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. 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.

Published Decisions

  • National Government Services, Inc., B‑412142 (Comp. Gen.), 2016, CPD ¶ 8, 2015 WL 9690358
  • Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. v. United States, 118 Fed.Cl. 385 (2014)
  • Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., B-409301, 2014 WL 1017901, Mar. 6, 2014, 2014 CPD ¶ __.
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., ASBCA No. 56547, 13-1 BCA ¶ 35,220
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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
  • United States of America ex rel. Elizabeth Drescher v. Highmark, Inc., 305 F.Supp.2d 451 (E.D.Pa. 2004)
  • 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 2005–2016
  • 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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