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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

ROBERT S. STRAUSS BUILDING, 1333 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVENUE, N.W. SUITE 400, WASHINGTON DC 20036, USA
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Robert K. Huffman

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Work Department

Partner; Litigation

Position

Leader, Government Contracts Practice. Bob counsels aerospace/defense, healthcare and other companies on government contracts issues and represents those companies in contract disputes with the federal government and other contractors. He litigates contract issues in the Court of Federal Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Federal Circuit and other courts. Bob specializes in False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits; Intellectual Property in Government Contracts, including negotiating and litigating technical data and computer software license rights and patent infringement, validity, and licensing issues under 28 U.S.C. § 1498; cost accounting issues; commercial item pricing; and compliance with cybersecurity, Buy American Act, Trade Agreement Act, and other supply chain requirements.  Bob also represents and advises companies in connection with mandatory disclosures, parallel criminal proceedings, suspension and debarment, congressional investigations, and other issues associated with fraud/false claims investigations and lawsuits.

To learn more about Mr. Huffman, please visit his full profile: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/robert-k-huffman.html

Career

President, Federal Circuit Bar Association; adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center.

Education

J.D., Stanford Law School; B.A., Harvard University, magna cum laude


United States: Government

Government contracts

Within: Government contracts

Providing ‘personalized legal services’, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's Washington DC-based group covers a wide range of areas in the government contracts field, including false claims, investigations, disclosures, transactions, intellectual property and cybersecurity matters. Practice head Robert Huffman is acting for AM General in several matters, including a patent dispute that settled between automotive part manufacturer Oldnar and patent holding affiliate UUSI against the government as a third-party defendant. ‘Experienced, knowledgeable and personable’ Scott Heimberg acts for Stonewin Capital in a contract dispute with Defense Logistics over reimbursement of foreign taxes paid on jet fuel for US military in Eastern Europe. In the non-contentious sphere, Susan Lent advises global transportation service provider Keolis on regulatory, IP, cybersecurity and privacy law issues in relation to its participation in a pilot project sponsored by AAA to operate an autonomous shuttle in Las Vegas. Litigator Thomas McLish is also a key name. Angela Styles joined from Bracewell LLP in February 2019.

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