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Government contractors of all sizes look to Dave Yang for his strategic counsel in navigating all aspects of the federal, state, and local marketplace. Drawing upon nearly 20 years of experience, Dave regularly advises clients on all critical facets of their business, whether the issues involve audits, cost accounting, bid protests, claims, compliance, intellectual property, prime-subcontractor issues, small business matters, or litigation and other disputes.

Dave creatively looks for business solutions to legal problems. However, when litigation is unavoidable, Dave vigorously represents clients in court, arbitration, and in various government forums. For example, in connection with his bid protest practice, Dave has successfully protested and defended billions of dollars’ worth of some of the largest defense and civilian procurements in recent history before the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where he served as a law clerk early on in his career.  Likewise, in his claims related work, Dave has recovered millions of dollars in Contract Disputes Act claims before the boards of contract appeals. In addition to protests and claims, Dave also has significant experience in defending contractors in False Claims Act cases in courts nationwide.  Dave has strategically obtained dismissal of several multimillion-dollar FCA lawsuits through the effective and efficient use of pre-trial motions, saving his clients not only substantial litigation costs, but negating the risk of millions, if not billions, of dollars in alleged damages.

Prior to joining Oles Morrison, Dave was a partner in the nationally ranked government contracts group of an AmLaw 100 firm in Washington, D.C. Dave served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in 2004.

Representative matters

False Claims Act and Civil Investigations

Favorably resolved False Claims Act allegations against a Fortune 500 information technology provider in connection with Trade Agreements Act compliance under its General Services Administration’s Federal Supply Schedule contract.

Successfully obtained dismissals of a series of False Claims Act cases brought against Fortune 500 information technology provider in connection with Trade Agreements Act compliance under the company’s General Services Administration’s Federal Supply Schedule contract.

Favorably resolved False Claims Act allegations on behalf of Fortune 100 information technology provider in connection with alleged conflict of interest, pricing, and kickback violations under various government contracts.

Bid Protests

Successfully defended against a post-award GAO bid protest challenging the award of a $43 million medical center operations & maintenance contract to our client.  The protest was denied, and the award to our client confirmed.  Valiant Government Services, LLC, B-416488, 2018 WL 4328307 (Comp. Gen. 2018). 

Successfully represented Fortune 500 information technology provider in a protest at the U.S. Government Accountability Office in connection with the U.S. Air Force’s $9 billion Network Centric Solutions 2 procurement.

Successfully represented Fortune 500 information technology provider in multiple protests at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in connection with the U.S. Army’s $5 billion Army Desktop and Mobile Computing 3 procurement.

Successfully represented government contractor in defense against protests filed at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, thus preserving client’s award of a $1 billion ID/IQ contract and associated task orders to provide critical rotary wing aviation services, including heavy lift aircraft, in support of the ongoing U.S. mission in Afghanistan issued by the U.S. Central Command.

Successfully represented Fortune 500 information technology provider in multiple protests filed at the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which resulted in the client getting a $400-plus million contract from the Internal Revenue Service regarding the IRS.gov website.

Successfully represented contractor in defense against a size protest before the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Office of Hearings and Appeals in connection with the U.S. Army’s solicitation of contractor logistics support services for U.S. Forces/NATO equipment.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Author, “The Section 809 Panel Recommends Substantial Changes to DoD Bid Protests,” Procurement Playbook, February 5, 2019
  • Author, “President Trump Expands Buy American Act – Another Wrench in the Works?” Procurement Playbook, February 1, 2019
  • Media Interview, “Contractors Must Act Quickly to Recover Shutdown Costs,” Law360, January 30, 2019
  • Author, “Federal Contractors May Have a Bumpier Road to Recovery After the Shutdown,” Procurement Playbook, January 24, 2019
  • Author, “The Small Business Runway Extension Act: Contractors Are Not Cleared for Take Off,” Procurement Playbook, January 17, 2019
  • Author, “Five Tips for Surviving Another Potential Government Shutdown,” Procurement Playbook, December 12, 2018
  • Co-Author, “Federal Government Contractors: Take Note of These Five Important Developments,” AGC-AK Contractor Magazine, Fall 2018
  • Media Interview, “Top Gov’t Contracts Policy Changes So Far In 2018,” Law360, July 18, 2018
  • Author, “A New Era for False Claims Act Enforcement? We’re Hopeful!” Procurement Playbook, July 10, 2018
  • Author, “Was a Banner Year for DCAA- What Does this Mean for You?” Procurement Playbook, June 8, 2018
  • Author, “New Rule, Same Requirements? –The Department of Defense’s New Rule on Voluntary Disclosures of Defective Pricing Matters,” Procurement Playbook, May 23, 2018
  • Author, “Navigating Violations in the Export Controls Minefield (Part 3 in a Series),” Government Contracts Navigator, January 2018
  • Media Interview, “Does the Court of Federal Claims Give Alliant 2 Protestors More Than GAO?” Federal News Radio, January 2018
  • Media Interview, “Will GAO’s Decision to Charge $350 Per Filing Stop Frivolous Protests?” Federal News Radio, October 2017
  • Author, “Risk Management in the Export Controls Minefield (Part 2 in a Series),” Government Contracts Navigator, October 2017
  • Author, “Senate Proposes Major Overhaul to the GAO Bid Protest Process,” Government Contracts Navigator, October 2017
  • Author, “ASBCA Grants $253 Million Northrop Post-Retirement Benefits Claim,” Government Contracts Navigator, August 2017
  • Author, “Report to Congress Paints Difficult Landscape for DCAA,” Law 360, July 2017
  • Author, “DCAA Faces Obstacles in Clearing Backlog,” Law360, May 12, 2017
  • Author, “Managing the Export Controls Minefield (Part 1 in a Series),” Government Contracts Navigator, February 2017

Presentations

  • Presenter, “The Small Business World – What’s Happened and What’s Happening?” Federal Government Contracts in the Last Frontier seminar, Anchorage, AK, March 19, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “DCAA Audit & Investigation Essentials,” Navigating Federal Government Contracts Northwest 2018, Seattle, WA, October, 25 2018
  • Presenter, “Complying with the Mandatory and Voluntary Disclosure Rules in Federal Contracting,” Navigating Federal Government Contracts in the Last Frontier, Anchorage, AK, August 15, 2018
  • Panelist, DCCA/DCMA Regulatory Update and Hot Topics, Federal Publications Seminars, Colorado Springs, CO, April 27, 2018
  • Presenter, “FCA, Government Data Rights and OCI Issues,” Federal Contracts Year in Review, Southeast Idaho NCMA, Idaho Falls, ID, April 24, 2018

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law
  • Vice Chair, ABA Accounting, Cost and Pricing Committee

Awards & Honors

  • Listed, Legal500, 2017
  • Rising Star, Law360, 2015