Matthew Moriarty

Matt is an attorney with Koprince Law LLC. His legal practice focuses on federal government contract litigation and transactional work.

Matt has helped companies be successful in federal contract bid protests as both protestor and intervenor.  Matt regularly plays a key role in protests and appeals with the GAO, SBA, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Boards of Contract Appeals, and other forums. As a litigator, Matt’s philosophy is to be courteous, decorous, and to zealously advocate for his client’s needs. Matt also assists companies with preparing effective and compliant teaming agreements, joint venture agreements, mentor-protégé agreements, helped resellers with regulatory compliance (including with the nonmanufacturer rule), and drafts corporate documents such as operating agreements, bylaws, and others.

Prior to joining Koprince law, Matt was a clerk at the United States District Court District of Kansas in the chambers of the Honorable Julie A. Robinson. At the University of Kansas School of Law, Matt served as Note and Comment Editor of the Kansas Law Review. In addition to his juris doctorate, Matt earned a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication.

Matt was born and raised in Southern Pines, North Carolina. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he went to work as a reporter for his hometown paper, The Pilot. In 2011, he piled all of his earthly belongings into a Saturn Ion and drove halfway across the country to start a new life at the University of Kansas School of Law. He only regretted it twice, when Kansas beat North Carolina in the NCAA tournament both of his first two years in the state. Since then it has been smooth sailing. Matt likes to hike, canoe or kayak down rivers, or spend weekends on the lake. He likes art, going to shows, and loves sports, both playing and watching.

Matt may be contacted by telephone at (785) 200-8919 or by email at mmoriarty@koprince.com.

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • J.D., The University of Kansas School of Law
  • M.S., The University of Kansas
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Douglas County Bar Association

Recent Publications

  •  “Bankruptcy Pending, But Contractor Still Wins Award.” SmallGovCon, 2017.
  • “Contractor’s Email Leads to Lost Contract, Denied Protest.” SmallGovCon, 2017.
  • “GAO: Exception To Protest Timeliness Rules Didn’t Apply To NASA SBIR Competition.” SmallGovCon, 2017.
  • “Eagle Eye: Government May Slip a Sole-Source Award Past an Unaware Contractor.” SmallGovCon, 2017.
  • “Hiring Incumbent Employees At Low Labor Rates – What Could Go Wrong?” SmallGovCon, 2017.
  • “Proposed SBA Rule Adopts 2017 NAICS Codes.” SmallGovCon, 2017
  • “SBA OHA: “Manufacturer” Need Not Create Most Expensive Component.” SmallGovCon, 2017.
  • “2017 NDAA Increases DoD’s Micro-Purchase Threshold to $5,000.” SmallGovCon, 2017.
  • “Two Isn’t Greater Than Five, GAO Reminds Agency.” SmallGovCon, 2016.
  • “SBA OHA Sets Low Bar For Common Investments Affiliation.” SmallGovCon, 2016.
  • “GAO: IDIQ Awardee Could Not Protest Selection of Fellow Awardee.” SmallGovCon, 2016.
  • “Thy Brother Came With Subtlety: How a Cause of Action Against Companies That Leak Data Can Increase Security in the Digital Age.”2014 (comment).

Recent YouTube Videos

  • “Contractors Email Leads To Lost Contract, Denied Protest.” YouTube, 2017.
  • “SBA OHA: “Manufacturer” Need Not Create Most Expensive Component.” YouTube, 2017.
  • “Filing A Timely Protest With GAO.” YouTube, 2017
  • “Government “Poaches” Employee, Rejects Fixed-Price Invoice.” YouTube, 2017.
  • “Two Isn’t Greater Than Five, GAO Reminds Agency.” YouTube, 2016.

Representative Cases

Matt has successfully worked with companies resulting in beneficial litigation outcomes such as:

  • Request for reconsideration resulted in a service-disabled veteran-owned small business gained admittance to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) BD Program
  • Bid protest led to a small business gaining access to the Department of Homeland Security Program Management, Administrative, Operations (Clerical), and Technical Services II (PACTS II) contract, a large indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth a maximum of $1.5 billion, with a recommendation of costs.
  • Protest of a small business regarding a task order competed under the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 (“CIO-SP3”) government-wide acquisition contract, sustained with a recommendation of costs.
  • Protest of a small business unreasonably held out of the CIO-SP3 ramp-on sustained.
  • A small business gained corrective action regarding the third iteration of the Army Desktop Mobile and Computing (“AMDC-3”), an ID/IQ contract for commercial-off-the-shelf desktop computers, notebooks, tablets and associated devices through the bid protest process.
  • Enforcement of the Rule of Two in the favor of veteran-owned enterprises in reference to multiple U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs procurements.
  • Bid protest regarding a 100 percent set-aside two-phase design/build contract worth nearly $4.3 million resulted in corrective action in a small business’s favor.
  • Intervention defended award worth over $25 million from Social Security Administration for monitoring and management services to a small business.
  • Corrective Action in pre-award bid protest regarding a GSA Schedule 70 Request for Quote opened competition to a greater pool of small business offerors.
  • Complain at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, following the denial of a bid protest at GAO, led to corrective action in the favor or a small business regarding a contract worth over $6.5 million.
  • Defended small business size status of company awarded work related to the update of B-52 simulators against accusations of ostensible subcontractor affiliation, then defended award through intervention in GAO bid protest.

Matt has also assisted companies with transactional assistance including preparation and review of:

  • Teaming agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Mentor-Protégé agreements
  • Reseller agreements
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Legal entity documents, such as operating agreements, bylaws, and shareholder agreements