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Tyler E. Robinson
Tyler E. Robinson
Counsel — Government Contracts
Counsel — Government Contracts

Tyler E. Robinson

Tyler E. Robinson
Washington

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037

Tyler E. Robinson

Tyler’s practice focuses on all aspects of government contracting from procurement through performance. He regularly represents government contractors in litigation matters, including litigating bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC); filing and responding to contract claims; prosecuting claim appeals at the different Boards of Contract Appeals; and litigating subcontractor dispute issues. Tyler also counsels and assists government contractors on contract and regulatory compliance matters involving the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), agency supplemental acquisition regulations, and Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations. In addition, he also advises contractors and subcontractors on a broad range of government contract matters, including teaming agreement negotiations, subcontract formation and performance issues, organizational conflicts of interest (OCIs), ethics and procurement integrity laws, government and internal investigations, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) compliance issues, and suspension and debarment proceedings.

Experience Highlights

  • (GAO; COFC) — Assisted in numerous GAO and COFC protests involving high-value contract awards by multiple Defense and Civilian Agencies.

    • (GAO) – Lead associate on successful defense of protest at GAO challenging the award of a $300 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to client for operations and management services support of FEMA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer.
    • (GAO) – Lead associate on successful defense of a protest at GAO challenging a $200 million contract award to client for project management and intelligence support for a well-known national security program, which included successfully convincing GAO to dismiss many of the protester’s initial grounds prior to the production of the Agency Report
    • (COFC) – Lead associate on the successful protest of the Department of Education’s alteration of the terms of the RFP’s scope of services for the second phase of the Department’s procurement to transform its financial services environment, which resulted in Judge recommending the Department take corrective action
    • (COFC) – Lead associate on the successful protest and injunction of the U.S. Department of Education’s unreasonable attempt to cancel a solicitation for debt collection services for the federal student loan program
    • (GAO) – Lead associate on two separate, successful protests challenging the awards of Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) Task Orders by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid to client’s competitors
    • (GAO) – Lead associate on successful protest challenging the award of a significant contract by the Army to our client’s competitor for intelligence support services in Afghanistan
  • (CBCA) – Lead associate representing a Private Collection Agency in litigation against the Government for unpaid performance bonuses, which resulted in favorable settlement for client

  • (CBCA) – Represented a Medicare Administrative Contractor in litigation against the Government for multiple cost claims based on differing interpretations of the federal Cost Accounting Standards (assisted)

  • (D.Md.; AAA) — Lead associate representing government contractor in multiple proceedings involving the Maryland Health Insurance Exchange, including prime/subcontractor litigation in Federal District Court in Maryland and arbitration before the American Arbitration Association, resulting in favorable arbitration settlement for client

  • Lead associate representing defense contractor investigate and respond to allegations of violations of the Procurement Integrity Act (PIA) during the course of an ongoing procurement, which resulted in a positive outcome and eventual contract award for our client

  • (E.D. Va) – Represented defense contractor in investigation and litigation of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty claims against former employee

  • (ASBCA) — Lead associate on several Contract Disputes Act (CDA) appeals collectively worth tens of millions of dollars for a major Defense Logistics Agency contractor

  • Represented government contractor before the Department of the Air Force suspension and debarment official and negotiated withdrawal of notice of proposed debarment (assisted)

  • Conducted internal investigations to assess allegations of misconduct, potential exposure, and any appropriate disclosures or corrective actions for major government contractor (assisted)

  • Assisted government contractor with responding to subpoena from the Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Credentials

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2011 (Order of the Coif; Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law)
  • University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 2008
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable Christine O.C. Miller, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2011–2012
  • Legal 500 U.S., “Rising Star” in Government Contracts, 2019; Government Contracts, 2020
  • Member: American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Public Contract Law
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • “Managing OCIs in the Medicare Program,” PSC FedHealth Conference, July 19, 2017 (co-author)
  • “How NDAA For 2017 Changes DOD Contracting,” Law360, January 11, 2017 (co-author)
  • “Federal Circuit Year-In-Review 2014: Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” Public Contract Law Journal, Vol. 44, No. 4, Summer 2015 (co-author)
  • “But It’s Only Six Months: Recent Decisions Provide Conflicting Guidance About When Agencies Can Use FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services, to Deal With Budget Uncertainty During Sequestration,” The Procurement Lawyer Vol. 48, No. 4, Summer 2013 (co-author)