For nearly 20 years, Grant Willis has handled disputes, investigations, and counseling needs for government contractors and subcontractors.
Grant's litigation experience includes matters at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, Government Accountability Office (GAO), District of Columbia Appeals Board, World Bank Sanctions Board, and various federal courts, administrative bodies, state courts, and arbitral bodies. He has represented U.S. and international firms in False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuits, Contract Dispute Act (CDA) claims, investigations, debarment proceedings, bid protests, prime-sub disputes, and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits. Grant counsels clients on the range of government procurement issues under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and related rules, including the Anti-Kickback Act, the Truth in Negotiations Act, the Procurement Integrity Act, voluntary disclosures, cost allowability, organizational conflicts of interest, and small business matters. He also has advised clients in dozens of mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions involving government contractors.
Among other matters, Grant was lead counsel for a Middle East construction firm in the largest contract case ever brought against the U.S. State Department and is currently involved in a major arbitration related to wartime contracting. Grant also recently represented an international firm with multiple Department of Defense contracts in the resolution of a proposed debarment action by the U.S. Army. Grant regularly advises Fortune 500 companies regarding emerging government contracts compliance issues.
- February 11, 2014
2014 SECAF Small Business Risks and Opportunities
- April 24, 2013
Eaton 2013 Government Contracts Seminar
- April 9, 2013
2013 Government Contractor Labor & Employment Discussion Group
- February 7, 2012
- Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 2003; Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal); Brigham Young University (B.A. 2000)
- Maryland; District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Veterans Claims; U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and Central District of Illinois
- Law360 "Rising Star" (Best Lawyers Under 40) (2013 and 2014)
- Law Clerk to Judge Francis M. Allegra, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2003-2004)