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Nooree Lee
Nooree Lee
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5909 nlee@cov.com Download V-card

Nooree Lee represents government contractors in a wide variety of transactional, litigation, and counseling matters across the federal, state, and local government markets. His primary areas of practice include corporate transactions involving contractors, pre-award and post-award bid protests, and grants and cooperative agreements.

Both within and beyond the government contracts industry, Mr. Lee advises clients on how to best safeguard and leverage their intellectual property. Relatedly, he represents companies seeking to protect their confidential data from disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act and state law equivalents.

Mr. Lee maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on security clearance applications.

  • Represented numerous parties in navigating the government contracts aspects of M&A activity, including Veritas Capital in its acquisitions of Peraton and SolAero Technologies and GlaxoSmithKline in its collaboration agreement with 23andMe.   
  • Successfully litigated dozens of bid protests before the GAO and the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Counseled a major defense systems integrator in connection with sales to the Israeli government under the Foreign Military Sales program.
  • Litigated a defective pricing appeal before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
  • Negotiated terms for licensing a video-game engine for use in a military simulation program designed for the U.S. Special Operations Command.
  • Counseled a start-up web-analytics company on software licensing matters.
  • Successfully litigated a reverse-FOIA action on behalf of a life sciences trade association to protect confidential intellectual property from public disclosure.

Pro Bono

  • Represents clients in appeals of denied security clearance applications.
  • Represents clients in public housing disputes, with a particular focus on discrimination claims and Section 8 vouchers.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Chair of Young Lawyers Committee, ABA Section of Public Contract Law (2015-2018)
  • Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association
  • Former Board Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of DC

Previous Experience

  • Law Clerk, Legal Aid of North Carolina