Stanley R. Soya

Practice Group Chair - Government Contracts (Firmwide) Partner

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Washington, D.C.

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Civil and Criminal Fraud Matters

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) – conducted an internal investigation and represented an aerospace company in its voluntary disclosure to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and subsequent prosecutions of a British Ministry of Defense official and the former vice president of a predecessor company 
  • FCPA – conducted an internal investigation and compliance review of distributors in 39 countries and represented a medical device company in its voluntary disclosure to the DOJ; negotiated a deferred prosecution agreement 
  • bribery – represented an electronic monitoring company in a federal investigation of alleged corruption in the award of Illinois state contracts 
  • Medicare/Medicaid – defended a major university’s medical school in qui tam litigation related to billing for radiological services 
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) – represented a defense systems integrator in responding to Office of Defense Trade Controls (ODTC) allegations of ITAR violations related to the performance of a U.S. Army contract involving the operation of a Joint Command and Control System 
  • Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) grant – obtained government declination and subsequent dismissal of a qui tam suit against a defense electronics company that alleged $5 million in false claims 
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) radiology services contract – settled a qui tam suit alleging $4 million in labor mischarging on a non-fraud basis for a total of $80,000, including attorneys’ fees 
  • U.S. Air Force electronic warfare contract – obtained criminal declination and negotiated contract waivers and deviations to resolve false testing issues concerning custom hybrid microchips 
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) education grant funds – internal investigation for a national nonprofit resulted in voluntary disclosure and criminal prosecution of a program director for embezzlement of $250,000 
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) computer contract – obtained criminal and civil declination concerning the investigation of alleged fraud concerning the manufacturing and testing of microchips 
  • DSCP supply contract – conducted an internal investigation and represented a company in a DOD/DOJ Voluntary Disclosure concerning false statements and claims related to Berry Amendment compliance 
  • Medicare/Medicaid – represented 12 defendants, managers of a national health care provider, in multi-district qui tam litigation, resulting in dismissal of action against 10 defendants pursuant to a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim 
  • obtained withdrawals or administrative agreements to resolve suspension and debarment actions 
  • established, reviewed and updated corporate ethics and compliance programs for companies in the pharmaceutical, defense electronics, transportation and computer industries 

Claims, Disputes and Protests

  • represented a defense electronics company in pursuing $28 million in claims against the U.S. Navy in a sonar system warranty dispute 
  • represented airports in resolving billing disputes involving U.S. Department of Homeland Security contracts 
  • represented a training contractor in resolving disputes resulting from U.S. General Services Administration defective pricing, price reduction and industrial funding fee claims 
  • defended the award of a telecommunications and information technology contract by SDDPC 
  • represented a prime contractor in recovering in excess of $50 million in constructive changes claims resulting from the construction of a U.S. Navy mine sweeper 
  • represented a nuclear component manufacturer in recovering $18 million in stop work and partial termination claims involving U.S. Navy submarine program contracts 
  • protested the award of a U.S. Air Force contract for self-contained breathing apparatus 
  • protested the award of a U.S. Navy contract for the management and operation of nuclear laboratories 
  • represented an aerospace company in defending the award of a U.S. Air Force Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) development contract 
  • represented an international aerospace engineering company in a prime/subcontractor dispute concerning specifications and performance under a NASA Cooperative Agreement for development of a lightweight aircraft engine