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Damien Specht

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Morrison & Foerster


Partner, Government Contracts + Public Procurement


Mr. Specht has a broad government contracts practice that includes transactional work, litigation and counseling. Recognized by multiple publications as a rising star, Mr. Specht represents clients in all facets of government contracts mergers and acquisitions, as well as Federal Acquisition Regulation counseling, negotiation of subcontracts and teaming agreements, contract disputes, size protests, and both pre- and post-award bid protests. His work has included presenting oral argument in bid protests before the Court of Federal Claims, Government Accountability Office and multiple state courts. He also assists client with day-to-day government contracts matters, including contract counseling; negotiation of subcontracts and teaming agreements; formation of joint ventures; contract disputes; and navigating small business regulations. Mr. Specht is a frequent speaker on government contracts topics, having testified about procurement issues before the United States House of Representatives and led presentations on issues ranging from government contracts mergers and acquisitions to small business set asides and bankruptcy considerations before industry leaders.


Co-Chair, American Bar Association Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs, Member, National Defense Industrial Association Procurement Division Member, Legal Committee


The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2007; High Honors; Order of the Coif; Member, Public Contract Law Journal. Grinnell College, B.A., 2002

United States: Government

Government contracts

Within: Next generation lawyers

Damien Specht - Morrison & Foerster LLP

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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