Andriani Buck focuses her practice on government contracts and regulations. She has significant experience regarding compliance with federal, state, and local public procurement requirements. Andriani leverages her legal experience and practical knowledge to assist companies with the review and analysis of federal and state solicitations, compliance with federal procurement regulations and related statutes, and the preparation and negotiation of teaming agreements, joint venture agreements, and subcontracts. She also assists in litigation involving bid protests, claims, and other disputes before federal agencies, courts and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
In addition, Andriani has experience crafting and implementing regulatory cybersecurity requirements (FAR, DFARS, NIST, etc.), including express obligations imposed on both civilian contractors and their subcontractors. She is also familiar with operational compliance in regulated and nonregulated industries, including HIPAA, NIST Cybersecurity regiments, and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.
Prior to joining the firm, Andriani was a legal advisor for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Office of General Counsel where she gained experience defending the Agency before the GAO and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA). She managed a portfolio that included the $7.5 billion Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) contract, the $997 million Mission Partner Environment Services contract, and the $350 million Agency Program Support contract. She was also responsible for all legal aspects of multimillion-dollar information technology and service support contracts, including advising on matters from requirement development to contract administration, managing discovery, and litigating issues regarding responses to contracting officer final decisions (COFDs), contractor performance assessment reporting system (CPARS) ratings, requests for equitable adjustments, and contract terminations for default and convenience. Prior to her position at DISA’s Office of General Counsel, Andriani served as a contracting officer with DISA and as a contract specialist with the National Institute of Health giving her a unique perspective and insight into the intricacies of government contracts.