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Ronald A. Schechter
Ronald Schechter is a partner in Arnold & Porter's government contracts practice group, where he specializes in government contracts, national security, construction law, and commercial litigation. He has served as lead attorney in litigation involving government contracts, construction, and intellectual property matters before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and its predecessor, the U.S. Claims Court; federal district courts; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Third, and Federal Circuits; the General Accounting Office; agency boards of contract appeals; and various alternative dispute resolution forums. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, Schechter served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch.
Schechter has extensive experience in all aspects of government contracts law, including contract formations issues, bid protests, claims litigation, mergers and acquisitions, False Claims Act cases, and suspension and debarment matters. He has assisted clients in the national security area address government contracts issues unique to that area, including obtaining liability protection for their products and services. His construction law experience includes counseling clients on all aspects of the construction process and handling construction disputes on behalf of owners, prime contractors, subcontractors, developers, and architects.
Schechter also has litigated numerous commercial and intellectual property disputes before various courts and arbitration forums. His experience includes litigation under the Administrative Procedure Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
In addition, Schechter has handled numerous internal investigations and compliance reviews for government contractors in various industries. He has represented clients in such matters before the Department of Justice, the Defense Contract Audit Agency, and the Inspectors General of various agencies.
Schechter has been a featured speaker at West Publishing's "Government Contracts Year in Review," speaking on subjects that have included compliance, past performance, and Homeland Security. He is a frequent lecturer and author on various subjects associated with government contracts, construction law, and legal ethics, and has served on the Advisory Board of the Costs, Pricing and Accounting Report.