Stephen Snodgrass has represented government contractors in audits and civil and criminal investigations relating to progress billing, material management, time charging, defective pricing and estimating fraud; represented contractors in negotiations and litigation relating to terminations, both for convenience and for default; represented protestors and interveners in bid protests of federal, state, and local government procurements; advised government contractors on compliance with the FAR and executive orders applicable to government contracts; and advised regarding novation and other government contracting requirements applicable in mergers and acquisitions in which a party to the transaciton is a government contractor. Mr. Snodgrass also has extensive experience representing banks, telecommunications manufacturers, and government contractors in complex commercial litigation.

 

Professional Affiliations

    • The Missouri Bar, 1980-present
    • 22nd Judicial Circuit Bar Committee – Special Assistant, 1984
    • American Bar Association – Member, Section of Litigation; Public Contracts Law Section; Securities Litigation Section; and Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Missouri Special Assistant Attorney General, 1987-1988
    • American Bar Association – Member, Section of Litigation; Public Contracts Law Section; Securities Litigation Section; and Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Missouri Special Assistant Attorney General, 1987-1988
    • Missouri Special Assistant Attorney General, 1987-1988
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Representative Experience

  • McDonnell Douglas Corporation v. SCI Technology, Inc., US District Court, E.D. MO (A-12 subcontractor default termination)
  • Appeal of McDonnell Douglas Corporation under Contract N00019-84-C-0240, ASBCA No. 46582: T-45 claim
  • Lockheed Corporation v. Itek Division, Litton Industries, Inc., American Arbitration Association, Boston, Mass.: extra work and delay claims of aircraft modification subcontractor
  • Northrop Corporation v. McDonnell Douglas Corporation, US District Court, C.D. CA: aircraft teaming agreement and antitrust dispute
  • Navy A-12 program: processed convenience terminations of major subcontractors
  • NASA Space Station Freedom Program: processed convenience terminations of subcontractors; responded to DCAA and NASA proposed disallowances of subcontractor costs and fee (in excess of $100 million for one subcontractor); responded to DCAA proposed disallowance of prime contract settlement costs
  • Responded to DCIS and grand jury investigations of material handling, labor charging and contract pricing issues at several defense contractors
  • GAO bid protests representing, among others, medical equipment manufacturers and their distributors selling to VA and military hospitals, a maintenance contractor for the federal courts building in St. Louis, and a manufacturer of navigational buoys
  • State and local government bid protests representing businesses such as construction contractors and software service providers, including a successful protest of an award of a contract to extend the DC light rail system
  • Negotiation and advice regarding acquisition by lease of excess distance learning spectrum from state and local government entities for use in development of a carrier’s nationwide 4G cell phone network
  • Advice to an international consortium of banks and construction companies bidding on an innovative contract with the Missouri Department of Transportation to design, rebuild, and finance 800 Missouri bridges
  • Miscellaneous counseling regarding bidding on government contracts and compliance with the FAR and executive orders affecting government contractors, to government contractor clients and non-government contractor clients contemplating mergers with or acquisitions of government contractors

 

 

Stephen Snodgrass has represented contractors in audits and civil and criminal investigations relating to progress billing, quality control, material management, time charging, defective pricing and estimating fraud; represented contractors in qui tam litigation and in negotiations and litigation relating to terminations, both for convenience and for default; represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, and local government entities in construction claims, Miller Act litigation, bid protest and bid qualification issues; and represented government contract prime contractors in disputes with subcontractors. He also has counseled clients on a variety of federal and state government contracts issues relating, for example, to data rights, software licensing, cost allowability, contract novation, equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements, Buy American Act requirements and bidding prerequisites.

Professional Affiliations

    • The Missouri Bar, 1980-present
    • 22nd Judicial Circuit Bar Committee – Special Assistant, 1984
    • American Bar Association – Member, Section of Litigation; Public Contracts Law Section; Securities Litigation Section; and Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Missouri Special Assistant Attorney General, 1987-1988
    • American Bar Association – Member, Section of Litigation; Public Contracts Law Section; Securities Litigation Section; and Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Missouri Special Assistant Attorney General, 1987-1988
    • Missouri Special Assistant Attorney General, 1987-1988
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Representative Experience

  • McDonnell Douglas Corporation v. SCI Technology, Inc., US District Court, E.D. MO: prosecuted default termination of A-12 subcontractor
  • Lockheed Corporation v. Itek Division, Litton Industries, Inc., American Arbitration Association, Boston, Mass.: defended extra work and delay claims of aircraft modification subcontractor
  • Northrop Corporation v. McDonnell Douglas Corporation, US District Court, C.D. CA: represented defendant in aircraft teaming agreement and antitrust dispute
  • Navy A-12 program: processed convenience terminations of major subcontractors and analyzed data rights issues
  • Defended defense contractor in grand jury proceeding relating to material management and cost estimating issues
  • NASA Space Station Freedom Program: processed convenience terminations of subcontractors; responded to DCAA and NASA proposed disallowances of subcontractor costs and fee (in excess of $100 million for one subcontractor); responded to DCAA proposed disallowance of prime contract settlement costs
  • McDonnell Douglas Corporation v. OIS Optical Systems, Inc., US District Court, E.D. MI: injunctive relief against defaulting subcontractor
  • In re: Morse Diesel Subcontractor Litigation, US District Court, E.D. MO: prosecuted subcontractor Miller Act cases relating to construction of St. Louis federal courthouse
  • In re: Charles Ferguson v. The Boeing Company, US Department of Labor, Administrative Review Board: defended whistleblower reprisal complaint of terminated employee
  • Appeal of August Mack Environmental, Inc., Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals: prosecuted extra work claims of environmental cleanup contractor
  • Matter of McCarthy Construction, St. Louis Metro Appeal Board; represented contractor in appeal of disqualification for failure to satisfy minority/women-owned subcontractor participation goal on light rail construction project
  • Matter of Tarlton Corporation, St. Louis Metro Appeal Board; represented contractor in appeal of disqualification for failure to satisfy minority/women-owned subcontractor participation goal on light rail construction project
  • United States ex rel. Bluford W. Smith, Jr. v. Boeing Aerospace Operations, Inc., US District Court, E.D. MO: defended employer in qui tam case