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Right of First Refusal: Smith Pachter McWhorter Successfully Represents Contractor in Breach of Contract Claim.

Right of First Refusal: Smith Pachter McWhorter Successfully Represents Contractor in Breach of Contract Claim. 

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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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Cost Impact Calculations: A Significant Raytheon Decision In The ASBCA

Cost Impact Calculations: A Significant Raytheon Decision In The ASBCA

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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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Attorney-Client Privilege Applies to Corporate Internal Investigations - Case Note: In re Kellogg Brown & Root Inc., D.C. Cir., No. 14-5055, 6/27/14

Attorney-Client Privilege Applies to Corporate Internal Investigations 

By John S. Pachter

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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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The Government Accountability Office issues Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2013

The Government Accountability Office has issued its Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2013

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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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2 KBR Cases Illuminate Kickback Risks For Contractors

2 Recent KBR Cases Illuminate Kickback Risks For Contractors - By John S. Pachter

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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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Case Note: ASBCA Rejects Government's Four Damages Theories In Recent Defective Pricing Case. By Stephen D. Knight.

Case Note: ASBCA Rejects Government's Four Damages Theories In Recent Defective Pricing Case. By Stephen D. Knight. 

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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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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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Stephen D. Knight will be speaking at the U.S. Defence Contracting and FAR Compliance in Europe Conference in London, sponsored by ACI, June 25-28.

Stephen D. Knight will be speaking at the U.S. Defence Contracting and FAR Compliance in Europe Conference in London, sponsored by ACI, June 25-28.

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Case Note: Space Gateway Support, LLC, ASBCA No. 55608, January 29, 2013 by Richard C. Johnson and Richard H. Snyder.

Case Note: Space Gateway Support, LLC, ASBCA No. 55608, January 29, 2013 by Richard C. Johnson and Richard H. Snyder.

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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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Armani Vadiee will Co-teach A Course on Price And Cost Realism In Government Contracting, June 13-14, 2013 Waterview Conference Center at CEB Arlington, VA

Armani Vadiee will co-teach a course entitled Price And Cost Realism In Government Contracting, June 13-14, 2013 at the Waterview Conference Center at CEB in Arlington, VA.

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The Winter 2013 Issue of The Procurement Lawyer Features a Q&A with John S. Pachter

John S. Pachter Featured in The Procurement Lawyer.  The Winter 2013 issue of the Procurement Lawyer published by the ABA Section of Public Contract Law features a question and answer discussion with John S. Pachter, first recipient of the Allan J. Joseph Award.  The award  recognizes “exceptional effort and accomplishments” as well as “extraordinary contributions” to the Section of Public Contract Law.  John offers his reflections on activities and personalities of the Section of Public Contract Law during the past 46 years.  The full article is available here.   

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GAO Report on Significant Bid Protests and Statistics for Fiscal Year 2012

The Government Accountability Office issues report discussing bid protest statistics for fiscal years 2008-2012 and highlighting the significant decsions from 2012.  The full report can be found here.

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Establishing The Record In Court Of Federal Claims Bid Protests

Establishing The Record In Court Of Federal Claims Bid Protests - Jonathan D. Shaffer, Mary Pat Buckenmeyer, and Zachary D. Prince have published a new Briefing Papers article about the importance of the composition of the administrative record in the resolution of a bid protest before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  The full article is available here.

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Metron, Inc.: A Primer for Proving Compensation Cost Reasonableness

Metron, Inc.: A Primer for Proving Compensation Cost Reasonableness. Smith Pachter McWhorter member Stephen D. Knight and associate Kathryn T. Muldoon have published an article in Bloomberg Federal Contracts Report regarding a case in which they successfully argued before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) regarding executive compensation review practices employed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). The ASBCA sustained the appeal filed by Mr. Knight and Ms. Muldoon and overruled the government's determination that the client's executive compensation was not reasonable.  The full article is available here.

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GAO issues Bid Protest Statistics for Fiscal Years 2008-2012

The Comptroller General issues annual report to Congress discussing Bid Protest Statistics for Fiscal Years 2008-2012 and instance in which a federal agency did not fully implement a recommendation made by GAO in connection with a bid protest.  The full report can be found here.

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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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Chambers USA 2012 Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter and its Members among the top Construction and Government Contract Firms

Chambers USA 2012 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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Dorothy E. Terrell To Speak at the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, January 2013 Mid-Winter Meeting.

Dorothy E. Terrell, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC, Of Counsel, will be a speaker at the upcoming Mid-Winter Meeting of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry held January 31-February 1, 2013 at the Naples Grande in Naples, FL.  The topic will be a review of the latest legal developments involving delay damages issues.

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