Douglas C. Proxmire assists clients with litigation, mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution strategies to resolve government and construction contract disputes. He works closely with clients to draft complex contracts and manage claims arising from technology, heavy industrial, and commercial contracts.
He also assists clients with bid formulation, contract negotiation, claim preparation, and bid protest management. Doug advises contractors, subcontractors, owners, and construction sureties. Doug has extensive experience in forming, negotiating, and litigating contracts involving public works, aviation, defense, and technology.
He is particularly proficient in planning around problems that could arise under mass transit, dredging, airport expansion, fresh water and waste water, architectural, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, environmental controls, historical renovation, and shipbuilding contracts.
Doug represents government contractors before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) during ongoing bid protests, and helps clients litigate government, commercial, and construction-related disputes before U.S. courts.
- Represented tenants in the successful negotiation of a series of $100+ million tenant improvement contracts for the relocation of corporate headquarters for different entities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia
- Represented an architect/engineer that a prime contractor attempted to sue in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, arising out of a runway relocation project at Virginia Tech Airport. Successfully dismissed the general contractor’s declaratory judgment action at the trial court level and the general contractor’s appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court. Allegheny Construction Company, Inc. v. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and URS Corporation
- Represented Hesco Bastion Ltd., a manufacturer of force protection barriers for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, in a contract award controversy before the Court of Federal Claims. In a 51-page decision, the Court ruled that the United States had properly awarded a contract with a potential value in excess of $500 million to Hesco. Among the Court’s findings was that Hesco was properly awarded the sole source contract because only the Hesco product could meet the government’s stated needs for the procurement. Infrastructure Defense Technologies, LLC v. the United States
- J.D. Georgetown University 1987
- B.A. with honors Wake Forest University 1984
Bar Admissions : District of Columbia, Virginia
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Professional Memberships :
- Member, Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
- Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
- Member, Virginia State Bar, Construction Law Section
- Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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