|Contact Info||Telephone: 215.564.1700|
Fax: (215) 564-3066
|University ||Western Michigan University|
|Law School||University of Detroit Mercy Law School, J.D.|
|Admitted||U.S. Court of Federal Claims; Virginia|
AMY M. KIRBY is an Associate in the Federal Construction Group and focuses her practice on government construction litigation. Amy's practice includes a wide variety of federal construction matters. She provides support to clients during all stages of contract management from assisting with the preparation of contract proposals through negotiating final contract close-out and beyond. Specifically, Amy assists clients with preparation of proposals and bids, as well as representing their interests related to pre and post award bid protests. She advises clients on various issues that arise during contract performance such as differing site conditions, changes, and defective specifications. Amy works with clients on all manner of contract concerns including payment issues, requests for equitable adjustments, claims, and terminations for both convenience and default. She represents clients in dispute resolution at the contractor level, as well as appeals before the various Boards of Contract Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims and various state and federal courts.
Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Amy was an Assistant Public Defender in Portsmouth, VA. During her time with the Public Defender's Office, Amy tried numerous jury trials gaining extensive litigation experience. Prior to her time in the Public Defender's Office, Amy worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Winchester, VA. Litigation was Amy's primary focus while with the Corps of Engineers, where she worked on numerous appeals before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals as well as protests with the Government Accountability Office.
NEWS & PUBLICATIONS
•Fraud in Federal Government Contract Claims
Construction in Brief: 2015 Volume 1
•The 4th Circuit Expands Liability Under the False Claims Act
February 20, 2015
•A New Rule Designed to Assist Small Business Subcontractors
November 27, 2013
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The 4th Circuit Expands Liability Under the False Claims Act
Edward T. DeLisle,Amy M. Kirby, March 24, 2015
On January 8, 2015 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in United States v. Triple Canopy, which broadened the reach of the False Claims Act (FCA) by embracing the theory of implied certification. While it is too early to speculate about the impact of the decision, it...
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