Will focuses his practice in Taft's litigation group, specifically regarding construction law and government contracting. He represents contractors, subcontractors, and owners on all aspects of the process, from contract formation through project completion.
Will has represented clients on business litigation matters before various arbitration tribunals and in a variety of state and federal courts. He has also represented government contractors on bid, size, and status protests, requests for equitable adjustment, and claims before numerous state administrative agencies, the SBA, OHA, GAO, Court of Federal Claims, and Civilian and Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals.
- Duquesne University School of Law (2010)
- Pennsylvania State University (2004)
- State - Ohio
- State - Indiana
- Federal - Northern District of Ohio
- Federal - Southern District of Ohio
- Represented an SDVOSB construction firm in litigation before the ASBCA, resulting in a settlement with the VA whereby a termination for default was rescinded, the contract was reinstated, and the project was successfully completed.
- Represented architect/engineering firm in protest against USACE on a $4mm+ project where the contractor’s bid was rejected as nonresponsive, resulting in reinstatement of the contractor’s bid, cancellation of the award to its competitor, and award of the contract to the contractor.
- Successfully prosecuted a Bid Protest to the GAO against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH, on a $20 billion IDIQ technology five (5) year contract, resulting in an award to the contractor.
- Successfully defended contractor against a protest relating to price evaluation and best value tradeoff at the GAO on a $40mm+ contract award from the Department of Defense, DHA.
- Successfully defended client before the U.S. Small Business Administration and Office of Hearings and Appeals against size and status protests asserting contractor was an ostensible subcontractor to a Fortune 500 company.
- Challenged a solicitation pre-award due to proprietary specifications that restricted competition, resulting in amended specifications that allowed additional contractors to bid.
- Successfully defended contractor against protest on technical evaluation challenges before the GAO on a $27mm+ contract with the U.S. Department of the Army.
- Challenged CPARS ratings in a matter with the U.S. Department of Navy before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, resulting in removal of the adverse performance ratings.
- Represented contractor in successfully obtaining a certificate of competency from the SBA, resulting in an award of a contract with the NIH.
- Successfully represented a woman-owned construction company in responding to the Ohio DAS EDGE certification audit and reversing adverse determination.
Speeches and Publications
Moderator, “REAs, Claims, and Bid Protests: A Sensible Approach,” National 8(a) Conference, Nashville, TN
- Builders Exchange of Central Ohio
- Ohio Bar Association
- Columbus Bar Association