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Technical Excellence in Government Contracts
and Construction Matters Since 1893.
Oles Morrison
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Federal contractors of all sizes look to Dave Yang for his strategic counsel in navigating all phases of the federal procurement process. Drawing on his decade’s long experience of the state, local and federal marketplaces, Dave regularly advises clients on all critical aspects of their business, whether the issues involve compliance, intellectual property, prime-subcontractor matters, cost accounting, claims, bid protests or other disputes.

Dave also regularly litigates on behalf of contractors before a diverse range of government forums and in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association. Dave focuses on bid protests, where he 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.  In addition to his expansive protest work, Dave has recovered millions of dollars in Contract Disputes Act claims before the boards of contract appeals and also routinely defends contractors in False Claims Act cases in federal courts nationwide.  Dave has strategically obtained dismissal of several multimillion-dollar FCA lawsuits through the effective and efficient use of pre-trial motions.

Most recently, Dave was a partner at an AmLaw 100 firm in Washington, D.C. He 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, “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

  • 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