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Jay DeVecchio

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Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Government Contracts + Public Procurement


Partner and Co-Chair, Government Contracts Practice


W. Jay DeVecchio is Co-Chair of the Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice. Clients from the aerospace, technology, and health care sectors seek his representation in all facets of government procurement law, from bid protests to complex claims and disputes through suspension and debarment. He represents clients in related issues such as criminal and civil fraud, qui tam actions, and internal investigations. His litigation practice encompasses the largest defective pricing appeal tried to date, the leading case on latent defects, and the Eleventh Circuit’s decision on false claims immunity for Medicare contractors. He is a recognized leader in the field of intellectual property rights in government contracts, regularly writing and speaking on the subject. In addition, Mr. DeVecchio conducts nationwide seminars on changes, claims, and disputes.


The Catholic University School of Law, J.D., 1978; Editor, Law Review; Duke University, B.A., 1974; cum laude

United States: Government

Government contracts

Within: Government contracts

The nine-partner team at Morrison & Foerster LLP handles the full gamut of government contracts matters, particularly high-stakes bid protests. Alex Ward led a team representing K2 in a successful challenge to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s decision to award a multimillion-dollar contract to a competitor, which was reversed due to the competitor’s failure to comply with regulations. Kevin Mullen and Jay DeVecchio led the team defending ManTech International against a bid protest filed by a competitor challenging the award of a multimillion-dollar contract for technology security services to the client; the competitor had been the original recipient of the award but the decision was reversed due to proposal re-evaluations. Other areas of strength for the team include FCA issues, investigations, intellectual property matters and corporate transactions. David Churchill and McLean-based partners Daniel Chudd, Tina Reynolds, Bradley Wine, Richard Vacura and government contractor transaction specialist Damien Specht are other names to note.

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