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SPM Secures Major Victory for Bechtel National, Inc. in Virginia State Court Litigation with Parsons Government Services, Inc.

On behalf of Bechtel National, Inc., Smith Pachter McWhorter, prevailed in an $80 million dollar lawsuit brought by Parsons Government Services

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Challenging Negative Performance Evaluations: Confronting Hurdles at ASBCA and COFC

Challenging Negative Performance Evaluations: Confronting Hurdles at ASBCA and COFC

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After Metcalf Construction: Putting the Winstar Genie Back in the Bottle

After Metcalf Construction: Putting the Winstar Genie Back in the Bottle - By John S. Pachter 

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WMACCA Government Contractors Forum: Independent Monitors - How To Avoid Them and How To Live With Them - Presented by Iris Bennett and Sean J. Hartigan of Smith Pachter McWhorter and an in-house panelist. Moderated by John Pachter of Smith Pachter McWhorter.

WMACCA Government Contractors Forum: Independent Monitors - How To Avoid Them and How To Live With Them - Presented by Iris Bennett and Sean J. Hartigan of Smith Pachter McWhorter and an in-house panelist.  Moderated by John Pachter of Smith Pachter McWhorter.

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An Ounce of Prevention: A Guide for Combating Fraud in Construction.

An Ounce of Prevention: A Guide for Combating Fraud in Construction.

By Wayne DeFlaminis, Sara P. Bryant, John Cook, and David Kirschbaum

Published in The Construction Lawyer, Volume 34, Number 3, Spring 2014 © 2014 by the American Bar Association

 

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Jonathan D. Shaffer will speak on Hot Topics in State and Local Procurement: Bid Protests at the April 24-25, 2014 American Bar Association State and Local Procurement Symposium in Asheville, North Carolina.

Jonathan D. Shaffer will speak on Hot Topics in State and Local Procurement: Bid Protests at the April 24-25, 2014 American Bar Association State and Local Procurement Symposium in Asheville, North Carolina. 

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John Pachter and Richard Johnson Submit Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Professional Services Council.

John Pachter and Richard Johnson authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Professional Services Council to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Independent Monitors: What They Do and How to Avoid the Need for Them

Independent Monitors: What They Do and How to Avoid the Need for Them - By John S. Pachter 

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Smith Pachter McWhorter Announces New Partners in White Collar Practice

Smith Pachter McWhorter Announces New Partners in White Collar Practice - Joseph P. Covington has joined the firm as a partner... 

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Stephen D. Knight to Speak at ACI’s 5th Annual Advanced Forum on DCAA Audits

Stephen D. Knight will present the opening remarks at ACI’s 5th Annual Advanced Forum on DCAA Audits on November 5-6, 2013 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA. 

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Smith Pachter McWhorter Will Host a WMACCA Government Contractors Forum Presentation: Executives in DCAA Crosshairs - New Limits on Executive Compensation - September 18, 2013

WMACCA Government Contractors Forum Presentation: Executives in DCAA Crosshairs - New Limits on Executive Compensation - September 18, 2013

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Differing Site Condition Claims: What Is Below the Surface of Exculpatory Clauses or Other Disclaimers?

Differing Site Condition Claims: What Is Below the Surface of Exculpatory Clauses or Other Disclaimers? - Smith Pachter McWhorter's Owen S. Walker published a recent article in the Procurement Lawyer, Volume 48, Number 4, Summer 2013, about the potential effects of exculpatory clauses or other disclaimers on the Differing Site Condition clause.

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Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition Recognizes Firm's Expertise in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition Recognizes Smith Pachter McWhorter Attorneys for Expertise in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

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Fifth Circuit Holds Contractors Subject to Vicarious Liability for Employees Engaged in Kickbacks

Fifth Circuit Holds Contractors Subject to Vicarious Liability for Employees Engaged in Kickbacks - By John S. Pachter 

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Chambers 2013 Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter and its Members among the top Construction and Government Contract Firms

Chambers 2013 has ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC amongst the Top Tiers for Government Contracts and Construction law.  Chambers USA’s identifies America’s leading lawyers as the best in their fields by their peers and clients.

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The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the leading association for the construction industry, has re-appointed Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Member Edmund M. Amorosi to the National AGC Committee on International Construction

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has re-appointed Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Member Edmund M. Amorosi to the National AGC Committee on International Construction

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Smith Pachter McWhorter Attorneys Recognized By Super Lawyers for 2013

Super Lawyers 2013 honors Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC attorneys for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice

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Richard F. Smith and Brian J. Vella will Present at the Upcoming Virginia Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute Meeting

Richard F. Smith and Brian J. Vella will present at the upcoming Virginia Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) on March 20th in Charlottesville, VA. 

The presentation will discusss construction contracts and Mr. Vella will cover building a contract “check-list” and Mr. Smith will discuss arbitration and mediation as an option for the woodworker.  

The meeting announcement can be found here

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Edmund M. Amorosi Appointed to the Council of the Virginia Bar Association’s Section on Construction and Public Contracts Law

Edmund M. Amorosi Appointed to the Council of the Virginia Bar Association’s Section on Construction and Public Contracts Law

At the 123rd Annual Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association on January 24-26, 2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia, Edmund M. Amorosi was appointed as a member of the Council of the VBA’s Section on Construction and Public Contracts Law.  The VBA describes the role of the Construction and Public Contracts Law Section as “monitoring, initiating and promoting legislation that affects the construction industry and matters of public contracts law” before the Virginia General Assembly.  In addition to legislative initiatives, the Section presents an annual continuing legal education seminar, usually held each winter at the Annual Meeting of the VBA in Williamsburg.  The Section typically presents an educational program at the VBA’s Summer Meeting.  Richard F. Smith, Of Counsel, preceded Mr. Amorosi on the Council.

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Terminations for Convenience Following the Economic Downturn

New article regarding the increase in terminations for convenience following the economic downturn.  Smith Pachter McWhorter associate Erica J. Geibel has published and article in The Journal of Professional CM/PM Management regarding the increase of government contract terminations for convenience following the economic downturn.  The full text of the article is available here

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Running Out of Time: Rapidly Developing Case Law on the CDA Six-Year Statute of Limitations on Contractor and Government Claims

Running Out of Time: Rapidly Developing Case Law on the CDA Six-Year Statute of Limitations on Contractor and Government Claims. Smith Pachter McWhorter member Richard C. Johnson and associate Ashley N. Amen have publish an article in the Bloomberg Federal Contracts Report regarding the  rapidly developing case law on the CDA six-year statute of limitations on contractor and Government claims.  The full text of the article is available here.
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