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Jay DeVecchio

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Morrison & Foerster

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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

Morrison & Foerster LLP handles a variety of government contract work, including intellectual property and licensing matters, contract claims, corporate governance, transactions and internal investigations, and it has a particular sweet spot for bid protests. It also a niche advising clients in the healthcare and life sciences industry on cost allowability and other issues. Kevin Mullen and Alex Ward jointly lead the practice. In recent matters, Ward has represented Buchanan & Edwards in, among other things, two bid protests: one at agency level which pertained to an FBI contract and led the agency to take voluntary corrective action. Northern Virginia-based Bradley Wine was busy acting for Accenture Federal Services (AFS) and Accenture; his workload included handling a number of bid protests as well as a significant internal investigation for AFS and ASM, and he further advised the company on compliance issues as a result of acquiring a new subsidiary. David Churchill, Jay DeVecchio and Northern Virginia-based Damien Specht are the other names to note. Andrew Turnbull joined as of counsel in May 2018 from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

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