Richard B. Oliver

Richard B. Oliver

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Dick Oliver is a partner in the law firm’s Government Contracts & Disputes practice and is located in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Oliver has more than thirty-five years of experience representing clients dealing with a wide range of government contract issues concerning the Department of Defense and the civilian agencies. In the course of his practice, he has frequently represented clients at the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), the United States Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”), the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”), in state and federal courts, and before administrative boards of contract appeals, including the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”). Mr. Oliver has also represented clients in major criminal and civil investigations.

Mr. Oliver has a dynamic bid protest practice, both in contesting agency contract award decisions and defending contracts awarded to his clients at the GAO and COFC. He has successfully challenged and defended numerous government award decisions involving unreasonable solicitation requirements, sole source contracts, small business set-asides, IDIQ contracts, task orders, meaningful or misleading discussions, disparate treatment and consistent evaluations, price or cost realism, past performance, organizational conflicts of interest, technical evaluations, and best value determinations.

Mr. Oliver also has an extensive practice litigating, representing and counseling clients concerning the SBA’s complex small business regulations, including those for affiliation and for small business categories, such as 8(a) contractors, Small Disadvantaged Business concerns, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business concerns, Women-Owned small business concerns and HUBZone small business concerns. He has successfully filed and defended numerous size and status protests.

Mr. Oliver has counseled clients, written professionally and lectured on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”), small business rules, bid protests, service contracts, debarment and suspension, quality assurance, changes and claims, contract compliance, and subcontractor-prime contractor disputes. In response to the flurry of Executive Orders issued in 2014, he has counseled numerous clients regarding various government contracts labor and socio-economic requirements, including the coverage and requirements of the Service Contract Act.

Dick Oliver is a partner in the law firm’s Government Contracts & Disputes practice and is located in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Oliver has more than thirty-five years of experience representing clients dealing with a wide range of government contract issues concerning the Department of Defense and the civilian agencies. In the course of his practice, he has frequently represented clients at the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), the United States Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”), the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”), in state and federal courts, and before administrative boards of contract appeals, including the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”). Mr. Oliver has also represented clients in major criminal and civil investigations.

Mr. Oliver has a dynamic bid protest practice, both in contesting agency contract award decisions and defending contracts awarded to his clients at the GAO and COFC. He has successfully challenged and defended numerous government award decisions involving unreasonable solicitation requirements, sole source contracts, small business set-asides, IDIQ contracts, task orders, meaningful or misleading discussions, disparate treatment and consistent evaluations, price or cost realism, past performance, organizational conflicts of interest, technical evaluations, and best value determinations.

Mr. Oliver also has an extensive practice litigating, representing and counseling clients concerning the SBA’s complex small business regulations, including those for affiliation and for small business categories, such as 8(a) contractors, Small Disadvantaged Business concerns, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business concerns, Women-Owned small business concerns and HUBZone small business concerns. He has successfully filed and defended numerous size and status protests.

Mr. Oliver has counseled clients, written professionally and lectured on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”), small business rules, bid protests, service contracts, debarment and suspension, quality assurance, changes and claims, contract compliance, and subcontractor-prime contractor disputes. In response to the flurry of Executive Orders issued in 2014, he has counseled numerous clients regarding various government contracts labor and socio-economic requirements, including the coverage and requirements of the Service Contract Act.