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Pierre Hines
Washington +1 202 662 5239 phines@cov.com Download V-card

Pierre Hines provides investigation, litigation, and regulatory counseling services to corporate clients across the defense, healthcare, and information technology industries. He conducts internal investigations involving alleged fraud and public procurement regulatory violations. Mr. Hines litigates contract disputes in federal courts and administrative tribunals. He also counsels clients in connection with regulatory issues arising under government contracts and international trade controls regulations.

Litigation and Investigations

  • Represented defense industry manufacturer in parallel DOJ criminal and civil investigations stemming from False Claims Act lawsuit.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in connection with breach-of-contract claim filed in federal district court.
  • Represented government contractor in bid protest before the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
  • Represented small business government contractor in NAICS appeal before the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Regulatory Counseling

  • Advised defense industry contractor on conflict-of-interest restrictions in connection with hiring former government official.
  • Counseled energy industry government contractor on compliance with Service Contract Act employment requirements.
  • Conducted Trade Agreements Act compliance review for software company that sells commercial products to the U.S. government.
  • Counseled Europe-based defense industry manufacturer on compliance with U.S. export controls.

Government Contracts M&A

  • Conducted regulatory due diligence in connection with private equity firm's acquisition of public sector accounting business.
  • Conducted regulatory due diligence in connection with defense industry contractor's acquisition of engineering services company.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Public Contract Law
  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Procurement Division

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Army, Military Intelligence Branch, Officer (2007-2012)
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Intern (2014)