Mr. Kelly's chair the firm’s government contracts group. His practice combines both counseling and acting as an advocate on behalf of clients doing business in the commercial and government marketplaces. Mr. Kelly has extensive experience in the fields of business and intellectual property litigation, commercial contracting, licensing, and federal and state procurement law. He helps businesses negotiate their commercial contracts with customers and vendors. He counsels businesses when disputes arise and defends them in court and arbitration proceedings. Mr. Kelly has knowledge of the government contracting process both on a federal and state level, and the specific laws, regulations, contract clauses and dispute resolution mechanisms in this specialized area. He provides advice and guidance to clients who are in the government supply chain, either as prime contractors, subcontractors or vendors. He helps clients review government solicitations, prepare proposals, and negotiate teaming arrangements and subcontracts with other suppliers. He assists clients in protecting their intellectual property and proprietary information concerning their businesses when doing business with the government. He advocates for clients who wrongfully were passed over for a contract award. He assists clients in the preparation of claims arising under government contracts as a result of change orders, delays, and terminations for default or convenience.
Dan (together with his colleagues Bob Mintz and Bonnie Vanzler) most recently represented Batelco, the Bahraini telecommunications company, in a protest before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Bahrain Telecommunications Company, B.S.C., B-407682.2, B-407682.3 (Jan 28, 2013), challenging an award by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) for a communications circuit. GAO found that the agency’s technical evaluation of the awardee was unreasonable and flawed, sustained the protest and awarded Batelco costs and reasonable attorneys fees.
Mr. Kelly is Chair of the Boston Lawyers Division of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies.
Mr. Kelly is an adjunct member of the faculty at Suffolk University Law School where he teaches Government Contracts.
Mr. Kelly is a frequent commentator on political and legal issues for WGBH's Greater Boston and NECN's NewsNight with Jim Braude.
Mr. Kelly is recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer for 2006, 2008 and 2009.