Jenner & Block

 
At Jenner & Block, Mr. Petkoff's engagements as lead counsel included:
  • Filed a protest at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on a $340 million contract to develop, produce and install enhancements to DOD test ranges.  As a result, the agency took corrective action, providing the relief requested in the protest.
Before joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Petkoff’s engagements as lead counsel included:
  • Filed a GAO protest on a $450 million cybersecurity contract. As a result, the agency took corrective action, providing the relief requested in the protest;
  • Won a GAO protest on a $150 million information technology contract awarded by the Defense Intelligence Agency;
  • Filed two protests on a $35 million information technology contract.   After the initial protest, the agency took corrective action.  The client then lost the re-competition.  After filing the second protest at GAO, the agency took corrective again.  The client then won the competition.
  • Successfully defended a protest filed against a major supply contract awarded to the client by the Government Printing Office.
  • Convinced the Department of Defense to take corrective action on several procurements by filing agency-level protests.
  • Successfully litigated the first bid protest tried at the General Services Board of Contract Appeals.
  • Successfully litigated contract disputes at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
  • Convinced the Suspension and Debarment Official for a military agency to withdraw a letter requiring our client to 'show cause" why it should not be disbarred.
As co-counsel, Mr. Petkoff:
  • Served as Government Contract Law Counsel on the appellate team that litigated the case of Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. U.S. at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.  This may have been the first (and only) bid protest decided by the Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of our client, reversing the decision of the Federal Circuit.
  • Obtained a $50 million settlement at the Court of Federal Claims for a small business in a copyright infringement action involving unauthorized government use of software and negotiated a related software license agreement; and
  • Successfully defended a $1.6 billion protest of a major system acquisition by a military department.