Joseph P. Hornyak

Joseph P. Hornyak is a partner in Holland & Knight's Northern Virginia office. Mr. Hornyak practices all aspects of government contracts law, including bid protests, contract appeals, prime-subcontractor disputes, False Claims Act (including qui tam) suits and investigations, DCAA and other agency audits, Small Business Administration (SBA) issues, mergers and acquisitions, and general counseling on federal, state and local government procurement matters. He represents contractors with a wide range of business interests, including aerospace, information technology, environmental remediation, hardware and industrial supplies, facilities management, military training and simulation, security equipment and services, shipbuilding, healthcare, real estate, construction and jet fuel.

Mr. Hornyak handles bid protests and contract disputes involving multibillion dollar contracts and novel and precedent-setting issues, and has worked with complex and sophisticated technologies and accounting practices. He has handled numerous bid protests in the Government Accountability Office (GAO), federal courts, the SBA's Office of Hearings and Appeals, the United States Postal Service and other forums. He has litigated dozens of prime contract disputes in virtually all government contract-related forums, including the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and agency Boards of Contract Appeals, and he has litigated subcontract disputes in federal and state courts and the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Hornyak has represented contractors of all sizes, including some of the largest aerospace and defense contractors in the world. He is the primary government contracts counsel for many medium-size and small businesses, including service-disabled veteran-owned (SDVO) and 8(a) concerns. He counsels his clients on a variety of issues and subjects, including, for example, teaming arrangements (e.g., joint ventures and subcontracts), cost allowability, intellectual property (e.g., "data rights" clauses) and domestic preferences. He also frequently represents government contractors in investigations by agency Inspectors General and/or the Department of Justice (DOJ). In addition, Mr. Hornyak frequently supports Holland & Knight's business lawyers on mergers and acquisitions involving government contractors.

Mr. Hornyak also assists his government contractor clients with a variety of commercial disputes, including commercial contract, intellectual property, real estate and employment disputes.

Mr. Hornyak is the editor of the firm's Government Contracts Blog.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Government Contracts, 2) State and Local Government Procurement, 3) Litigation and Dispute Resolution and 4) False Claims Act Defense
Law School University of Maryland School of Law (J.D.)
Education University of Maryland (B.S.)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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