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Daniel H. Ramish Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article on Covid-19 Federal Contract Awards

Smith Pachter McWhorter attorney Daniel H. Ramish quoted by Bloomberg Law on procurement shifts as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the June 22, 2020, published article, "Billions in Covid-19 Federal Contract Awards Not Facing Protests."

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Chambers USA 2020 Recognizes Smith Pachter McWhorter as a Leading Law Firm

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes seven Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC lawyers as leaders in their field in its 2020 guide. Chambers USA 2020 has also ranked the firm’s government contracts and construction practice groups. Chambers USA is the preeminent legal ranking of attorneys and law firms with regional and national rankings driven by independent interviews of clients and peers.

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Jonathan Shaffer and Todd Garland to Conduct Federal Publications Seminars® Webinar on Federal Bid Protest Mitigation: Avoidance and Defenses

On May 28, 2020, Smith Pachter McWhorter attorneys Jonathan D. Shaffer and Todd M. Garland will present a CLE webinar on “Federal Bid Protest Mitigation - Avoidance and Defenses,” highlighting government procurement issues that result in protests and provide lessons learned from recent bid protest decisions.

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Daniel H. Ramish Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article on Four-Factor Test in Bid Protest Overrides

Smith Pachter McWhorter attorney Daniel H. Ramish was quoted by Bloomberg Law in the November 4, 2019, published article, "Feds May Be Real Winners if Appeal Helps "Confused" Contractors," discussing The Competition in Contracting Act and a proposed mandatory application of the four-factor test by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit stemming from a 2006 claims court decision, Reilly’s Wholesale Produce v. United States. 

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Contractors Beware: Disqualification When Key Personnel Become Unavailable

SPM's Todd M. Garland discusses recent bid protest decisions permitting agencies to reject proposals with key personnel become unavailable in the Washington Contractor annual awards issue. 

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DC Bar Webinar Course: Government Contracts Basics: Bid Protests

Jonathan D. Shaffer and Todd M. Garland will teach a course at the DC Bar entitled, "Government Contracts Basics: Bid Protests" on May 16, 2018, that addresses the procedural and substantive rules and practices governing bid protests.

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Challenging Negative Performance Evaluations: Confronting Hurdles at ASBCA and COFC

The Procurement Lawyer, an American Bar Association publication, has published Challenging Negative Performance Evaluations: Confronting Hurdles at ASBCA and COFC by Kathryn T. Muldoon and Erica J. Geibel in the Volume 51, Number 1, Fall 2015 issue.

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

John S. Pachter discusses the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Metcalf Construction Co. v. United States, 742 F.3d 984 (Fed. Cir. 2014) and its impact on the the duty of good faith and fair dealing in government contracts in the article "After Metcalf Construction: Putting the Winstar Genie Back in the Bottle," published by Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report.

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Cost and Price Realism in Government Contracting Course Taught by Armani Vadiee

Armani Vadiee will co-teach a Federal Publications Seminars course on Cost and Price Realism in Government Contracting on June 19-20, 2014, in Washington, D.C. and on December 2-3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

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Jonathan Shaffer Speaking on Hot Topics in State and Local Procurement: Bid Protests at the 2014 ABA State and Local Procurement Symposium

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 U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 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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Client Alert: Government Accountability Office Issues Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2013

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued its Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2013. 

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Case Note: ASBCA Rejects Government's Four Damages Theories In Recent Defective Pricing Case

Stephen D. Knight provides an in depth analysis of a recent decision of the ASBCA in Appeal of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, A.S.B.C.A. No. 56547, 13-1 B.C.A. (CCH) ¶ 35220, 2013 WL 443823 (Armed Serv. B.C.A. 2013) where the Board rejected the Government's attempt to impose defective pricing liability on the contractor.

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SPM Hosts WMACCA Government Contractors Forum Presentation: Executives in DCAA Crosshairs - New Limits on Executive Compensation

Smith Pachter McWhorter Will Host a Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) Government Contractors Forum Presentation: Executives in DCAA Crosshairs - New Limits on Executive Compensation, Presented by Stephen D. Knight and Kathryn T. Muldoon of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC and Dr. Thomas L. Corwin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Metron, Inc. Moderated by Steve Epstein, Chief Counsel, Ethics and Compliance, The Boeing Company.

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Chambers USA 2013 Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter Among the Top Construction and Government Contract Firms

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

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Stephen D. Knight Speaking at U.S. Defence Contracting and FAR Compliance in Europe Conference

Stephen D. Knight will be speaking at the U.S. Defence Contracting and FAR Compliance in Europe Conference in London, sponsored by ACI, on June 25-28, 2013.

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Case Note: Space Gateway Support, LLC, ASBCA No. 55608

Richard C. Johnson and Richard H. Snyder provide an in depth analysis of a recent lengthy decision of the ASBCA in Space Gateway Support, LLC, ASBCA No. 55608, January 29, 2013, in the March 2013 issue of the Government Contract Costs, Pricing & Accounting Report.

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Armani Vadiee Co-Teaching Course on Price And Cost Realism In Government Contracting

Armani Vadiee will co-teach a Federal Publications Seminars 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 Procurement Lawyer Winter 2013 Issue Features a Q&A with John S. Pachter

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.  

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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 decision from 2012.

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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 entitled, "Establishing The Record In Court Of Federal Claims Bid Protests," 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. 

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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.

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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

Smith Pachter McWhorter's Richard C. Johnson and Ashley N. Amen have published an article in the Bloomberg Federal Contracts Report entitled, "Running Out of Time: Rapidly Developing Case Law on the CDA Six-Year Statute of Limitations on Contractor and Government Claims," regarding the rapidly developing case law on the CDA six-year statute of limitations on contractor and Government claims. 

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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 identifies America’s leading lawyers as the best in their fields by their peers and clients.

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Dorothy E. Terrell Speaking at ABA Forum on the Construction Industry 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. 

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