Stanley R. Soya is a partner in the Washington office of Baker Botts. He is Chair of the firm's Government Contracts group and a member of the firm's White-Collar and Corporate Investigations group.
Mr. Soya has more than 35 years of experience in government contracts and white-collar defense encompassing the full range of issues that government contractors encounter during transactions, competition, negotiation and performance. Clients rely on Mr. Soya to represent and guide them in addressing complex government contract issues that arise M&A due diligence; post-closing integration; technology transfer & IP management; contract formation and performance; grants and cooperative agreements; offsets; public-private partnerships; and regulatory compliance.
He represents contractors in bid protests, claims and disputes litigation, suspension and debarment proceedings, internal investigations, CFIUS reviews, FOCI matters, and federal administrative, civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions concerning alleged procurement fraud, corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and export control violations.
He represents government contractors in the aerospace, biotechnology, health care, electronics, energy, information technology medical products and telecommunications and transportation industries.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Soya was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General, where he had responsibility for oversight of investigations involving the top 100 defense contractors. He also served as a Special Agent in the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Transportation, the Veterans Administration and the General Services Administration.
Mr. Soya has lectured and written on federal procurement, procurement fraud, suspension and debarment, corporate ethics, export controls, international government procurement, international anti-corruption and procurement reform issues. He has been an invited speaker at the Rand Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance, the George Washington University Law School and an associate professor at the George Washington University Graduate School. He has also taught courses for the International Law Institute in cooperation with Georgetown University and for Federal Publications, Inc.
He is an active member of the American Bar Association's Section of Public Contract Law and has served as chair of its Procurement Fraud Committee, vice chair of its Debarment and Suspension Committee and vice chair of its International Procurement Committee. He also is a member of the White Collar Crime Committee of the ABA's Criminal Justice Section.