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“Reconsideration Still for Only the Rarest of Protest Cases,” Law360

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Carrie F. Apfel examines a recent rare instance where the Government Accountability Office (GAO) granted a contractor’s request for reconsideration in a protest case.  Ms. Apfel observes that the decision is worthy of attention because it shows that requests for reconsideration in GAO protests are “not an entirely hopeless endeavor.”  Still, she cautions that contractors should not rush to file motions requesting that the GAO reconsider adverse rulings.  The facts of the case, she explains, “set it apart from the typical protest and further reinforce the notion that success on such requests occurs only in the rarest of circumstances.”