Fernand Lavallee represents clients in all aspects of federal, state, and local public procurement law matters and in international commercial transactions. His familiarity with government contract matters derives from his broad range of experience in counseling, litigating, and teaching contractors on all aspects and stages of government contracting and on government contractor compliance. He litigates high-technology issues and government contracts cases before federal and state courts and brings, or intervenes, in bid protests before federal procuring agencies, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC). Fern also brings claims before the boards of contract appeals and COFC, as well as size protests before the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Fern represents clients involved in providing products and services to federal civilian and defense agencies, including the intelligence community. He has a particular focus on intellectual property in government contracts, including rights in patents, and the allocation of rights in technical data and software.
Fern has written and spoken extensively on government contracts issues including government contractor compliance, cybersecurity requirements, Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) issues, and due diligence in M&As involving government contractors. He presented a paper on socio-economic programs in U.S. federal procurements at the 1st Interdisciplinary Symposium on Public Procurement held in Italy and co-sponsored by the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen. Fern is co-chair of the ABA's Public Contract Law Section's IP Committee.
Export Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce (Part-time, 1983-1985) and Infantry Officer, United States Army and Maryland Army National Guard (Early commissioning, 1984-1992)
Technology solutions and managed services firm evaluates government contracting and intellectual property issues
Federal Builders and James R. Belk Trust Protest of Lease Award sustained by Government Accountability Office
Honors & Distinctions
Listed as one of the country's leading lawyers by Chambers USA noting he - won plaudits for his IP expertise... known for his solid working knowledge of software data rights and 'he is prompt and engages quickly, and his advice is practical and based on a good understanding about what drives our business, not just a textbook answer'