Kelley Drye Continues Expansion of Government Contracts Practice
February 25, 2015

Partners Dorn “Bo” McGrath and William Jack and associate Amba Datta have joined Kelley Drye & Warren LLP’s Government Contracts practice group, where they will advise on public procurement issues including bid protests, claims, cost accounting, compliance, suspension, debarment, and other areas of federal contracting. They will be joining partner David Hickey, senior public policy advisors Joe Corrigan and Mike Williams and associate Elizabeth Johnson in Kelley Drye’s growing government contracts practice.

Bo McGrath brings over 30 years of experience representing contractors, subcontractors, owners, and engineering firms involved in projects throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. He focuses his practice on federal, state, and local government contracts and construction contracts, including bid protests, claims, litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution.

William Jack represents contractors at the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and Boards of Contract Appeals in connection with bid protests and contract disputes. He also advises contractors in a number of industries, including manufacturing, information technology, aerospace, defense, health care, energy, architectural and engineering, construction and real estate; on wide range of government contract matters, including internal investigations, compliance, small business contracting, subcontracting, teaming agreements; aspects of mergers and acquisitions; and export controls.

Amba Datta works on a range of government contract-related matters, including contract disputes and bid protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office. Ms. Datta was a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

"We experienced tremendous growth in our Government Contracts Practice in 2014 and are thrilled to continue expanding the services we are able to offer our clients that sell to the government.” said Kathleen Cannon, managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office. “The expertise that Bo and Will bring to the firm will benefit many of our existing government contracts clients. This expansion highlights the firm’s commitment to growing our government contracts practice group with experience across the entire range of government contracts practice areas.”

About Kelley Drye’s Government Contracts Practice:

Kelley Drye’s Government Contracts practice helps companies meet the challenges inherent in navigating the increasingly competitive, and highly regulated, federal and international public procurement marketplace. Our attorneys and advisors leverage the resources of a multidisciplinary law firm – including a bipartisan government relations team that has significant credibility with decision-makers at all levels of the federal government, and nationally recognized international trade and litigation practices – to assist clients with the full spectrum of issues that arise from government procurement. No matter how small or large the issue, we provide cost-effective legal counsel with the goal of minimizing risk and avoiding disputes.