David is a government contracts attorney in Husch Blackwell's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation practice group, with a special focus on Postal Service contracting. He 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.
Additionally, David also 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 U.S. district courts. David frequently assists contractors facing False Claims Act investigations and litigation. He represents clients ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to sole proprietorships.
David began 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.
In private practice, recognizing how vastly the Postal Service's procurement environment differed from those of other federal agencies, David developed and presented a variety of seminars 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 frequently sought-after by the media to comment on postal procurement topics.