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Todd Overman

Todd Overman is the chair of the firm’s Government Contracts practice and Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office.  He has over twenty years of experience advising companies on the unique aspects of doing business with the federal government. Over the last decade, he has advised on more than 50 transactions involving the purchase or sale of a government contractor.

We represented AM General (AMG), an automotive manufacturer that builds military vehicles for government customers, including the Humvee, in a successful bid protest involving a $9.7 billion contract for the U.S. Army to build and deliver to the U.S. Army a new generation of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).Continue Reading Bid Protest Win for AM General on Multi-Billion Dollar Contract

On April 27, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a final rule which, effective May 30, will make a number of changes to the SBA regulations impacting small businesses. The regulations, finalizing the proposed rule issued on September 9, 2022, provide new penalties for noncompliance with the limitations on subcontracting rule, updated joint venture (JV) and size requirements, and changes to the ostensible subcontractor rule. This post dissects the regulations and highlights a few noteworthy changes below.Continue Reading Final Rule Makes Host of Changes to SBA Regulations

We will join Chuck Jenkins, CEO of CWU, Inc., to present a panel titled “Preventing a Potential Protest/Handling a Federal Contract Protest Once it is Filed” for the FPTAC at the University of South Florida on June 8, 2023. Continue Reading Preventing a Potential Protest/Handling a Federal Contract Protest Once it is Filed

On March 22, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued a proposed rule that would amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) to require certain contractors to provide the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) with relevant export authorizations (i.e., export licenses, exemptions, or exceptions). Currently, contractors are only required to make their export authorizations available for DCMA personnel to review at the contractor’s site. This rule would change that by shifting the burden to federal contractors.
Continue Reading Department of Defense to Require Contractors Proactively Provide DCMA with Export Authorizations

On August 9, 2022, the CHIPS and Science Act was signed into law allocating $52.7 billion in funding to the semiconductor industry. The legislation represents a historic investment in a critical industry and is designed to drive innovation and global economic competitiveness. Continue Reading First CHIPS Opportunity Lays Out Requirements and Application Process