Bradley Wine is Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster's Government Contracts 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 track record of saving and recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for clients by providing strategic business advice, addressing statutory and regulatory compliance issues, and securing complex judgments and settlements. Mr. Wine has represented client interests with respect to municipal, state, federal, and foreign government entities and has appeared before numerous federal and state courts, administrative tribunals, and foreign and domestic arbitration panels.
His extensive experience includes:
- counseling clients in the health care, research and development, security and infrastructure, information technology, and defense industries that are under investigation for alleged False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, defective pricing, export licensing, and other violations and misconduct. His experience includes conducting internal investigations, drafting and implementing compliance programs, conducting training of management and key personnel, negotiating settlements, and representing clients in litigation;
- regularly counseling hedge funds and private equity firms regarding state and federal programs and assists with due diligence and other activities related to the potential acquisition of government contracting concerns;
- successfully prosecuting and defending numerous bid protests and contract claims before procuring agencies, the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, and Boards of Contract Appeals. He counsels and litigates on behalf of clients with respect to various supplier, subcontractor, partnership, investor, and employment disputes; and
- advising clients regarding critical legal and business issues as they pertain to safeguarding intellectual property and other proprietary interests, the handling of classified materials, ethics, bid preparation, and contract administration.
Recent Representative Matters:
- Softbank Corp. in its $21.6 billion acquisition of a 70% stake in Sprint Nextel and its $32 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, representing the largest outbound investment from Asia ever. Efforts to secure necessary U.S. Government approvals garnered international attention.
- Emagine IT, a participant in the federal government’s Small Disadvantaged Business program, in a successful bid protest at the Government Accountability Office related to a $30 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) contract for information technology governance and management. The contract is the largest Emagine has ever obtained and has the potential to more than double Emagine’s workforce.
- 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.
- 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 foreign customers.
- Conducted a multi-jurisdictional internal investigation for leading international professional services firm.
- Lead internal investigation for large 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.
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. Mr. Wine is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Federal and DC Circuits; the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; the Maryland Court of Appeals; and the DC Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Maryland and DC bar associations.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in 2012, Mr. Wine worked as a partner at Dickstein Shapiro, where he served as the Administrative Head of the firm’s Government Contracts practice. At the beginning of his career, Mr. Wine worked as a summer law clerk for the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia.