Bradley Wine is Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice. He represents a wide range of government contractors and other businesses in highly regulated industries with a focus on civil litigation, compliance, and counseling.
Mr. Wine has a proven track record of saving and recovering billions of dollars for clients by providing strategic business advice, addressing statutory and regulatory compliance issues, and securing complex judgments and settlements. Mr. Wine represents client interests with respect to municipal, state, federal, and non-U.S. government entities and has appeared before numerous federal and state courts, administrative tribunals, and arbitration panels in the U.S. and Europe. His clients are leaders in the professional services, information technology, transportation, software development, aerospace and defense, healthcare and life sciences, coatings and manufacturing, homeland security and intelligence, and financial services industries. His extensive experience includes:
- Representing clients in matters involving the False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, defective pricing, export licensing, handling of classified materials, and other alleged violations and misconduct. Mr. Wine litigates disputes to judgment, conducts internal investigations, drafts and implements compliance programs, conducts training of management and key personnel, defends suspension and debarment actions, and negotiates settlements;
- Successfully litigating bid protests (pre-award, post-award, and size), contract claims, and other commercial disputes before procuring agencies, the Government Accountability Office, Boards of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, state courts, federal district courts, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals. He also counsels and litigates on behalf of clients with respect to various supplier, subcontractor, partnership, investor, and employment disputes;
- Advising clients regarding critical legal and business issues as they pertain to safeguarding intellectual property and other proprietary interests, the handling of classified materials, organizational and personal conflicts of interest, ethics, bid preparation and procurement integrity, contract administration, and suspension and debarment; and
- Regularly serving as primary government contracts counsel in transactional matters and counseling hedge funds, family offices, and private equity firms regarding public procurement programs and associated business opportunities.
Mr. Wine holds an active security clearance and is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a member in good standing of: the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Federal, and DC Circuits; the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Maryland and the District of Columbia; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; the Maryland Court of Appeals; and the DC Court of Appeals. He has served as a member of Law360’s Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board from 2014-16. In April 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Wine to a five-year term on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the governing body of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He continues to serve as an appointee on the Museum’s Committee on Conscience.
Recent Representative Matters:
- ASM Research, January 7, 2016, B-412187 – represented ASM Research – protest sustained where awardee’s prior award for the Veteran’s Administration resulted in an “impaired objectivity” organization conflict of interest.
- Conducted internal investigation regarding Fortune 100 client’s accounting and business systems practices. Represented client’s interests with the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Advised C-suite regarding proposed changes and remedial actions.
- Conducted internal investigation of alleged f ITAR and EAR violations for privately held multinational company. Coordinated disclosures to Department of State and Commerce. Served as principal interface with other affected third parties. Advised senior leadership regarding development and implementation of export controls policies and procedures.
- Conducted internal investigation regarding pricing anomalies associated with Fortune 20 client’s multiple award schedule contracts. Made required disclosures to General Services Administration Inspector General. Advised C-suite regarding changes to policy and training of employees.
- Conducted multi-national government contracts compliance review and associated risk assessment for a Fortune 50 Company recommending process improvements and policy changes.
- Softbank Corp. – served as principal government contracts counsel to Softbank in its $20.1 billion acquisition of a 70% stake in Sprint Nextel, representing the largest outbound investment from Asia ever. Efforts to secure necessary U.S. Government approvals garnered international attention.
- Next Tier Concepts, Inc., B-406620.3, 2012 WL 6951484. Represented Emagine IT, Inc. in successfully defending a $30 million GSA 8(a) STARS II GWAC award for IT services against a myriad of protest allegations filed at GAO.
- FirstLine Transportation Security, Inc. before both the GAO and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to successfully protest the award by the Transportation Security Administration of a multiyear Screening Partnership Program contract for the Kansas City Airport.
- Served as principal outside compliance counsel to one of the world’s leading professional services companies. Handled a variety of compliance and counseling matters touching on virtually every aspect of the client’s business with its municipal, state, federal and non-U.S. customers.
- Conducted a multi-jurisdictional internal investigation regarding allegations of improper bid preparation and submission for leading international professional services firm.
- Lead internal investigation for leading, multinational information technology firm regarding allegations of improper billing and oversight.
- Secured multimillion dollar arbitration awards from the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and the International Chamber of Commerce, including awards of fees and costs for pursuing arbitral decisions.
- Successfully litigated and settled complex CERCLA disputes, including those involving government ownership, operation, and control of World War II-era defense operations.