Mark D. Colley chairs the firm's government contracts practice group. His experience includes substantial bid protests, contract claims and disputes, federal court litigations, and government audits and investigations.
Mr. Colley regularly prosecutes and defends bid protests before the US Government Accountability Office, US Court of Federal Claims and Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (FAA/ODRA), involving a wide array of military and civilian agency procurements, including classified acquisitions, major weapons systems, sophisticated technology, professional services, and innovative products. He also handles federal district court suits to compel agency action consistent with statutory and regulatory obligations.
Mr. Colley counsels clients on compliance issues in the government contracting area, and conducts related internal investigations. He has handled numerous proceedings involving various enforcement authorities, including suspension and debarment matters.
In addition, Mr. Colley has substantial experience defending Federal False Claims Act actions, including qui tam proceedings. He has defended significant FCA actions involving GSA schedule contract pricing, allegedly defective product sales and MEDICARE claims, and was lead counsel in several lawsuits alleging underpayment of royalties owed for natural gas production from federal lands in which billions of dollars in damages were at stake.
Mr. Colley's litigation experience has included numerous commercial contract disputes, pricing controversies and multimillion dollar claims. These cases typically involve large, complex business matters, encompassing diverse subjects ranging from cataract surgery and genetic engineering to radio equipment and satellite communications. This litigation work has included jury and judge trials in multiple federal district courts, arbitrations, and appellate proceedings in several circuits.
Mr. Colley is the chair of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law (press release).
Mr. Colley served as a law clerk to the Honorable John W. Kern of the DC Court of Appeals.
PLC Which lawyer? 2012 - Recommended for Government Contracts
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009-2012 for Government Contracts
The Best Lawyers in America 2010-2012 for Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement
International Who's Who of Public Procurement Lawyers 2009-2012
Washington Business Journal's "Top Washington Lawyers" 2008 Winner for Government Contracts
Chair, ABA Public Contract Law Section; Past Chair, Bid Protest Committee
Member, Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association (BCABA)
Federal Circuit Bar Association, and American Bar Association's Litigation Section
For many years, Mr. Colley has represented The Humane Society of the United States in matters related to wildlife protection, and has received multiple awards for this work.