Dominique Casimir concentrates her practice in government contracts litigation and counseling. She represents government contractors hailing from a wide variety of industries, including defense, healthcare, information technology, and professional services. Ms. Casimir regularly litigates pre-award and post-award bid protests before the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), the US Court of Federal Claims, and the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition. Ms. Casimir also has extensive experience litigating complex contract claims before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and has litigated teaming disputes in arbitration proceedings.

Ms. Casimir has successfully handled suspension and debarment matters for large and small government contractors, and has appeared before the Suspension and Debarment Officials of several federal agencies. Additionally, she has had particular success litigating the timeliness of government claims under the Contract Disputes Act.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Casimir routinely counsels clients on compliance issues arising under government contracts and federal grants.

Experience

  • Systems Application & Technologies, Inc. v. United States in successful prosecution of a bid protest; 107 Fed. Cl. 795 (2012).
  • Raytheon Company v. US in successful defense against a government claim asserted under the Contract Disputes Act; 104 Fed. Cl. 327 (2012) recon. denied, Raytheon Company v. US, 105 Fed. Cl. 351 (2012).

Perspectives

Debunking Ten Common Myths About Suspension and Debarment
Advisory
The Federal Circuit Addresses Commercial Item Contracting Palantir & K-Con (pdf)
Breifing Papers, Thomas Reuters, Issue 18-12
Are You Sure That Your Small Business Certification is Accurate? Understanding SBA’s Affiliation Rules and Mitigating Inaccurate Size Certifications
Speaker, Washington PTAC Conference on Federal Government Contracts, Seattle, WA
An Important Update for Companies That Contract with the National Credit Union Administration: New Debarrment Procedures in Place to Target Bad Actors (pdf)
Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report, Volume 4, No. 10
Palantir: Federal Circuit Confirms Agencies' Obligations to Prioritize Commercial Solutions
Advisory
More

Recognition

The Legal 500 US
"Next Generation Lawyer" – Government Contracts (2017-2018)
Working Mother Magazine
Featured among the "Working Mothers of the Year" (2017)
Bisnow Legal
"Trending 40 Lawyers Under 40" (2016)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2005
  • BA, Georgetown University, 1999
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Federal Claims
Activities
  • Public Contract Section, American Bar Association

  • Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association

  • US Court of Federal Claims Bar Association

  • Vice Chair, Section of Public Contract Law Committee on Debarment and Suspension, American Bar Association
Languages
  • French
  • Spanish
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