Edward William Kirsch

Ed Kirsch focuses his practice on government contracts and telecommunications law. He has extensive experience in government contracts-related litigation; in corporate mergers and acquisitions involving government contractors; in compliance counseling; and in negotiating government contracts, teaming agreements, outsourcing contracts and other complex contracts. He has represented defense, logistics, intelligence and other contractors with personnel and operations in Iraq and other high-risk environments and understands the unique challenges that arise for contractors operating in a war zone. He has held security clearances for work involving the Department of Defense and other agencies.

He has represented defense, force protection, information technology, engineering, healthcare and communications companies in all aspects of the federal procurement process from providing advice regarding contract formation to litigating procurement protests and claims arising during contract performance. Ed also represents clients in connection with civil fraud allegations relating to government contracts and suspension and debarment matters. He has advised clients on a broad spectrum of government contracts issues, including export controls, protection of intellectual property, novations of government contracts, termination for convenience and default issues, small business regulations, disputes between prime contractors and subcontractors, and other issues.

Ed also has extensive experience in telecommunications law. He works on VoIP and telecommunications issues and represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state public utility commissions, and the courts on rulemakings, arbitrations and litigation to enforce contract and interconnection agreement terms. He negotiates telecommunications contracts, IRU agreements, and interconnection agreements with incumbent LECs, wireless carriers and other service providers. In addition, he advises clients on privacy regulation, online contracts, copyright and Internet legal issues.

Ed has published several articles on government contracts issues, including a guidebook on civil False Claims Act litigation titled, "The Qui Tam Quagmire: Understanding The Law In An Era Of Aggressive Expansion."

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Telecommunications and 2) Media and Technology
Law School The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1996
Education American University, M.B.A., 1990
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm Bingham McCutchen LLP
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