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Jason A. Carey

Jason A. Carey

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Jason A. Carey is a member of the firm’s government contracts department, where he counsels clients regarding a wide range of
compliance matters, represents clients in litigation with both the government and other private parties, and defends clients under investigation by federal and state governments.
Mr. Carey has counseled clients on all aspects of federal, state and local government procurement and grant law, including ethics requirements, GSA schedule contracting requirements, the Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts, cost and pricing data requirements, and other contract administration issues. As part of his counseling practice, Mr. Carey regularly advises clients regarding strategies for protecting and preserving intellectual property rights when entering into and performing contracts, grants, and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with the federal government. He has provided counseling on intellectual property issues to numerous biotechnology firms entering the government marketplace, as well as other high-technology clients. Mr. Carey also advises clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and export control laws and regulations.

Mr. Carey regularly represents government contractors in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Carey has prosecuted and defended dozens of bid protests involving defense, biotechnology, telecommunications, information technology, and healthcare procurements, among others. He also litigates government contracts claims before federal and state courts and boards of contract appeals, and represents contractors in disputes with other contractors, including a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia involving claims of trade secret misappropriation, business conspiracy and tortious interference with contract.

Mr. Carey also conducts internal investigations, and defends clients under investigation by the federal government for violations of various federal statutes and regulations, including the False Claims Act, TINA, FCPA, export control laws and regulations, and the Lacey Act. In one recent engagement, Mr. Carey represented a space technologies company in joint criminal and civil fraud investigations alleging overcharges in violation of FAR and the Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”). Although commenced with a search warrant, the criminal case was declined and the civil false claims act case was dismissed by court. In another engagement, Mr. Carey represented a large commercial supply company that was suspended and considered for debarment by a state government. After an administrative hearing and state court proceedings, the state agreed to void the suspension and cease debarment proceedings.

Mr. Carey also represents clients in various types of commercial litigation. He has litigated commercial cases in the following areas, among others: breach of commercial contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of employment contract, patent infringement, and private Sherman Act antitrust claims. He has litigated cases before federal and state courts across the country.

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
B.A., Williams College, cum laude, 1996

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

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