Daniel J. Kelly brings more than 30 years of experience to the firm’s government contracts group. His practice combines both counseling and acting as an advocate on behalf of clients doing business in the government marketplace. Dan 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.
Dan reviews government solicitations with clients, prepares proposals, and negotiates teaming arrangements and subcontracts with other suppliers. He helps clients build and enhance their compliance programs. Dan assists clients in protecting their intellectual property and proprietary information concerning their businesses when doing business with the government. He regularly provides guidance to the firm’s M&A team in acquisitions, sales, and financings of businesses whose portfolios include government contracts, grants and other instruments funded by public authorities.
Dan advocates for clients who wrongfully were passed over for a contract award. He prepares claims arising under government contracts as a result of change orders, delays, and terminations for default or convenience.
Dan’s practice extends to a broad spectrum of industries and federal and state authorities for which they supply research, products, and services, including emerging and established biomedical, intelligence, pharma, security, and textile R&D; manufacturing and production houses working under prime and subcontracts, SBIRs, CRADAs, OTAs, and grants for DoD and civilian agencies; Medicare and Medicaid audit and investigation service providers; commercial software developers who modify their software for military applications; professional services providers; and raw materials and component suppliers to large military prime contractors.
Dan serves on the Board of Directors for the Boston Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and as vice president for the New England Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and is a frequent speaker at NCMA and NDIA events.