Damien C. Specht is a partner in the firm’s Government Contracts & Public Procurement practice. Damien represents clients in all facets of government contracts transactions, as well as regulatory counseling, subcontract and teaming agreement negotiations, contract disputes, size protests, and protests. He is a recognized leader on small business procurement issues, with the National Law Journal explaining that federal lawmakers turn to him when they "need expert advice about small-business policy."
Damien has served as lead counsel in bid protests involving military and civilian agency procurements of a wide range of products and services, including pre- and post-award protests at the GAO, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and state tribunals, as well as in size protests and appeals.
Damien has also played a significant role in dozens of government contracts transactions, representing industry leaders, private equity firms and entrepreneurs. These transactions include representation of:
Damien holds an active security clearance. He serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee. Damien has testified about procurement issues before the United States House of Representatives. He is a frequent speaker on government contracts topics including numerous CLE presentations on government contracts topics. Damien has been recognized as one of the "most accomplished young attorneys in the DC area" by The National Law Journal, a "Next Generation Lawyer" by Legal 500, a "Rising Star" in Government Contracts by Law360, an "Up and Coming" attorney by Chambers USA, and a Washington, D.C. "Rising Star" in Government Contracts by Super Lawyers.
Damien Specht has received the following rankings and recognitions:
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