Matthew R. Keller

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Partner

Matthew Keller has spent his entire professional career in the federal government contracting industry.  Upon graduating from Virginia Military Institute, he entered the United States Air Force and spent seven years working as a Contract Negotiator and Contracting Officer.  Since graduating from law school, he has worked as an attorney in private practice helping government contractors grow their businesses, protect their opportunities, and achieve their goals. 


matthew.keller@praemialaw.com

310-622-5774

Areas of Concentration

Small Business Program Support

  • SBA Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program (SDVOSB)
  • VA Certification (VOSB and SDVOSB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program
  • The 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Size and Status Protests and Appeals to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA)
  • Mentor-Protégé Relationships

Contract, Subcontract, Teaming Arrangement, and Joint Venture Review

Bid Protests

  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Court of Federal Claims
  • Agency
  • Task Order Ombudsman Complaints

Claims and Disputes

  • Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs)
  • Claims
  • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA)
  • Armed Service Boards of Contract Appeals (ASBCA)
  • Court of Federal Claims

Ethics Training

Internal Investigations and Mandatory Disclosures

Facility Clearance Issues  

Labor and Employment Issues 

  • Service Contract Act (SCA)
  • Davis Bacon Act (DBRA)

Admitted to Practice

Virginia  

District of Columbia

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia 

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law
Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association – Board of Governors
National Contract Management Association

Professional Certifications

Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Level II, Contracting
Certificate in Communication Law Studies

Education

J.D., cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2010
B.A., Economics and Business, Virginia Military Institute, 2000

11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 200, Reston, Virginia 20190

703-483-2407