Grant Willis is a government contracts counselor and litigator with more than 15 years of experience handling matters at every step of the government procurement process.
Grant's litigation experience includes matters before the United States Court of Federal Claims, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the District of Columbia Appeals Board, the World Bank Sanctions Board, and various U.S. federal courts, federal 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, debarment proceedings, internal investigations, 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.
Grant currently represents an international chip manufacturer in bid protest proceedings. He recently represented a Middle East construction firm in a multi-claim CDA action against the U.S. Department of State stemming from construction of the United States embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, that resulted in a favorable settlement and a significant recovery. Grant also recently represented an international firm with multiple Department of Defense contracts in the resolution of a proposed debarment action by the United States Army.
Government Contracts: Company's Key Personnel Rendered “Unavailable” Because of Denied Security Clearance
- 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)