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