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February 23, 2021 Partner David Robbins Helps Pro Bono Client Avoid Risk of Debarment
The US Navy proposed that client Nathan McNutt be debarred after his prior employer submitted a mandatory disclosure alleging time mischarging with bare minimum supporting information.  The risks of debarment are tremendous, including an inability to work in the government contracts community at all.  This can shut even the most well-trained and effective software engineers/tech developers, etc., out of their chosen career and deprive the US Government of their ability to innovate.
 
Mr. McNutt did his best to respond on his own and explain why his former employer's disclosure was factually incorrect, but as is the case with individuals – who bear the brunt of proposed debarment actions – he needed some help to convey the facts in a self-contained, effective manner. 
 
Jenner & Block Partner David B. Robbins assisted Mr. McNutt, gathered facts, crafted an effective response, explained why Mr. McNutt's prior employer was incorrect, and arranged for Mr. McNutt to take ethics and compliance training from Debarment Solutions Institute, a third-party training organization.  Days after submitting matters in opposition, the Navy terminated the proposed debarment with no further action, granting the relief the firm requested.

CATEGORIES: Government Contracts, Pro Bono

PEOPLE: David B. Robbins

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