John G. Stafford Jr.

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Government Contracts
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Truck
  • Transit & Ground
University Washington and Lee University, B.S., 1971
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1982; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1978
Admitted1978, Maryland; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1981, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1985, District of Columbia; 1985, 1985, District of Columbia Court of Appeals; California; 1985, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; 1985, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1993, Texas; 1993, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1993, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1994, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
BornBaltimore, Maryland, January 24, 1949

With his deep knowledge of federal compliance and regulatory law, John assists industry clients with government contracts and transportation matters and related business issues. John's noteworthy accomplishments include:
•Favorable Customs Trade Agreements Act country of origin rulings.
•Favorable DOT HAZMAT rulings.
•Favorable SBA small business size protests.
•Successful outcomes in many multi-million dollar contract claims and disputes:
•Aerospace company claim against U.S. Air Force.
•Truck manufacturer claim against U.S. Army.
•Military aircraft manufacturer claim against U.S. Navy.
•Aircraft integrator claim against foreign national procurement agency.
•Express boxcar manufacturer claim against AMTRAK.

An experienced attorney, John assists ground, air and ocean transportation companies with a multitude of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance matters, contracting and logistical matters. He also represents many carriers and shippers in proceedings before federal transportation agencies and in dealings with other industry companies. In addition, John counsels and defends a variety of clients in disputes involving federal and state procurement agencies, government auditors and government investigators.

John is a member of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals and a long-time advisory board member and contributor to The Government Contractor, a national weekly publication of Thomson Reuters covering legal aspects of federal procurement. He began his legal career in 1978 representing the U.S. Department of the Army in contract disputes and litigation before he entered private practice in 1984.

•Represented steel manufacturers (foreign and domestic) in application of Buy American rules to their products.
•Advised international surface transportation provider in contract dispute with Amtrak over the manufacture of express boxcars.
•Represented major defense contractor in the default termination of a Navy contract for aircraft radar.
•Represented truck manufacturer in alternative dispute resolution involving $50 million contract claim against the U.S. Army.
•Prepared $350 million delay and disruption claim for leading aerospace company on foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
•Represented national healthcare provider in $200 million proposal to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide healthcare services in federal prisons.
•Counseled international energy company in proposed debarment by U.S. Department of Energy and Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
•Represented international aircraft integrator in $25 million contract claim against the Korea Defense Procurement Agency.
•Counseled national information technology services provider in $650 million proposal to provide Medicaid claims and primary case management services for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
•Represented international cargo management consortium with SAFETY Act qualifications for security inspection services.
•Drafted and negotiated a wide variety of commercial contracts for many different companies to include commercial distribution and marketing agreements; master software licensing agreements; joint venture and teaming agreements; sales contracts; logistics support and other service contracts; and shipping, brokerage and intermodal transportation agreements.
•Advised international manufacturer in obtaining HAZMAT Special Permit from US DOT PHMSA.
•Represented international energy company in dispute over regulated versus unregulated gas gathering pipelines and PHMSA gas processing and transmission regulations.
•Represented pharmaceutical start-up companies in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) New Drug Application (NDA) fee waiver cases.

Business Insights

Business Insights
4.09.14 Raytheon v. United States-the Federal Circuit's tutorial on the difference between the Cost Accounting Standards and the FAR Cost Principles
Real Estate, Development & Construction Blog
3.01.13 Small Business Certification a Thorny Issue, National Defense Magazine
7.17.12 Keeping Small-Business Programs Under the Microscope, Law360
5.01.12 Mitigating the Risk of Defense Base Act Insurance, National Defense Magazine
1.01.11 New Executive Pay Rules Go Into Effect, National Defense Magazine
3.01.09 Contractors Should Protect Their Reputation, National Defense Magazine
9.24.08 Moderator, Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations in Virginia, Lohrman
Speaking Engagement
8.01.08 Revised Rules for Battlefield Contractors, National Defense Magazine
Winter 2007 Managing Risk Under Safety Act, ABA Homeland Security and National Defense Newsletter
5.01.06 Regulations Affect Sales Agents, Fees, National Defense Magazine

In The News
2.07.14 Husch Blackwell's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Team Gains Government Contracts Partner in Washington, D.C.
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release

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John G. Stafford Jr.

750 17th Street, NW, Suite 900
WashingtonDC 20006


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