Christopher Griesedieck, Jr.

Counsel
Griesedieck Christopher

Chris Griesedieck's practice encompasses a wide range of government contract and grant-related matters—such as claims, requests for equitable adjustment, and bid protests. Chris's clients include large corporations and small and minority-owned companies doing business with defense and civilian agencies. Chris has advised and represented clients on cost and pricing issues, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation Cost Principles and Procedures and the Cost Accounting Standards. He also helps clients understand the Service Contract Labor Standards (formerly the Service Contract Act of 1965) and address the ratification of unauthorized commitments, organizational conflicts of interest, and post-employment restrictions on former federal officials.

Chris is also experienced in handling matters related to technology transfer under the Bayh-Dole Act, prime contractor-subcontractor disputes, and teaming agreements. He advises clients on the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Chris's clients also seek his advice on Small Business Administration size protests and appeals, due diligence in mergers and acquisitions involving federal contractors, government investigations and audits, protecting intellectual property rights in government contracts, fiscal and appropriations law, and the Procurement Integrity Act.

Related Practices

Experience

Representative Matters

United States Court of Federal Claims

  • Successfully represented a firm in motion to dismiss as waived alleged organizational conflict of interest related to award of contract to client (Concourse Grp., LLC v. United States, 131 Fed. Cl. 26, 28)
  • Successfully represented a firm in cross-motion for judgment on the administrative record in bid protest of client's contract award (Concourse Grp., LLC v. United States, 131 Fed. Cl. 481, 483)
  • Successfully represented a firm in cross-motion for judgment on the administrative record in bid protest of client's contract award (Harmonia Holdings Grp., LLC v. United States, 152 Fed. Cl. 97, 103)

Small Business Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals

  • Won appeal for client; erroneous size determination vacated (DNT Sols., LLC & Alliant Sols. Partner, LLC, SBA No. SIZ-5962)

Government Accountability Office

  • Represented awardee in successful denial of protest of contract award following a full merits hearing (Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., B-417418 et al., July 3, 2019, 2019 CPD ¶ 246)
  • Represented awardee in successful denial of protest of contract award (General Dynamics Info. Tech., Inc., B-417616.2 et al., Mar. 31, 2020, 2020 CPD ¶ 132 at 9)
  • Successfully protested agency unreasonably crediting contract awardees with certifications, corporate experience, and past performance (MetroStar Sys., Inc., B-416377.5, B-416377.8, Apr. 2, 2020, 2020 CPD ¶ 135)
  • Successfully protested corrective action discussions as unreasonably narrow in scope (Peraton Inc., B-416916.8 et al., Aug. 3, 2020, 2020 CPD ¶ 248)
  • Successfully protested agency's responsibility determination, discussions during oral presentations, and unequal evaluation in $19.9 billion procurement (Connected Glob. Sols., LLC, B-418266.4, B-418266.7, Oct. 21, 2020, 2020 CPD ¶ 349)
  • Successfully protested agency's evaluation of price proposals and award of contracts as not in accordance with the terms of the solicitation (Crowley Gov't Servs., Inc.; Petro Star, Inc., B-419347 et al., Jan. 25, 2021, 2021 CPD ¶ 33)

D.C. Contract Appeals Board

  • Successfully protested award of District of Columbia contract that resulted in award to client (Vision Security Solutions, CAB No. P-1100, May 30, 2019)
  • Successfully protested award of District of Columbia contract that resulted in award to client (PFC Associates, LLC, CAB No. P-1083)
  • Successfully protested managed care services contract awards because the District's evaluation of proposals was unreasonable and conducted in an arbitrary and capricious manner, and its determination of an awardee's responsibility lacked a reasonable basis. The overall value of the awarded contracts was approximately $1 billion

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals

  • Won decision granting motion for partial summary judgment in $60 million Contracts Disputes Act claim because agency had implicitly ratified allegedly unauthorized commitment to client (Crowley Logistics, Inc., CBCA No. 6188, 6312, 20-1 BCA ¶ 37,579)

Insights

Credentials
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Education

  • LL.M. Master of Laws in Advocacy Georgetown University Law Center 2017
  • J.D. cum laude Georgetown University Law Center 2015
    • Georgetown Law Fellow
    • Student attorney, DC Office of Administrative Hearings
    • Intern, U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings
    • Intern, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • B.A. summa cum laude Boston College 2011
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Presidential scholar

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Recognition
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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2023

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Completed more than 75 hours of pro bono service while in law school, including work as a volunteer tax preparer
  • Among first class of attorneys providing low-cost legal services at the DC Affordable Law Firm in 2016
  • Coordinator, Venable Generous Associates Campaign, 2017, 2018