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Venable LLP
600 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001
United States

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United States > Government > Government contracts

Venable LLP’s government contracts department distinguishes itself with ‘good communication’, to the benefit of clients in the technology, aerospace and defense sectors, such as Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. Scott Hommer and Paul Debolt, who has a ‘good understanding of government contract law’, jointly lead the practice. Recently, the team has successfully handled a number of bid protests, including for Agile Defense, where a team under Debolt’s leadership filed a NAWCAD protest, defended the award of a contract from a GOA protest by Octo Consulting, defended against a size status protest before the Small Business Administration and intervened at the Alliant 2 GWAC protest. Other work includes handling breach of contract of claims, for instance as counsel for Taylor Energy Company, which arose as a result of a trust agreement between Taylor Energy and the Department of the Interior. On the counseling side, Dismas Locaria helped Securitas Security Services’ affiliate, Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, to obtain Safety Act protections for its background investigation services. James Boland and Rebecca Pearson are also key names. Keir Bancroft left to join the United States Air Force in December 2017.