Andy Howard is a litigation partner who represents clients across a wide range of industries, including construction, health care, aerospace, energy and technology. Andy’s practice involves representing construction industry professionals and federal, state and local government contractors. In his construction practice, Andy primarily represents contractors, developers and design professionals involved in complex commercial and public works construction disputes involving claims for extra work, defective work or design, delay and other time-impact claims. In his government contracts practice, Andy advises companies on the unique procurement and contracting policies and procedures contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and associated agency supplements and equivalent state procurement rules, on compliance with and in negotiation of government agreements, and on the standards for the protection of classified information under the NISPOM.
He assists government contractors in understanding the trade secret protection rules contained in the FAR and DFARS and in preparing or objecting to requests for public records under the FOIA and similar state laws. As an advocate, Andy represents companies in pre- and post-award bid protests and in various other types of adversarial proceedings involving government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, including claims prosecution proceedings and Administrative Procedure Act challenges.