David T. Ralston Jr

David T. Ralston, Jr. is a partner and business lawyer in the Washington, D.C. office of Foley & Lardner LLP where his practice focuses on government contract litigation and counseling; rail and air transportation; national and homeland security. He chairs Foley’s Government & Public Policy Practice.

Mr. Ralston has handled virtually all aspects of government contracts, including bid and small business size protests, claims, defective pricing, intellectual property, qui tam litigation, and Cost Accounting Standards matters. He has successfully brought and defended dozens of bid protests, has defended government contractors against fraud and bribery charges, including coordinating corporate investigations, voluntary disclosures to the Justice and Defense Departments, and represented firms in debarment/suspension proceedings at numerous federal agencies.

In rail transportation, Mr. Ralston represents a leading Class I railroad, a major commuter rail carrier and shortline railroads on federal regulatory, legislative and compliance matters. In aviation, he has represented and advised a number of major U.S. airports on federal regulatory and grant assurance requirements, particularly in the security arena, and serves as vice chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Transportation and Transportation Security Law Committee.

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Areas of Practice 1) Appellate, 2) Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 3) Freight & Commuter Rail, 4) Government Procurement, 5) Government Procurement Business Formation & Structure, 6) Government Procurement, 7) Mergers, 8) Acquisitions and 9) Due Diligence & Novations
Law School Georgetown University Law Center
Education Georgetown University (B.S.F.S., 1976)
Bar Member / Association the District of Columbia, Virginia and New York
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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