Paul Debolt assists companies and individuals on issues that arise from conducting business with the federal government, including civil fraud. He is experienced in the competitive source selection process, defending or prosecuting bid protests, issuing advice concerning compliance with government regulations and laws during the performance of a contract, and helping to resolve disputes and claims during contract performance or as a result of contract termination. Mr. Debolt also has significant experience with due diligence in connection with the merger and acquisition of government contractors, as well as post-transaction matters such as novations. He counsels clients on the Service Contract Act, the civil False Claims Act, joint ventures and teaming agreements, prime-subcontractor disputes, internal investigations, mandatory disclosures and data rights issues.
Mr. Debolt has extensive government contracts law experience and applies a team approach that ensures clients receive the benefit of firm-wide strength in all related areas. Mr. Debolt supports Venable’s large and small government contracts clients including major systems manufacturers, providers of information technology and other service providers.Recently, Mr. Debolt conducted a number of internal investigations of both large and small companies involving questioned contract certifications and cost charging. Mr. Debolt also represented a number of clients with claims and intellectual property disputes before the Court of Federal Claims, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and various federal district courts.