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 large and small businesses with respect to 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 False Claims Act issues, 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 that resulted in a settlement favorable to the client.
•Successful defense of bid protest against the Army's award of a $176.5 million contract for counterinsurgency 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 the successful implementation of comprehensive 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 numerous Government contractors 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.
Publications & News
• Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest Among Contractor Employees Performing Acquisition Support Services, Briefing Papers, No.12-4, March 2012
Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts
• Heads Up! Inflation Adjustments to Acquisition Thresholds Are Just Around the Corner, July 30, 2015
• Government Procurement: November and December 2013 and January 2014 Federal Register Update, January 21, 2014
• Threats and Vulnerabilities - What Every Contractor Should Know About The SBA's New Presumed Loss and Deemed Certification Rules, July 22, 2013
• Playing Cards With a Government That Stacks the Deck - D.C. District Court Radically Expands The Christian Doctrine To Subcontracts, April 29, 2013
• Preventing Personal Conflicts Of Interest Among Contractor Employees Performing Acquisition Support Services, April 16, 2012
• Ninth Circuit Decision Emphasizes the Importance of a Well-Crafted FCA Settlement Agreement, December 8, 2009
• What Exactly Is DCAA Thinking? October 5, 2009
•“Teaming Agreements & Advanced Subcontracting Issues, ” Federal Publications Seminars, 2012-Present
•“Contract Compliance - Choose Your Own Adventure, Ingram Micro's Federal Summit, Vienna, VA, June 21, 2012
•“Small But Smart - Three Things Every Small Business Should Know About Selling to the Government, Ingram Micro's Federal Summit, Vienna, VA, June 21, 2012