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Mike Wagner
Mike Wagner
Washington +1 202 662 5496 Download V-card

Mike Wagner helps government contractors navigate high-stakes enforcement matters and complex regulatory regimes.

Mr. Wagner works closely with contractors across a range of industries to achieve the efficient resolution of regulatory enforcement actions and government investigations. He also conducts internal investigations of potential compliance issues, advises clients as to FAR mandatory disclosure requirements, and regularly represents clients in suspension and debarment proceedings.

  • Debarment Litigation - Successfully litigated federal lawsuit to overturn agency debarment, resulting in grant of summary judgment to Covington client and termination of unlawful debarment.
  • Bribery and Gratuity Investigation - Represented leading government contractor in fast-moving internal investigation, with parallel criminal proceedings, involving federal bribery and gratuity laws, the Procurement Integrity Act, and Organizational Conflicts of Interest regulations; achieved favorable resolution of investigation with DOJ and agency Suspension & Debarment Official (SDO).
  • Suspension and Debarment Challenge - Successfully challenged federal agency’s suspension and proposed debarment of construction contractor, resulting in termination of suspension and complete restoration of eligibility within one week of filing submission.
  • Inverted Domestic Corporations - Counseled several large contractors on rules governing federal contracting with “inverted domestic corporations,” including advice on structuring business and operations to maximize contracting opportunities and engagement with relevant agency officials.
  • Contractor Termination and Claim - Represented a large construction company during its successful resolution of multiple contract claims and terminations related to construction work in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, resulting in $12.8MM settlement for client.
  • State Department Bid Protest - Represented Fortune 100 financial services firm in successful agency-level protest of Department of State’s award decision, resulting in new FPRs and ultimate contract award to our client.
  • MAS Contract Counseling - Guided large technology reseller through revision of pricing practices under GSA schedule contract, including overhauling its CSP-1 disclosure and persuading GSA to authorize alternative pricing model.
  • NTSB Investigation - Lead associate in representation of Asiana Airlines in investigation by National Transportation Safety Board into crash of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013; prepared witnesses for public investigative hearing, drafted Asiana submission to NTSB, and advised client on media relations and crisis management issues.

Pro Bono

  • Represented Army veteran in successful appeal from denial-of-benefits decision before the Board of Veterans Appeals.
  • Successfully represented NGO providing public health services in the developing world in commercial dispute with credit card payment processing company.