David S. Gallacher: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

David S. Gallacher


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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • Bid Protests
  • Claims
  • Contract Cost Accounting
  • Exports and Export-Related Controls
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - FCPA
  • Intellectual Property Rights Under Government Contracts
  • Multiple Award Schedule Contracting
  • The False Claims Act and Related "White Collar" Issues
  • Aerospace and Defense
Mailing Address2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, District of Columbia, 20006-6801
University University of Utah, B.A., cum laude, 1997
Law SchoolWashington College of Law of the American University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
Admitted2001, Virginia; 2002, District of Columbia; Federal Courts in Virginia and District of Columbia; Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Federal Claims

David Gallacher is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Gallacher's professional experience involves a wide variety of litigation, administrative, and counseling issues related to federal procurement laws. His experience is extensive and includes complex litigation in federal court under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, claims disputes before the Boards of Contract Appeals and bid protest actions. He regularly counsels both domestic and foreign companies on issues relating to compliance with government regulations including, among other things, subcontract administration, country of origin requirements under the Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts, export controls, commercial item exceptions, merger and acquisition due diligence, cost accounting, suspension and debarment, and small business requirements. He also regularly conducts compliance reviews and internal investigations to assist companies ensure that they are in full compliance with the law.

Publications & News

•Lots of Little Things - Recent FAR Updates
Law360, August 19, 2013
•15 Tips For Navigating The 'Buy American' Maze
Law360, June 19, 2013
•Deciphering The Alphabet Soup - FAPIIS, CPARS And PPIRS
Law360, April 20, 2012
•Hits And Misses In DOD IR&D Rule
Law360, March 20, 2012
• 'Buy American' And Solar Devices - DOD Clarification
Law360, February 21, 2012
•The Continuing Saga Of Specialty Metals - Nothing Is Ever So Bad That It Cannot Be Made Worse
April 28, 2007
•Recent Legislation On Award And Incentive Fees - Why Congress Thinks That 'Satisfactory' Performance Is Unacceptable And DOD Is Caught In The Middle
November 15, 2006
•Berry Amendment 'Reform' - The Sound and The Fury
October 25, 2006
•Financing Government Contracts / Edition II - Part I
April 21, 2005
•Financing Government Contracts / Edition II Part II
April 21, 2005
•Speciality Metals and the Berry Amendment - Frankenstein's Monster and Bad Domestic Policy
April 21, 2004
•Liability Limitations For Anti-Terrorist Technologies Under the SAFETY Act
December 3, 2003

Global Trade Law Blog Posts

• International Sanctions - Updates to U.S. Sanctions Laws in 2011, January 17, 2012

Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts

• SCOTUS: No Unlimited Suspension of the Statute of Limitations Under the False Claims Act; “First-to-File” Doctrine Does Not Bar Related Suits in Perpetuity, May 27, 2015
• Free(er?) Trade - US, EU and Canada Quibble Over Market Access and Domestic Preferences, August 15, 2013
• Lots of Little Things - FAR Updates from the Federal Acquisition Circular, August 15, 2013
• Quick on the Trigger - Period for Contractors to Comment on Past Performance Evaluations Will Shrink from 30 Days to 14 Days, August 14, 2013
• Threats and Vulnerabilities - What Every Contractor Should Know About The SBA's New Presumed Loss and Deemed Certification Rules, July 22, 2013
• 'The Song Remains the Same' - DFARS Removes and Replaces Restrictions on Export Controls, July 22, 2013
• 'Buy American' Compliance Tips, April 29, 2013

Speaking Engagements
• Drafting and Negotiating Teaming Agreements, Public Contracting Institute (2011 - present)
• Teaming Agreements and Advanced Subcontracting, Federal Publications (2008 - present)
• Fun with the FAR, Public Contracting Institute - Webinar, June 4, 2014
• Walking the Tightrope- Q&A on Emerging Compliance Issues, Ingram Micro 2013 Federal Summit, May 15, 2013
• What U.S. Offset Personnel Need to Know About the Buy American Act, Defense Industry Offset Association, Spring 2013 Conference, May 2, 2013
• Terminations for Convenience- You Can't Always Get What You Want, Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, 2013 Training Conference, April 23, 2013
• Buy American and Country of Origin Requirements, Sheppard Mullin Lunch With Your Government Contracts Lawyer, February 26, 2013
• Contract Compliance: Choose Your Own Adventure, Public Sector 2012 Federal Summit, June 21, 2012
• Small But Smart: Three Things Every Small Business Should Know About Selling to the Government, Public Sector 2012 Federal Summit, June 21, 2012
• Extracting Revenue from Government Contractors - Withholding Taxes and Imposing Penalties, GovEd Alliance, June 9, 2011
• Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act- Country of Origin Restrictions Under U.S. Law, Technology Advances, December 13, 2010
• Making Sense of the Specialty Metals Requirements, American Conference Institute's DOD Contracting Summit, June 23, 2010
• Overview of Requirements Under the Stimulus Act, PLI, March 12, 2010
• Strings Attached to Stimulus Funding - The Buy American Act and Expanded Government Audits, CLE International, March 4, 2010
• Considering the Future of Commercial Contracting, Presented to the Association of Integrated Dual-Use Commercial Companies, February 5, 2009
• Globalization - Practical Considerations in Day-to-Day Business With an International Focus, NCMA's World Congress, April 24, 2007
• Whistleblower Statutes & Corporate Compliance, Lorman Seminars, April 6, 2006
• U.S. Export Control Laws, NCMA, Northern Virginia Chapter, October 18, 2005
• Best (and Worst) Practices: Lessons Learned from the Federal Procurement System, North Carolina Statewide Purchasing Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 29, 2005

•Government Contracting 101: The Risks of Having Uncle Sam as a Customer
Third Thursday Emerging Company Webinar Series
Via WebEx, October 17, 2013

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Office Information

David S. Gallacher

2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100
WashingtonDC 20006-6801


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