W. Jay DeVecchio

W. Jay DeVecchio

Education

Duke University (B.A., 1974)
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D., 1978)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

W. Jay DeVecchio is a litigator and former Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice. He is recognized a leader in the field of intellectual property rights in government contracts, a subject on which he has testified as an expert and teaches nationwide. More broadly, clients from the aerospace, technology, and health care sectors seek his representation in all facets of government procurement law, from bid protests to complex claims and disputes through suspension and debarment. He also represents clients in related issues such as criminal and civil fraud, qui tam actions, and internal investigations.

Since 2005, Mr. DeVecchio has been named a leading national practitioner in Government Contract Law by Chambers USA. Quoting from a source, Chambers USA 2014 called Jay: “The best litigator in the country on government contracts and related matters.” He similarly has been named a Top Washington Lawyer in Government Contracts by both The Washington Business Journal (2008) and The Washingtonian, most recently for 2017. His litigation successes include defeating a major qui tam action in a jury trial, prevailing in one of the largest defective pricing appeals tried to date, enjoining the Department of Defense for an improper debarment, winning the leading case on latent defects in government contracts, and achieving victory in the Eleventh Circuit's decision on false claims immunity for Medicare contractors.

He has been a guest instructor at the University of Virginia, the George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program, and the American University Washington College of Law. Mr. DeVecchio also conducts seminars on diverse subjects including claims, disputes, terminations, and data rights.

Published Decisions

  • VT Halter Marine, Inc., B-415510.3, B-415510.4, Jan. 24, 2018, 2018 CPD ¶ 62
  • Glock, Inc., B-414401, June 5, 2017 CPD ¶ 180
  • National Government Services, Inc., B‑412142, (Comp. Gen.), 2016 CPD ¶ 8, 2015 WL 9690358
  • United States ex. rel Conte v. BlueCrossBlueShield of South Carolina, CA No. 3:13-CV-02251-CMC (D.S.C. 2014)
  • Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. v. United States, 118 Fed.Cl. 385 (2014)
  • Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., B-409301, Mar. 6, 2014, 2014 CPD ¶ 93
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., ASBCA No. 56547, 13-1 BCA ¶ 35,220
  • CGS Administrators, LLC v. United States, 100 Fed.Cl. 431 (2013)
  • United States ex rel. Zizic v. Q2Administrators, LLC, 728 F.3d 228 (3d Cir. 2013)
  • URS Federal Services, Inc., B-407114; B-407114.2, Nov. 9, 2012, 2012 CPD ¶ 223
  • United States ex rel. Zizic v. Q2 Administrators, LLC, et al., 2012 WL 1019047 (E.D. Pa. March 2012)
  • TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC, B-406175; B-406175.2, March 1, 2012, 2012 CPD ¶ 78
  • CIGNA Government Services, LLC, B-401068.4; B-401068.5, Sep. 9, 2010, 2010 CPD ¶ 230
  • TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC, B-402751; B-402751.2, July 20, 2010, 2010 CPD ¶ 183
  • World Airways, Inc., B-402674, June 25, 2010, 2010 CPD ¶ 284
  • U.S. ex rel. Dekort v. Integrated Coast Guard Systems, 705 F.Supp.2d 519 (N.D.Tex. 2010)
  • Alf v. Donley, 666 F. Supp.2d 60 (D.D.C. 2009)
  • Northrop Grumman Space and Missile Systems Corporations; Textron Marine & Land Systems Corporation, B-400837, et al., Feb. 17, 2009, 2009 CPD  ¶ 52
  • TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC, B-310801.6; B-31801.7; B-310801.10, Oct. 6, 2008, 20013 CPD ¶ 204
  • Femme Comp, Inc., L-3 Services, Inc., et al. v. United States, 83 Fed. Cl. 704 (2008)
  • L-3 Communications EOTech v. United States, 83 Fed. Cl. 643 (2008)
  • NHIC Corp., B-310801; B-310802.2, Feb. 12, 2008, 2008 CPD ¶ 67
  • Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, B-298626.2;
    B-298626.3, Sep. 27, 2007, 2007 CPD ¶185
  • Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors, B-299766;
    B-299766.2, Aug. 10, 2007, 2008 CPD ¶ 158
  • AM General LLC, ASBCA No. 53610, 07-1 BCA  ¶ 33,498
  • L-3 Communications Titan Corporation, B-299317, et al., Mar. 29, 2007, 2007 CPD ¶ 66 
  • Palmetto GBA, LLC, B-298962.2, Jan. 16, 2007, 2007 CPD ¶ 25200
  • U.S. ex rel. Richard Feingold v. Palmetto Gov’t Benefits Adm’rs, 477 F.Supp.2d 1187 (S.D. Fla. 2007), aff’d, 278 Fed.Appx. 923 (11th Cir. 2008), cert. denied, 129 S.Ct. 1001 (2009)
  • Laerdal Medical Corp., B-297321; B-297321.2, Dec. 23, 2005, 2006 CPD ¶12
  • Palmetto GBA, LLC, B-299154, Dec. 19, 2006, 2006 CPD ¶ 200
  • United States of America ex rel. Elizabeth Drescher v. Highmark, Inc., 305 F.Supp.2d 451 (E.D.Pa. 2004)
  • ACS State Healthcare, LLC; PharmaCare Government Services, Inc.; PGBA, LLC; Humana Military Healthcare Services, Inc.; B-292981 et al., Jan. 9, 2004, 2004 CPD ¶ 57
  • Sundstrand Corporation, ASBCA No. 51572, 01-1 BCA ¶ 31,167
  • Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems, ASBCA Nos. 49530 and 50057, 00-1 BCA ¶ 30,852
  • United States ex rel. Body v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Inc., 156 F.3d 1098 (11th Cir. 1998)
  • United States ex rel. Foust v. Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, 26 F.Supp.2d 60 (D.D.C. 1998)
  • Lockheed Corp., ASBCA Nos. 36420, 37495, and 39195, 95-2 BCA ¶ 27,722
  • United Technologies Corp., Sikorsky Aircraft Division v. United States, 31 Fed.Cl. 698 (1994)
  • Brunswick Defense, B-255764, Mar. 30, 1994, 94-1 CPD ¶ 225
  • United Technologies Corp., Sikorsky Aircraft Division v. United States, 27 Fed.Cl. 393 (1992)
  • Novicki v. Cook, 946 F.2d 938 (D.C. Cir. 1991)
  • Lockheed Corp., ASBCA Nos. 36420, 37495, and 39195, 91-2 BCA ¶ 23,903
  • Ruffin's A-1 Contracting, Inc., ASBCA No. 38343, 90-3 BCA ¶ 23,243
  • Novicki v. Cook, 743 F.Supp. 11 (D.D.C. 1990)
  • Aries Marine Corp., ASBCA No. 37826, 90-1 BCA ¶ 22,484
  • RCA, ASBCA No. 33866, 87-2 BCA ¶ 19,797
  • IBM Corp., ASBCA Nos. 28821 and 29106, 84-3 BCA ¶ 17,689
  • Peter Kiewit Sons' Co. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, 714 F.2d 163 (D.C. Cir. 1983)

Jay DeVecchio has received the following rankings and recognitions:

  • Chambers USA 2005–2018: Government Contracts
  • Legal 500 US 2018: Government Contracts
  • Who’s Who Legal 2015–2017: Public Procurement
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers 2013-2015: Government Contracts
  • The Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyer 2009-2015
  • The Washington Business Journal 2008: A Top Washington Lawyer in Government Contracts

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