Franklin C. Turner: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Franklin C. Turner


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Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • Bid Protests
  • Claims
  • Contract Cost Accounting
  • The False Claims Act and Related "White Collar" Issues
  • Exports and Export-Related Controls
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Intellectual Property Rights Under Government Contracts
  • Multiple Award Schedule Contracting
University The University of Virginia, B.A., 2005
Law SchoolThe College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 2008
Admitted2008, Virginia; 2009, District of Columbia; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; United States Court of Federal Claims


•Virginia State Bar

•District of Columbia Bar

•American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law

•Court of Federal Claims Bar

•National Defense Industrial Association


Mr. Turner is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Turner has experience counseling clients in a wide variety of matters. His experience includes representing Government contractors in connection with bid protests before the United States Government Accountability Office, counseling clients regarding qui tam and other False Claims Act litigation, advising clients on matters relating to the Multiple Award Schedule Program, preparing contract claims, assisting clients with internal investigations, ensuring clients' compliance with federal procurement regulations, and advising clients on cost and CAS issues. Mr. Turner also writes and lectures frequently on topics related to the federal procurement industry.

A representative sampling of Mr. Turner's matters include:

•Assisted in the development of claims valued in excess of $270 million in connection with a multibillion dollar information technology contract dispute. Assisted the client in successfully structuring a settlement without resort to litigation.

•Successful defense of bid protest against the Army's award of a $176.5 million contract for counter-insurgency services.

•Successful prosecution of bid protest against the National Reconnaissance Office's award of a $70 million contract for background investigation services.

•Successful prosecution of bid protest against Department of Health and Human Services' intended award of a $62 million contract for office furniture and related services.

•Successful defense of bid protest against the Army's award of a $20 million contract for patient level satisfaction surveys.

•Successful prosecution of bid protest against the Coast Guard's intended award of a $10 million sole source contract for very-high frequency radios.

•Successful prosecution of bid protest against the Department of Homeland Security's award of a $4.3 million contract for information technology equipment.

•Assisted in implementation of comprehensive Mandatory Disclosure compliance program for Fortune 100 defense contractor.

•Obtained favorable relief for large Government contractor in connection with Freedom Of Information Act dispute.

•Conducted internal investigations for Fortune 100 defense contractor and successfully resolved issues in connection therewith.

Prior to joining the firm as a Summer Associate, Mr. Turner worked as a law clerk at the United States Merit Systems Protection Board, where he assisted government lawyers in litigating employment-related claims on behalf of the United States.


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David S. Gallacher,Franklin C. Turner, July 24, 2013
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Franklin C. Turner

Eleventh Floor East, 1300 I Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20005-3314


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