Mitchell A Bashur

Associate
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Mitchell Bashur is a Tysons litigation attorney who focuses his practice on government contracts, including small and disadvantaged business issues, claims and disputes, domestic preference programs, as well as compliance issues.

Mr. Bashur is experienced in conducting internal investigations in response to proposed Small Business Administration (SBA) debarments, prosecuting and intervening in numerous bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and pursuing Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

Mr. Bashur also advises clients on eligibility for small and disadvantaged business programs, on the creation and maintenance of mentor/protégé relationships, as well as on compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements. In addition, Mr. Bashur is well-versed in developing strategies for and managing all stages of complex multimillion-dollar litigations at both the federal and state court levels.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Bashur focused on government contracts at a construction firm and worked as an associate at a government contracts boutique, where he handled small business issues and bid protests. He also clerked for the senior judges at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

During law school, Mr. Bashur worked for a white-collar criminal defense firm.

Representative Engagements

  • Successfully resolved $80 million in claims related to a project in New Orleans through a settlement favorable to the client
  • Advised a client on CDA disputes and claims related to a large project in Nebraska
  • Drafted and presented yearly training on government contracts and 8(a) small business and mentor/protégé requirements
  • Litigated a matter before the Fairfax Circuit Court related to zoning regulations and a restrictive covenant
  • Drafted briefs for an appeal before the Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Drafted pleadings and motions in multijurisdiction litigation between a general contractor and a joint venture partner/subcontractor
  • Counseled a client on the Federal Transit Authority's (FTA) Buy America Act
  • Represented a defendant and filed dispositive motions in a qui tam False Claims Act (FCA) matter

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, 2014-Present; Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee, Co-Chair, 2016-Present
  • George Mason Law Review, Notes Editor