William B. O'Reilly

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

A member of the firm’s Government Contracts team, Liam O’Reilly assists clients with all phases of government contracting and subcontracting, from contract formation and bid protests to performance counseling and disputes, as well as internal investigations and remediation. Liam’s experience touches on all types of governmental agreements, including traditional procurement contracts, research grants, Other Transactional Authorities (OTAs), and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). Coupling this broad exposure with experience appearing before all manner of courts and administrative tribunals, Liam brings a practical, results-oriented perspective to the diverse issues that clients face when seeking to do business with the government.

Select Experience

  • Represented apparent awardee intervening in bid protest before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting dismissal on the basis the protest was untimely, resulting in withdrawal of protest.
  • Assisted in a bid protest before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims protesting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s assertion of intellectual property (IP) rights in a procurement regarding online safety and health training.
  • Conducted investigation into biopharmaceutical research company’s compliance with terms and conditions of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Experience

  • Represented apparent awardee intervening in bid protest before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting dismissal on the basis the protest was untimely, resulting in withdrawal of protest.
  • Assisted in a bid protest before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims protesting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s assertion of intellectual property (IP) rights in a procurement regarding online safety and health training.
  • Conducted investigation into biopharmaceutical research company’s compliance with terms and conditions of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Represent government contractor in ongoing claim litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals arising from mistakes in contract formation and improper exercise of contract option period.
  • Counseled provider of colocation and data center services regarding compliance obligations under NIST Special Publication 800-171 and related information security regulations.
  • Counseled equipment manufacturer regarding application of state and federal domestic preferences to client products sold for use in government construction projects.
  • Represented client in country of origin determination proceeding before U.S. Customs and Border Protection to determine client’s products’ eligibility for sale to U.S. Government agencies.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section
  • The John Carroll Society

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for Senator Jeff Flake, Senate Judiciary Committee (2014)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2015; cum laude; Executive Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • B.A., History, University of Maryland, 2010