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Daniel S. Koch


Counsel
Daniel S. Koch

Daniel S. Koch practices government contracts law, cybersecurity, and technology licensing.


Government Contracts:

For more than 25 years, Dan has advised government contractors, particularly professional services and information technology firms, on the full range of government procurement issues, including both counseling and litigation.

Typical counseling in this ever-changing and highly legalized environment includes structuring enforceable teaming agreements and subcontracts; preventing or negotiating disputes between prime and subcontractors at all levels; small business, minority, service-disabled veterans’ and women-owned business set-aside contracting; specialized Contractor Teaming Agreements for the Federal Supply (GSA) Schedules; organizational conflicts of interest; protecting intellectual property in government contracts; terminations and claims; debarments and suspensions; and state and local procurements.

On the Government contracts litigation side, he has brought and defended innumerable bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (formerly the General Accounting Office, or GAO), the Court of Federal Claims, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA), agency protests and size protests before the Small Business Administration, qui tam (False Claims Act “whistleblower” cases), litigation before the boards of contract appeals, other administrative tribunals, arbitration panels and courts. When disputes between contractors arise, he counsels on or defends allegations of unfair competition and antitrust violations.

Cybersecurity:

Dan counsels both Government contractors and commercial firms on data security, privacy, cyber insurance, and data breaches.  For Government contractors, compliance with new cybersecurity regulations is essential.  For all businesses, understanding the complexities of cyber insurance, and managing the response to a data breach, can be critical.

Technology Agreements:

Dan drafts a wide variety of complex licenses and service provider contracts, including software, cloud-based, e-commerce and medical device technology, technology development and professional services agreements, and hybrid patent and trade secret licenses. Clients include software developers and consultants, inventors, technology providers, and corporate users of intellectual property.  A former computer systems programmer, Dan’s extensive high-tech background enables him to quickly master technologically complex subjects.

Affiliations & Recognition

Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent® Rated

Blogs

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Press Coverage

Publications

"How Delayed Debriefings Cause Contractors to Lose Valuable Contracts and Key Personnel," Inside the Minds: The Impact of Recent Changes in Government Contracts - Aspatore Books (January 01, 2011).
"Now Required to Report Own Violations, Government Contractors Face Increased Pressure to Prevent Them," Montgomery County Bar Association Newsletter (June 01, 2009).
"Long Wait, Little Change: SBA’s Proposal to Set Aside Contracts for Women-owned Small Businesses Is Narrow in Scope," The Daily Record-Maryland Lawyer (February 04, 2008).
"Does Your Government Contractor Client Have an Organizational Conflict of Interest?”," Maryland Daily Record (May 01, 2006).

Speaking Engagements