Sandeep N. Nandivada

Sandeep N. Nandivada


Cornell University (B.A., 2010)
The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2013)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Sandeep Nandivada is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Nandivada’s practice focuses on government contracts counseling and dispute resolution for clients in the information technology, health care, and aerospace and defense industries. He has extensive experience litigating bid protests and contract disputes, and has assisted clients with internal investigations with False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and suspension and debarment implications, including helping clients with mandatory disclosures required under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

Mr. Nandivada also regularly advises clients on FAR and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) compliance issues, including commercial item contracting, Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act compliance, and organizational conflicts of interest. He has also counseled clients regarding Procurement Integrity Act and defective pricing issues, as well as international government contracting matters, such as market entry, Status of Forces Agreements, offsets, and foreign military sales.

Mr. Nandivada graduated With Honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he was Editor-In-Chief of The George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, Vice President of Internal Competitions for the Moot Court Board, a legal writing fellow, and a member of the Alternative Disputes Resolution Board. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University with Distinction in all Subjects in History.

Mr. Nandivada is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Representative Matters (Includes Prior Law Firm Experience):

  • Represented ASM Research, as well as Accenture Federal Services, in a successful bid protest at GAO challenging an $87.4 million award on the basis that the Department of Veterans Affairs unreasonably failed to identify organizational conflicts of interest for the awardee.  ASM Research, January 7, 2016, B-412187.

  • Conducted internal investigation regarding Fortune 500 company’s accounting and business systems practices, including representing client’s interests with the Defense Contract Audit Agency and advising client executives regarding proposed changes and remedial actions.

  • Conducted multi-national government contracts compliance review and associated risk assessment for a Global Fortune 500 company, including recommending process improvements and policy changes.

  • Counseled government contractor regarding contract performance issues and potential disclosure to agency Inspector General.

  • Conducted internal investigation with False Claims Act and suspension and debarment implications for international defense contractor resulting in mandatory and supplemental disclosures to two federal agencies.

  • Conducted internal investigation for Fortune 100 company responding to subpoena from federal agency seeking commercial cost data, including successfully negotiating the scope of the subpoena.

  • Represented large defense contractor in response to agency show cause letter and in certified claim against agency, and successfully negotiated favorable settlement.

  • Represented Fortune 50 company in bid protest at the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

  • Successfully resolved False Claims Act and Procurement Integrity Act allegations, without litigation, on behalf of government contractor.

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