As co-chair of Williams Mullen's Government Contracts and Unmanned Systems practice areas, Bob Korroch helps businesses win contracts with the federal government and helps those businesses perform those contracts profitably by drawing on his nearly twenty years of experience in all phases of the government acquisition process.
As co-chair of Williams Mullen's Government Contracts and Unmanned Systems practice areas, Bob Korroch helps businesses win contracts with the federal government and helps those businesses perform those contracts profitably by drawing on his nearly twenty years of experience in all phases of the government acquisition process. Bob supports all aspects of his clients’ business with special focus on teaming agreements and joint ventures, bid protest litigation, corporate compliance, contract claims and dispute litigation, and the unique considerations of government contractors in mergers and acquisitions. His extensive protest litigation practice reflects his understanding of proper acquisition planning and the timely use of the protest process to affect the government’s acquisition when necessary. He works very closely with businesses that must be cognizant of the complex regulations that pertain to small, veteran-owned, and disadvantaged businesses. He frequently assists large and small businesses with teaming agreements and joint venture agreements to advance their business relationships. He is a member of the firm's board of directors.
Bob has extensive experience litigating protests and contract claims before many federal and state courts and boards. He has handled numerous size status protests before several of the Small Business Administration’s area offices and the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. He also has significant experience advising contractors in their responses to government investigations of alleged violations of the False Claims Act and in guiding clients through the challenges of suspension and debarment proceedings.
Prior to joining Williams Mullen, Bob completed a 20-year career with the United States Coast Guard, where his practice focused on government contract law. As a staff attorney in the Coast Guard’s Office of Procurement Law, he represented the government in the litigation of numerous bid protests and appeals of contract disputes. He also advised Coast Guard contracting officers and major acquisition program managers in their development and implementation of acquisition strategies. He was principal legal advisor to the Coast Guard’s Great Lakes Icebreaker replacement acquisition. He also handled various matters of administrative law, including the Freedom of Information Act and fiscal law. Before his assignment with the Office of Procurement Law, Bob was the sole attorney at a major Coast Guard training installation where he advised contracting officers in the formation and administration of numerous global services and construction contracts.
Bob is admitted to practice before the Virginia Courts and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He is a member of the Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association and served on the committee that recommended rules of procedure for the consolidated Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. He is a former member of the board of editors of the Public Contract Law Journal, published by the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law in cooperation with the George Washington University School of Law. For a number of years, the Journal featured his review of the government contract decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Bob has written for numerous other publications, including the Procurement Lawyer, the Virginia Lawyer, the Military Law Review, the Naval Institute's Proceedings and the William & Mary Law Review. In 1994, the American Bar Association recognized him as the Coast Guard's Outstanding Military Lawyer and the Federal Bar Association awarded him the Younger Federal Lawyer award. He has been included in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine since 2014. Also in 2014, he was recognized as one of the state’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine.
Bob is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy. He received his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, where he was the managing editor of The William & Mary Law Review. He received his Masters of Law in government procurement from the George Washington University School of Law, where he was the student notes editor for the Public Contract Law Journal.
- Obtained favorable settlement netting our client over $1.5 million and avoiding all liability on a counterclaim. The matter stemmed from a prime-sub dispute concerning the development of satellite spectra management software and hardware.
- Represented vessel owner of well-maintained fifteen-year-old vessel in protest against U. S. Military Sealift Command solicitation for vessel charter that unnecessarily limited the competition to vessels less than ten years old. As a result of the protest, the solicitation was amended to permit the client to bid.
- Represented provider of vehicle and equipment maintenance services in protest against solicitation that was vague and ambiguous. Army cancelled and re-issued solicitation with terms that allowed client to implement its bidding strategy.
- Represented contractor that maintains state roadways in protest against state agency solicitation that contained inconsistent evaluation criteria. State agency cancelled, amended, and reissued solicitation.
- Defended owner of research facility against claims totaling approximately $5 million brought by general contractor for defective specifications, delay, differing site conditions and superior knowledge against our client for alleged cost overruns and delays arising out of dewatering the project site and treating dewatering effluent for contaminants. Claims were resolved by mediation during course of contract performance without litigation or arbitration.