Jeffrey Weinstein has specialized in all aspects of government service and supply contracts for over 20 years. He was the head of the government contracts practice at a major East Coast law firm, after which he started his own firm in 2001.
Mr. Weinstein’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies, privately-held corporations, small to mid-sized companies, start-up enterprises, women and minority-owned businesses, non-profit organizations, and municipalities. In his work at PHA, he has represented community hospitals, teaching hospitals, operators of community-based outpatient clinics, primary care and specialty physician groups, and diagnostic imaging centers.
The majority of Mr. Weinstein’s practice consists of providing legal advice to U.S. and foreign clients in all areas of federal and state procurement contract formation, administration, litigation, close-out, and audits. Whether advising a client on proposal preparation, change order negotiation, formation of a teaming arrangement or joint venture, obtaining a U.S. General Services Administration schedule contract, subcontracting issues, or claim preparation, Mr. Weinstein puts a premium on dispute avoidance and careful, prudent business practices.
In addition to working with in-house counsel and executive and administrative personnel at the corporate level, Mr. Weinstein represents healthcare clients in administrative negotiations with federal contracting officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many other federal agencies. He also has advocated for clients in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in his capacity as a registered lobbyist.
Due to the intervention of Mr. Weinstein and others at PHA, the VA has set aside procurements for small business that otherwise would have resulted in contracts being awarded to large companies. Mr. Weinstein has successfully avoided having to protest procurement actions by convincing VA contracting officers to clarify unclear or ambiguous provisions in government requests for proposals. He also has defended clients in False Claims Act “whistle-blower” cases brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as ethics investigations conducted by various agency Inspectors General.
Mr. Weinstein has tried and argued cases in courts in the District of Columbia and Virginia, and has represented healthcare clients before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in both protestor and intervenor status. Mr. Weinstein also has appeared before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and federal agency administrative boards of contract appeal.
Mr. Weinstein has been a featured speaker on federal procurement issues before such organizations as the National Contract Management Association and the Florida Bar. His articles and other written material have appeared in national business magazines, the newsletter of a national web-based provider of healthcare regulation, compliance information and education, as well as textbooks used to teach federal procurement in law schools.
Mr. Weinstein has a B.A. degree with honors from the State University of New York at Albany, and a J.D. degree from the George Washington University Law School. He is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia.