Douglas P. Hibshman is a partner in the firm’s Federal Government Contracts & Procurement; Construction; Tax Controversy & Litigation; Litigation; Privacy & Data Security; Mergers & Acquisitions; White-Collar Compliance & Defense; Health Law; and Architecture, Engineering & Design Professional Firms practice groups.
He represents national and international clients in the defense, health care, engineering, information technology, construction, manufacturing, and services industries with all manner of complex contract, compliance, tax controversy, and litigation issues.
Doug’s clients are involved in the manufacture, procurement, and providing of unique and complex goods and services around the world to both governmental and commercial parties.
First and foremost, Doug is a contracts and compliance attorney who specializes in assisting clients with navigating and managing the life cycle of complex contracts and ensuring regulatory compliance during the entirety of a contract.
The contract life cycle includes the pre-contract phase, contract administration phase, and post-contract phase. He specializes in providing pragmatic, effective, and common sense advice to clients to manage and mitigate challenges encountered during all phases of a contract’s life cycle.
During the pre-contract phase, Doug assists clients with drafting contract documents, assessing contract risk, conducting due diligence, negotiating contract terms, and preparing to perform and administer complex contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, and other agreements calling for the procurement, transfer, licensing, or sale of a wide variety of unique and specialized goods and services.
During the contract administration phase, Doug advises clients on effectively mobilizing and implementing their assets and capabilities, structuring their contract management teams for maximum effectiveness, advising on “best practices,” and ensuring that clients have robust and wide-reaching compliance and internal governance programs.
During the post-contract phase, Doug assists clients with closing out contract issues, finalizing payment obligations, and litigating complex claims and disputes that arise during the contract. Doug represents and guides clients on all facets of contracting with federal, quasi-federal, state, and local government agencies for goods and services.
Doug advises clients on contract matters involving numerous governmental entities, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy, General Services Administration, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Defense Logistics Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Veterans Administration, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and many other governmental entities. He currently possesses a Top Secret/SCI clearance and is able to assist clients with a host of classified federal contract matters.
Similarly, Doug provides contract guidance to clients on all manner of contract agreements between commercial entities, such as project owners and general contractors, general contractors and subcontractors, purchasers and suppliers, and manufacturers and customers.
Doug routinely assists his clients with drafting various commercial contract documents, conducting due diligence regarding contract partners and contracting opportunities, negotiating and administering complex contracts, assessing risk in and managing third party contracts, implementing contracting “best practices,” and litigating complex contract disputes between partners at all levels of the contract hierarchy.
Doug works closely with each of his clients as a member of their respective contract teams to enable him to provide timely, comprehensive, and matter-of-fact advice. His primary goals are to assist clients in obtaining the best value from their contract relationships, while at the same time, avoiding costly and time intensive contract disputes.
- Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2006)
- University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1998)
- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude, 1993)
- Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
- American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
- Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Virginia and Metro Washington Chapters
- American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association
- Alexandria Virginia Chamber of Commerce
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland
- Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
- Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
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