- Government Contracts
- Construction & Design
- Postal Service Contracting
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.378.2369|
|University ||East Stroudsburg University, B.A., History/Philosophy, summa cum laude, 2007 Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society|
|Law School||American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2012 Administrative Law Review, Senior Articles Editor, 2011-2012|
|Admitted||2013, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 2013, Maryland|
Focusing his practice on Government Contracts, Thomas advises corporations, trade associations, nonprofit groups and other clients in their interactions with government agencies and officials. He pursues an active role in advocating for favorable solutions as government decisions are made.
Before joining the firm, Thomas worked as a law clerk at the boutique law firm of Brown & Gould in Bethesda, Md., and in the law department of Amtrak in Washington, D.C. He also taught English at the International Cambridge Training Center in Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, Mexico.
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Pass-Through Claims Without a Contract—Severin Doctrine Part Two
Thomas F. Rath, April 2, 2014
The Severin doctrine restricts the ability of prime contractors to hold the government responsible for costs incurred by subcontractors. It is often of limited practical effect because it can usually be avoided by contract. Liquidation agreements, sponsorship agreements, pass-through agreements,...
Lessons Learned from 71 Years of the Severin Doctrine
Thomas F. Rath, January 31, 2014
Subcontracting is often the best way to complete a complex project. A subcontractor may have technical expertise, equipment, or human resources that are unavailable to the prime contractor. But assigning work to one or more lower-tier parties carries with it a certain amount of risk. One of the...
Contractor Appeals of Negative Past Performance Evaluations
Thomas F. Rath, December 17, 2013
Contractors have the constitutional right to rebut past performance evaluations before they are stigmatized by the government’s assessments in the future. See Old Dominion Dairy Products, Inc. v. Secretary of Defense, 631 F.2d 953 (D.C. Cir. 1980). But full exercise of this right has the...
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