021
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar, Government Contracts Community Steering Committee (Elected) Member, 2020-2023