I have practiced in the area of government contracts law for more than 20 years, including with the large law firms of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP (1994-1997) and Powell Goldstein LLP (1998 - 2006) and as an in-house lawyer with the large government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (2006 - 2012).
In 2012, I formed the Law Office of Lorenzo F. Exposito in Washington DC with the goal of providing government contractors and subcontractors efficient and cost-effective legal representation in federal government contract matters. I reopened the practice in 2018 as the Law Office of Lorenzo F. Exposito LLC, nowin Maine. Although the location has changed, the practice remains focused on federal government contract matters.
Some representative matters since opening my own practice include:
Three separate US Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protests for a large IT solutions and services client relating to (1) the $6.9B US Air Force Network-Centric Solutions-2 ("NETCENTS-2") procurement, (2) the $5B US Army Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 3 Hardware ("ITES-3H") procurement, and (3) the $20B NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V ("SEWP V") procurement (each of which involved multiple protesters/awards). Each protest was resolved by the applicable procuring agency taking favorable "corrective action," ultimately leading to a contract award under each procurement to my client.
Contract claim and successful settlement (of approximately $900K) vs. US Coast Guard on behalf of small maritime related industry contractor.
GAO bid protest intervention in defense of US Naval Air Warfare Center contract award on behalf of small aviation industry related contractor. The bid protest was resolved in a manner that preserved the prime contract award to my client.
Prior to opening my own practice, my experience included:
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Feb 2006 - June 2012, McLean, VA
Served as lead government contracts attorney supporting Booz Allen's largest business segment (defense). Advised Booz Allen's leaders on legal, compliance and business risks applicable to government procurement matters; maintained expert knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, including those relating to procurement integrity, business ethics and mandatory disclosure; provided advice on procurement issues, bid protests, teaming and subcontracting agreements, contract performance and disputes; led internal investigations and represented Booz Allen in government investigations; supervised outside counsel regarding government contract matters and commercial litigation; developed, led and participated in training presentations; led the development of processes, controls, and terms and conditions to address business gaps and mitigate risk.
Powell Goldstein LLP
(firm merged with Bryan Cave in Nov. 2008)
Counsel (Apr. 2003- Jan. 2006); Associate Attorney (June 1998-Apr. 2003), Washington, DC
Represented contractors in government contract matters, including contract disputes and bid protests before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims. Counseled clients on compliance with FAR, DFARS and related regulations and statutes; advised contractors on all facets of government procurement including: contract terminations, cost-reimbursement contracting, improper practices, conflicts of interest, federal socioeconomic requirements, health care contracting programs, including Medicare, small business programs, teaming and subcontracting agreements, and GSA Schedule contracting.
See, e.g.: http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions/HORN.cse.pdf
Systex, Inc. Vice President and Legal Counsel, Jan.1998 - June 1998, Beltsville, MD
Advised small IT Government contractor on federal government contract compliance and business transition issues. Later, at Powell Goldstein, advised on the successful sale of the company to a private buyer.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP Associate Attorney, September 1994 - December 1997, Washington, DC
Represented contractors in wide range of public contract matters, including bid protest actions and contract disputes. Counseled clients regarding bidding and performance of government contracts.
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC
Juris Doctor (J.D.), cum laude, 1994
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Bachelor of Arts (B.A), 1988
District of Columbia
LAW OFFICE OF LORENZO F. EXPOSITO LLC
Representing Government Contractors