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What Every Government Contractor Needs to Know about Cybersecurity


Speaker(s): Tina D. Reynolds
Recorded on: Dec. 7, 2016
PLI Program #: 201523

Tina Reynolds is Co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts & Public Procurement practice based in Washington, D.C. She represents a wide variety of government contractors including information technology, defense, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies, with a focus on general contract counseling and compliance, particularly concerning intellectual property, and cybersecurity matters.

Tina assists clients with due diligence and other activities related to the acquisition of government contracting concerns, and with the drafting and negotiation of teaming agreements, subcontracts, licensing agreements, and cooperative research and development agreements. She also assists clients applying for federal grants (including SBIR and STTR agreements), and those who seek to obtain other transactional authority agreements, as well as those competing for state and local government work.

Tina also counsels contractors on compliance with federal acquisition and ethics regulations and with the evolving myriad of state and federal regulations pertaining to data security and cybersecurity. She has been involved with numerous internal investigations and compliance reviews, and with voluntary disclosures to agency Inspectors General.

Tina routinely advises clients concerning:

  • Prime-subcontractor relationships
  • Sources of supply
  • Price reductions and price reporting issues
  • Organizational conflicts of interest
  • Safeguarding of intellectual property and other proprietary interests
  • Licensing and data rights issues
  • The handling of classified materials
  • Agency suspension and debarment proceedings

Tina’s litigation experience includes government contracts claims litigation in federal courts and before boards of contract appeals, bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims, and complex disputes in federal courts, including civil fraud and False Claims Act litigation and reverse Freedom of Information Act litigation.

Tina has a J.D. from the University of North Carolina and a B.A. from American University.