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Year: 2012

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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Smith Pachter McWhorter attorneys once again listed in Who’s Who Legal 2012

Four Smith Pachter McWhorter members nominated and selected for the 2012 Who's Who Legal list.  Nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and construction and government contract lawyers in private practice worldwide.  This year, Val McWhorter and Richard F. Smith were selected for the Construction catagory and Mark Hanson and John Pachter were selected for the Public Procurement (government contracts) category.  For more info click 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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John S. Pachter Honored by the ABA Section of Public Contract Law as First Recipient of the Allan J. Joseph Excellence in Leadership Award

Smith Pachter McWhorter founding member John S. Pachter was honored by the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago as the first recipient of the Section’s Allan J. Joseph Award for Excellence in Leadership.

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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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Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Member Re-appointed to AGC International Construction Committee

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 mission of the Committee is to improve the competitive position of United States contractors working abroad; secure a fair share of the overseas construction market for U.S. contractors who bid to multilateral financing agencies, such as the World Bank, Inter- American Development Bank, and Asian Development Bank; cooperate and meet with international contractor and engineer associations and regional development banks; and, promote or oppose legislation affecting overseas construction.

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Stephen D. Knight to Teach Upcoming Cost Accounting Course

Stephen D. Knight, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC, Member, will teach a course titled “The Masters Institute in Government Contract Costs.” The course is a specially tailored, advanced program devoted exclusively to the unique rules, problems, practices, and demands of Government Contract Cost matters and designed for experienced procurement professionals.

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Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Listed as a Tier 1 Firm Nationally and Regionally in 2011-2012 U.S. News Best Law Firms Rankings.

U.S. News and Best Lawyers, a leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have joined together to rank nearly 10,000 law firms in 119 practice areas in 177 metropolitan areas and 7 states.

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Four Attorneys Recognized By Super Lawyers for 2012

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

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Best Lawyers in America for 2012 Recognizes Firm's Expertise in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Four attorneys were selected by their peers for the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in Americafor their expertise in Construction Law, Arbitration and Mediation. 

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Four Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers in America

Based on confidential peer-review surveys, Best Lawyers in America has selected Val McWhorter, Brian Vella, Mark Hanson and Richard Smith for its 2008 edition.

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Washingtonian Magazine Names Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Attorneys as 2011-2012 "Top Lawyers" for Government Contracts.

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC was honored by having two of its Members named in Washingtonian magazine's 2011 "Top Lawyers" list.

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