Matthew Koehl is a partner in the Government Contracts Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office. Mr. Koehl focuses his practice on government contract and financial assistance agreement counseling, negotiations, investigations and litigation. He has more than 20 years of experience representing commercial and defense contractors across a broad range of industries, including information technology, management consulting and construction, with an emphasis on matters relating to the federal Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) contract program.
Mr. Koehl’s experience spans the entire lifecycle of government contracting. He assists companies with market research and business development efforts, proposal responses, and contract negotiation with government customers and prime contractors. In addition, Mr. Koehl has represented numerous companies in mergers, acquisitions and sales involving government contracts.
Mr. Koehl counsels government prime contractors and subcontractors on contract negotiations, risk reduction and contracting procedures, small business matters, and patent, software and technical data rights. He also regularly helps government contractors establish ethics and compliance programs, conduct internal investigations and respond to government investigations.
Mr. Koehl has represented government contractors in bid protests, claims and other types of appeals before the Court of Federal Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeals and other administrative tribunals, including the Government Accountability Office and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. He also has experience with bid protest and contract claim proceedings at the state and local government level.
Mr. Koehl has regularly taught seminars on government contracting for Federal Publications Seminars. He also has authored numerous articles on legal issues of interest to government contractors and has been featured in publications such as Practical Law and Federal Contracts Report. In addition, he has testified as an expert witness on government contracts rules and requirements in litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Koehl's previous experience includes serving as a founder and principal at a boutique government contracts law firm, a partner at a large international law firm, and as vice president and general counsel at MicronPC Government, a Top 5 GSA Schedule 70 contractor with $500 million in annual sales.
Gary J. Campbell
Gary J. Campbell is of counsel in the Government Contracts Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Boston and Washington offices. With more than 15 years of government contracting experience, both in private practice and as in-house counsel to a Fortune 100 aerospace and defense company, Mr. Campbell provides unique experience and insight on a broad range of litigation, counseling, and transactional matters to his clients that sell products and services to federal, state and local governments. He regularly counsels his clients on the entire lifecycle of government contracting, including proposal responses and contract negotiations, ethics and compliance issues, internal investigations, mergers and acquisitions, bid protests and business disputes. He also has extensive experience assisting clients with international transactions, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance and investigations.
Mr. Campbell represents a wide array of companies that do business with the federal government. He represents some of the largest contractors, as well as regularly assisting small and emerging companies with understanding the complex requirements of obtaining and performing federal contracts. He has worked with companies in many industries, such as aerospace, defense, life sciences, information technology, homeland security, telecommunications, and environmental remediation.
Mr. Campbell has litigated and mediated claims, bid protests and size protests before the Armed Services and Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. He has also represented clients in commercial litigation before state and federal courts.
Mr. Campbell is a frequent lecturer, and has taught numerous seminars on government contracting, intellectual property and compliance issues.
Prior to joining Pepper, Mr. Campbell was associate general counsel and compliance officer with General Dynamics Mission Systems. Before that, he was a partner in the Government Contracts and Intellectual Property Group at McCarter & English in Boston.