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Andrés M.Vera

Senior Managing Associatemoc.eniHnospmohT@areV.serdnA
Washington, D.C.

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Andrés M.Vera

Senior Managing Associate

Focus Areas

Examples of Andrés’ experience include:

  • Obtaining favorable corrective action by U.S. Department of the Interior in connection with representation of a disappointed offeror before the U.S. Government Accountability Office in protest of $3.7 billion contract for services operating facilities to house unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Assisting nearly a dozen contractors to obtain or retain certification in the U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program following case jeopardizing clients’ social disadanvatage status.
  • Obtaining favorable corrective action by U.S. Defense Health Agency in response to pre-award protest of solicitation for contract for facilities management and janitorial services with an expected value of $4.1 billion.
  • Successfully representing a disappointed offeror before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in connection with a protest of a $99 million IDIQ contract for construction and maintenance work at an Air Force base in Alaska.
  • Representing a client before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and securing a settlement agreement with a federal agency providing for the withdrawal of unfavorable past performance reports.
  • Successfully representing an SDVOSB in overturning a size status decision at the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals following an adverse decision by a local SBA District Office.
  • Negotiating teaming and subcontract agreements with a large defense contractor on behalf of a small business information technology service provider.
  • Successfully representing a small business in reversing an action by the SBA seeking to terminate participation in the 8(a) program, which restored the company’s status.
  • Representing the seller in a successful asset transaction involving the sale and novation of a federal government contract vehicle for information technology services.
  • Successfully representing a federal contractor in response to a Freedom of Information Act request seeking disclosure of proprietary government contract proposal materials.
  • Counseling several clients on COVID-19 vaccination mandates applicable to federal government contractors, including preparation of employment policies and accommodation request forms.
  • “Considerations When Forming Your Business and Entering the Government Procurement Market,” University of Dayton School of Law and Thompson Hine Government Contracting Perspectives Workshop Series, April 2024
  • “Protecting Your Business from Common Government Contracting Pitfalls,” Thompson Hine Tackle Tomorrow Today Webinar, October 2023
  • “Federal Contractor Vaccination Mandates Under Executive Order No. 14042 & Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce Guidance,” Kimball Construction Company, Inc. hosted webinar, November 2021
  • “Government Contracting – Oral Presentations – Win Federal Contracts,” Jennifer Schaus & Associates, Gov Con Q&A Café Webinar, September 2021
  • “Gov Con Q&A Café – Oral Presentations,” Jennifer Schaus & Associates, September 2021
  • “Key Contract Clauses for Federal Construction Contractors,” National 8(a) Association, Alaska Regional Conference, August 2021
  • “Government Contracting – DFARS Part 209 – Contractor Qualifications,” Jennifer Schaus & Associates, March 2021
  • “Cybersecurity Enforcement is on the Rise. What Small Businesses Need to Know,” HUBZone Contractors National Council, 2019 National Conference, September 2019
  • Selected to the Washington, D.C. Rising Stars list, 2023

Professional Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • National 8(a) Association


  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.
  • Towson University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
  • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
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