Reginald M. Jones is the Office Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office and the Chair of the firm’s Federal Government Contracts and Procurement Practice Group. He has a well-established commercial and federal litigation practice with a focus on large, complex claims prosecution and defense, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Reggie’s clients include national and international corporations, including defense contractors and suppliers, design and engineering firms, construction managers and large specialty trade contractors. Reggie litigates bid protests, claims and disputes before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the various Boards of Contract Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
He represents clients in connection with claims and performance disputes, including terminations, past performance evaluation challenges, DCAA/DCMA audits and investigations, Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI), Rights in Data challenges, and suspension and debarment proceedings.
Reggie regularly works to resolve complex and sensitive matters with the counsel with the Department of Justice (DoJ), the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Reggie advises clients on transactional, project administration issues including contract and subcontract negotiations, teaming arrangements and strategic alliances, and contract novations due to changes in corporate structure. Reggie assists clients develop, implement, maintain, and improve their federal business ethics and compliance programs.
He works with clients to help them comply with requirements such as Federal Small Business Subcontracting Plans, the SBA’s 8(a) mentor-protégé program, the Buy American Act (BAA), the International Trafficking in Arms (ITAR) and export control issues, as well as the Contract Cost Principles and Procedures under FAR Part 31 and the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA).
Reggie has conducted numerous internal investigations, assisted with voluntary disclosures, and defended numerous civil False Claims Act cases, including those brought by private relators (Qui Tam) and the various Offices of Inspector General (OIG).
In the area of commercial and federal construction, Reggie assists clients with claims prosecution and defense before federal and state courts, boards of contract appeals, and in commercial arbitration and mediation.
Representative claims include constructive changes, delay, acceleration, and lost labor productivity claims, differing site conditions, defective specification claims, as well as defense of design and construction management professionals against professional negligence and breach of contract claims.
Representative projects include mixed-use retail/residential, hotels, convention centers, hospitals, parking structures, universities, museums, power plants, petrochemical facilities, water filtration and water treatment plants, as well as bridge and highway projects.
Prior to joining Fox, Reggie was a partner with the Atlanta-based, federal government contracts and construction litigation firm, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. He also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army from 1991 to 1996, serving four of those years in Germany, Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. While in law school, Reggie was a member of University of Georgia Law Review.
- University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 1999)
- The College of William and Mary(B.A., 1991)
- Associated Builders and Contractors Metro Washington Chapter
- Associated General Contractors of America, Mississippi Valley Chapter
- American Bar Association (Construction Division Co-Chair, 2009-2010; Operations Division Co-Chair, 2002-2004)
- Virginia Bar Association, Construction Law Section
- Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section (1999 to present)
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
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