Pete Garvin has more than 30 years' experience in counseling and litigation relating to United States and international government procurements, including contract award and administration, bid protests, preparation and litigation of claims, cost accounting, defective pricing and DCAA audits, delays and differing site conditions, patents and data rights, contract terminations, GSA supply schedules, FMS transactions, security clearances, M&A due diligence, joint ventures and teaming agreements, and prime/subcontractor disputes.
A substantial portion of his practice involves representation of contractors in connection with federal False Claims Act investigations and related qui tam litigation and debarment proceedings. In that arena, he has successfully negotiated Administrative Agreements with debarment officials at DoD, EPA, and USAID to ensure continued eligibility of clients to participate in federal procurements and funding programs. Pete also conducts internal investigations and compliance reviews and works with clients to improve corporate government contracts compliance policies and programs.
Pete is a member of the District of Columbia Bar (Government Contracts and Litigation Section). He is a past chairman of the ABA Committee on Public Contracts, Section of Administrative Law and Regulation Practice. He often lectures before industry on procurement integrity and compliance issues. He is the author of Resolution of International Contract Disputes, 17 NCMJ 19 (1983); Purification and Partial Characterization of a Human Plasma Alpha-1 Hetrogen, 34 Separatum Experientia 826 (1978); and The Interaction of Collagen with Alpha-Acidic Glycoprotein, 427 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 302-314 (1976).
Board member of the Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (March 2008-present)
Cardinal Health acquires The Harvard Drug Group for $1.115 billion
Woodward obtains affirmance by Seventh Circuit of summary judgment ruling in its favor in qui tam lawsuit alleging False Claims Act violations
First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting successfully challenges personal jurisdiction and obtains dismissal of False Claims Act suit brought by U.S. government