David is a government contracts attorney on Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team. He represents manufacturing and technology clients, as well as several transportation clients, including those in the air, trucking and logistics sectors. A special focus of David’s practice is contracts awarded by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). As an independent federal agency, the USPS has its own procurement rules. Well-versed in this unique environment, David regularly advises clients on a variety of issues, including selection and award, protests and disagreements, contract administration, contract interpretation, subcontracting, compliance, changes, equitable adjustments, claims and disputes, false claims, government investigations, due diligence, audits, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, termination and debarment. He also serves as counsel to the National Star Route Mail Contractors Association (NSRMCA), for which he writes a monthly column on postal contracting.
David regularly litigates claims, protests and other matters before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (USCFC), the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), the USPS supplier disagreement resolution official and various U.S. district courts. With the government intensifying its efforts to find fraud under federal contracts, David frequently assists contractors facing False Claims Act investigations and litigation. He represents clients ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to sole proprietorships.
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David commenced his legal practice in 1982 as an honors attorney in the Office of Contracts and Property Law at USPS headquarters. For six years he advised postal officials on procurement matters, litigated contract claims and handled agency protests. After entering private practice and representing clients in standard federal agency procurements, David realized how vastly those rules differed from the Postal Service’s procurement environment. To help contractors succeed within this special environment, he developed three popular training courses on postal contracting. More than 1,000 contractors have attended these seminars. Since 2001, David has annually compiled and published a list of the Postal Service’s top suppliers. Recognized as an authority on postal contracting, he is highly sought-after by the media on postal procurement topics.