Bid Protest: When to Protest and When Not to Protest

Government contracts, bid protests are on the rise. And, bid protests are a critical tool in the toolbox of every construction contractor that operates in the federal sector. Accordingly, contractors and their surety advisers must understand the contractors’ rights and obligations in order to make decisions that are in the best interests of their company. On this virtual seminar experienced government contracts attorney Barron Avery will address the factors contractors should consider when awards go to competitors, and they are weighing  whether to protest.

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Barron Avery, Esq.


W. Barron A. Avery is counsel at Baker & Hostetler LLP in Washington, DC, where he counsels and represents government contractors and subcontractors in a wide range of matters involving all aspects of federal government contracting. With substantial knowledge of the rules and regulations that drive the government contracts industry, Avery provides knowledgeable day-to-day advice and counseling to clients faced with government contracting matters.

In addition to his counseling practice, Avery has extensive experience litigating matters on behalf of government contractors and subcontractors. Avery regularly brings and defends bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims, representing clients in a wide range of industries, including construction. He also has significant experience litigating contract disputes before the Court of Federal Claims and the boards of contract appeals, particularly the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, as well as resolving disputes between prime contractors and subcontractors in federal district court and through alternative dispute resolution.

Avery received a BA from Hampden-Sydney College and a JD, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars.

William B. O'Reilly


William is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts team, William O’Reilly assists clients with all phases of government contracting and subcontracting, from contract formation and bid protests to performance counseling, as well as internal investigations and remediation. He has a range of experience in litigation and arbitration matters before all manner of courts and administrative tribunals. William’s multidisciplinary background allows him to take a unique approach to all of his clients’ situations, utilizing his insight and varied experience. 


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Virtual Seminar Recording
02/12/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/12/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
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