People: Daniel P. Wierzba, Associate

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Daniel P. Wierzba

Associate

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-5266
Fax: (310) 551-8306
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Mr. Wierzba is an associate in the Government Contracts Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  His practice focuses on representing government contractor clients in bid protests, white collar defense, construction law, contractual performance disputes, due diligence and internal investigations, and appeals of contracting officer decisions.  Mr. Wierzba also represents local government agencies in litigation against federal agencies.  Mr. Wierzba has extensive experience with FAR, DFARS, ITAR and OFAC regulations.  He also has extensive trial and appellate experience, having argued appeals at the Ninth Circuit while having briefed appeals at the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Arizona Supreme Court, Virginia Supreme Court, and California Court of Appeal.  

Among his notable cases are a complete defense verdict for a large government contractor in California federal court arising out of a subcontractor dispute; a complete summary judgment for a government contractor on a qui tam relator’s complaint for false claim and retaliation allegations in California federal court; successful resolution of government affirmative claims of approximately $400 million alleging overpayments and penalties related to indirect cost submissions and audits; a nearly seven figure trial award in D.C. federal court in favor of a subcontractor client where the client was awarded nearly seven figures in damages for its pass-through claims against a government entity; a victorious appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court overturning an area of law dating back to 1910 (before Arizona was a state); and a Virginia federal court trial resulting in a complete defense judgment in favor of a large general contractor client, which was subsequently affirmed on appeal by a Fourth Circuit published opinion.

Mr. Wierzba also speaks nationally on government contracts issues, including government contractor compliance pitfalls and organizational conflicts of interest.  He is currently the president of the National Contract Management Association, Los Angeles South Bay chapter.

Mr. Wierzba is an associate in the Government Contracts Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  His practice focuses on representing government contractor clients in bid protests, white collar defense, construction law, contractual performance disputes, due diligence and internal investigations, and appeals of contracting officer decisions.  Mr. Wierzba also represents local government agencies in litigation against federal agencies.  Mr. Wierzba has extensive experience with FAR, DFARS, ITAR and OFAC regulations.  He also has extensive trial and appellate experience, having argued appeals at the Ninth Circuit while having briefed appeals at the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Arizona Supreme Court, Virginia Supreme Court, and California Court of Appeal.  

Among his notable cases are a complete defense verdict for a large government contractor in California federal court arising out of a subcontractor dispute; a complete summary judgment for a government contractor on a qui tam relator’s complaint for false claim and retaliation allegations in California federal court; successful resolution of government affirmative claims of approximately $400 million alleging overpayments and penalties related to indirect cost submissions and audits; a nearly seven figure trial award in D.C. federal court in favor of a subcontractor client where the client was awarded nearly seven figures in damages for its pass-through claims against a government entity; a victorious appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court overturning an area of law dating back to 1910 (before Arizona was a state); and a Virginia federal court trial resulting in a complete defense judgment in favor of a large general contractor client, which was subsequently affirmed on appeal by a Fourth Circuit published opinion.

Mr. Wierzba also speaks nationally on government contracts issues, including government contractor compliance pitfalls and organizational conflicts of interest.  He is currently the president of the National Contract Management Association, Los Angeles South Bay chapter.

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2005)
  • B.A., University of Arizona (2000)

Admissions

  • Arizona
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Courts

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, D.C., Fourth and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • President, National Contract Management Association, Los Angeles South Bay Chapter (2014-2016)
  • Board of Directors, Tanque Verde Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation (2011-2012)
     

Representative Engagements

  • United States ex rel. Kelly v. Serco, Inc., 846 F.3d 325 (9th Cir. 2017)
  • Represents clients in government contract-related disputes and commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including a jury trial in California federal court resulting in defense judgment for client in second-tier subcontract dispute related to federal agency program, and representing a major defense contractor defending against government affirmative claims of approximately $400 million alleging overpayments and penalties related to indirect cost submissions and audits.
  • Represents the Municipality of Anchorage in several lawsuits involving the $400 million design and development of the Port of Anchorage Expansion project.  One suit is in Federal District Court in Anchorage, Alaska, while the second lawsuit is in the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
  • Represented government contractor clients in various bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, involving such government agencies as Department of the Army, Department of the Air Force, and Department of Homeland Security.
  • Successfully defended major defense contractor in qui tam action alleging false claims, use of false records, and conspiracy with a government program manager to allegedly defraud another federal agency.
  • Conducts internal investigations regarding a wide variety of issues, including export controls, Buy American Act, disclosures under the FAR mandatory disclosure rule, civil forfeiture and money laundering allegations.
  • Nunez v. Professional Transit Mgmt. of Tucson, Inc., 229 Ariz. 117, 271 P.3d 1104 (2012).
  • Universal Concrete Products Corp. v. Turner Construction Co., 595 F.3d 527 (4th Cir. 2010).

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "Federal Contract Compliance," Federal Publications Seminars (2012-present).
  • Co-Presenter, "Arizona’s Legislation on Alternate Project Delivery - Technical & Legal Perspective," Benefits of Public/Private Infrastructure Partnerships, Westward Look Resort, Tucson, AZ (2011)

Publications