W. Jay DeVecchio is a litigator and former Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice. 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 published this about Jay: “The best litigator in the country on government contracts and related matters.” He has been named a Top Washington Lawyer in Government Contracts by both The Washington Business Journal (2008) and The Washingtonian, most recently for 2015. Mr. DeVecchio has defeated a large qui tam action in a jury trial, and he has litigated the largest defective pricing appeal tried to date, the leading case on latent defects, and the Eleventh Circuit’s decision on false claims immunity for Medicare contractors.
He has been a guest instructor at the University of Virginia and The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program. Mr. DeVecchio is recognized as a leader in the field of intellectual property rights in government contracts; he has testified as an expert, and teaches nationwide, on the subject. He also conducts seminars on diverse subjects including claims and terminations and has developed and appeared in a series of training videos used by more than 100 companies addressing Labor Charging, Materials Charging, and Procurement Integrity.
Jay DeVecchio has received the following rankings and recognitions:
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