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Kevin Barnett
Kevin T. Barnett
Washington +1 202 662 5430 Download V-card

Kevin Barnett represents a broad array of clients, ranging from large defense contractors to small technology companies in all aspects of government contracts law.

He has litigated claims against the United States and has counseled clients on complicated regulatory compliance issues involving GSA schedule contracts, small business rules, Buy American Act and Trade Agreement Act issues. He also routinely assists clients on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process from drafting through litigating in federal court.

  • Advised Fortune 500 company on maintaining and preserving attorney-client privilege during internal investigations conducted by in-house counsel.
  • Litigated FOIA request to coerce non-cooperative agency to make full disclosure of requested documents to assist contractor's preparation of claims against the United States.
  • Conducted internal investigation into time charging allegations that resulted in multiple mandatory disclosures and no action to date by the agency.
  • Assisted representation of contractor $50M claim at COFC involving extensive discovery, prolonged summary judgment briefing and disputes over waiver of attorney-client privilege.
  • Key team member in successful representation of large government contractor in international arbitration for breach of contract against foreign government for over €50M verdict and complete denial of over €50M in counter-claims.

Pro Bono

  • Assisted veteran in successfully obtaining service connection for disability at Board of Veterans Appeals after three previous denials of her claims.
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll (2012, 2014, 2015)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association 
  • ABA, Public Contract Law Section, Commercial Products & Services Committee, Co-Chair
  • ABA, Public Contract Law Section, Small Business Committee