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Mr. Sherwood advises government contractors on a wide range of matters, including claims and disputes, government investigations, suspension and debarment, bid protests, and regulatory counseling. In addition, Mr. Sherwood counsels clients on risk mitigation strategies, including the process of obtaining SAFETY Act protection.

Claims and Disputes

  • Assisted contractor to obtain a zero-dollar resolution for warranty and product defect claims involving a large U.S. Navy procurement.
  • Represented large defense contractor in seeking costs disallowed under a development contract.
  • Prevailed in obtaining relief for an employee’s breach of a non-compete agreement.
  • Defended and counseled contractors regarding supply chain disputes and subcontractor requests for equitable adjustment.

Government Investigations

  • Conducted internal investigations for large defense contractors and non-profit grantees, evaluating allegations of misconduct relating to fraud, conflicts of interest, costs, and small business rules, among other issues.
  • Defended large defense contractor in matter involving criminal and civil fraud allegations.

Suspension and Debarment

  • Defended large and small businesses against suspension and debarment proceedings.
  • Advised contractor on responding to suspension imposed during a competitive procurement.

Bid Protests

  • Brought and defended bid protests at the Court of Federal Claims and Government Accountability Office regarding a wide range of issues, including cost and pricing evaluations; conflicts of interest; proposal non-compliance; rights in technical data; and procurement integrity.

Regulatory Counseling

  • Counseled contractors on rights in intellectual property relating to government contracts and non-procurement funding agreements, including compliance with the Bayh-Dole Act; DFARS technical data rights; and trade secret issues.
  • Advised contractors on cost allowability issues, commercial contracting rules, and proposal certifications.

Risk Mitigation

  • Advised large sports stadiums on obtaining SAFETY Act coverage.
  • Advised defense contractor on Public Law 85-804.