David B. Dixon

David Dixon is a counsel in the law firm’s Government Contracts & Disputes practice and is located in the Washington, DC office. He concentrates his practice on the formation, administration and litigation of government contracts, grants and cooperative agreements at the federal level and advises clients on the extensive and often-changing rules within the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and the various procurement and grant regulations of the many civilian agencies.

David advises clients during the procurement preparation and proposal process, including, among other things, assisting with pricing issues related to the Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA) and its exceptions, conducting compliance audits and due diligence, drafting contractor codes of business ethics and conduct, conducting organizational conflict of interest (OCI) reviews and developing OCI firewalls. He also represents clients during pre-award and post-award bid protests at U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as in Size and HUBZone protests at Small Business Administration.

He counsels clients on contract compliance matters during the administration of government contracts, including, among others issues, compliance with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements, and compliance with mandatory disclosure rules, including conducting internal investigations regarding potential violations of the False Claims Act or Title 18 of the United States Code and representing clients during government inquiries and investigations.

David prepares requests for equitable adjustment (REAs) for both formal and constructive contract changes, and has recovered clients’ uncompensated contract costs through litigating, arbitrating and/or negotiating claims against the government. David also advises clients on the allowability of costs under the FAR cost principles, including representing clients during DCMA, DCAA and civilian agency audits.

He represents clients during the contract close-out process, particularly when contracts have been terminated for the convenience of the government. David’s experience also includes defending clients during default terminations, and has employed a motion for summary judgment to defend a client from a wrongful default termination for failure of delivery.

David has counseled contractors at both the prime and subcontractor levels. His clients range from large Fortune 500 companies to small disadvantaged businesses. These companies offer the federal government a wide range of products and services, including, among other things, major weapons systems and subsystems for the Department of Defense, Medicare administration services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, engineering, manufacturing, construction, transportation, energy and financial products and services. David has also represented companies conducting government-funded research and development projects, including Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contracts and grants and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), among others.

David currently serves as a co-chair to the International Procurement Committee of the ABA’s Section of Public Contract Law. Prior to joining Pillsbury, David was the Chairman of the Government Contracts practice group at Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney PC.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Government Contracts & Disputes
Law School Suffolk University Law School (J.D.,2005)
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.,1995)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar
Most recent firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-dixon-882b6b40
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