David Apatoff has decades of experience representing large technology companies on sophisticated contractual, regulatory, and compliance matters. He focuses on federal contract law, intellectual property rights, and international transactions in the telecommunications and information technology industries.
Mr. Apatoff’s experience with federal grants and contracts ranges from major defense systems to basic research at some of the nation’s premiere educational institutions. He has handled contract disputes, suspension and debarment proceedings, Defense Contract Audit Agency audits, bid protests, and investigations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Inspectors General, US Government Accountability Office, and the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Apatoff has litigated before the Court of Federal Claims, US District Courts, Boards of Contract Appeals, and the Comptroller General. He is co-author of a six-volume treatise, The Government Contract Compliance Handbook (Federal Publications, Inc.), and has lectured widely on government contract issues. He has prepared procurement law analyses for the Packard Commission, the Defense Science Board, and the European Economic Community. He is a former Chair of the government contracts subsection of The Federal Bar Association.
Mr. Apatoff’s work with intellectual property includes patent arbitration and licensing matters in the United States and internationally, as well as trade secret disputes and copyright issues. His trademark experience includes graymarket and parallel import problems in China and Central America. He also has extensive experience with the selection of proprietary standards by regulatory agencies in a variety of technologies.
Mr. Apatoff has assisted a number of companies with compliance and enforcement programs in the area of securities law, the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, public contracting, and a wide variety of regulatory programs.