Accuracy in contractor proposal representations and cybersecurity compliance remains pressing, as demonstrated by an April 2021 settlement under the False Claims Act (FCA). In a previous alert, we noted that contractor representations of cybersecurity compliance/capabilities represent a fertile ground for bid protests. In this GT Alert, we highlight how the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Aaron M. Levin focuses his practice on government contracts litigation before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and Small Business Administration. Bringing a wide range of experience working for government agencies, he advises companies on all stages of federal acquisitions and government procurements, from solicitation to contract administration, to claims and litigation.
Serving as Assistant General Counsel in the Contracts Group of the Office of General Counsel for the United States Department of Defense, Aaron reviewed and advised on federal government contracts to operate and maintain the Pentagon and the DoD’s associated facilities. He also identified and addressed government contracting regulatory and compliance issues relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (FAR/DFARS), cyber, intellectual property (IP), audits, disputes, bid protests, equitable adjustments, investigations, agreements, lawsuits, and claims.
Previously, Aaron served as an Ethics Specialist in the Office of Ethics of the United States Department of Agriculture, where he advised USDA employees and political appointees on topics raised by the Ethics in Government Act, such as gifts of travel, financial conflicts of interest, misuse of position, appearance issues, the Procurement Integrity Act, the Hatch Act, and lobbying. In this role, he reviewed, certified, and advised on financial disclosure reports to mitigate potential ethics violations. He also prepared and delivered ethics trainings, drafted agency responses to congressional inquiries, client recusal agreements, and referrals to the Inspector General.