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David Burgett is a partner in Hogan Lovells’ Washington, D.C. office. For over thirty years, Dave has advised and represented enterprises ranging from startup technology ventures to global industry leaders, as well as research institutions, on their most challenging issues relating to government contracts, grants, and other funding agreements. A major component of his practice is False Claims Act and compliance investigations, which may be prompted by internal audits, whistleblower suits, Inspector General subpoenas, or Department of Justice investigations. He has brought and defended bid protests in a variety of fora, including the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, federal buyer agencies, and state or local public authorities. He assists clients in negotiating and drafting of prime and subcontract terms, teaming agreements, and IP licenses.
Dave’s substantive areas of focus include: intellectual property related to federal agreements (Bayh-Dole Act, rights in technical data and software, technology transfer) Federal Supply Schedule pricing and price reduction clause issues; country of origin requirements, including the Trade Agreements Act, Berry Amendment, Buy America Act, and various other “buy American” provisions. A substantial segment of his practice is devoted to counseling clients on avoiding compliance problems and potential disagreements before they ripen into disputes with agencies or business partners. Clients rely on his experience in navigating the unwritten procurement and regulatory process as well as the letter of the law.