“Clients tell me they appreciate my diligent efforts to keep them far away from any courtroom. Drawing on years of litigation experience, I identify the common hazards that trigger lawsuits and collaborate with clients to craft and implement tried-and-tested litigation-prevention business practices. But if litigation is unavoidable, I work hard to uncover all the facts, strategically construct a narrative, and vigorously advocate on my client’s behalf to achieve the best outcome possible. While I’m aggressive when necessary, I also believe you can accomplish a lot through reasonable negotiation.”
In serving his extensive national client base, Jake Scott practices government contract law and construction litigation, with a focus on federal construction law, where the intersection of his skill sets in litigation and contracts manifests. Jake closely monitors federal construction and contracting issues to help clients navigate the ever-changing, often turbulent regulatory and legislative terrain. He offers clients some certainty in uncertain times.
On the litigation front, Jake represents clients at the Government Accountability Office, U.S. Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, various federal District Courts, as well as before various state courts and agency-level tribunals. Clients turn to him for counsel on protests, certified claims and appeals, suspension and debarment, terminations, and responses to subpoenas and government investigations.
Jake serves a wide range of clients - from multinational companies taking on the federal government in disputes over multi-billion-dollar contracts to small businesses challenging a single GSA schedule purchase. While he enjoys counseling large corporations on a myriad of complex issues, he also likes serving small and midsized businesses - a client base that’s often underserved - because he appreciates collaborating with the person who owns the company and maintains a strong stake in the matter.
Articles & Publications
•Co-Author, OSHA Moves to Eliminate Capacity Requirement for Third-Party Crane Operator Certification, Deep Foundations, September/October 2018
•Small Business Size Protests - What You Need to Know - April 11, 2019 - Webinar
•What! I Just Committed Fraud? - September 11, 2018 - Vienna, VA
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Previously, Jake practiced at large well-known firms, and he also ran his own law office. Clients benefit both from the depth and breadth of training he received during his BigLaw tenure as well as the knowledge he gained as a business owner about the many challenges small businesses encounter. While he focuses on cost-efficient ways to deliver legal service, Jake offers clients top-shelf counsel with a process-oriented yet cordial and easy-to-talk-to style.