Matt is a Partner 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; helps 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 email@example.com.
Bar & Court Admissions
- Missouri (inactive)
- Court of Federal Claims
- 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
- Douglas County Bar Association
- Member, Editorial Board of The Procurement Lawyer
- “Big Changes for Small Business: 2019 Government Contracts Legal Update” and “Things You Don’t Want to Do with Your Government Contracts.” 2019 ICBS SHOW, Norman, OK.
- “Teaming and Mentor-Protégé Programs.” Panelist. SBA 8(a) Training Webcast.
- “Teaming: JV’s, MPA’s, & You.” Panelist. SBA 8(a) Training Webcast.
- “FAR and Other Regulations.” Panelist. SBA 8(a) Training Webcast.
- “Changing Landscape: Legal Updates Relevant to Small Business Government Contractors.” Wyoming PTAC Region 9 Training, Online.
- “Debriefings and Bid Protests: A Journey Through a Protest from Start to Finish.” Co-Presenter. Koprince Law LLC 2019 Webinar.
- “Socio-Economic Programs: Navigating a Changing Landscape.” Alliance Northwest, Puyallup, WA.
- “Legal Updates Relevant to Small Business Government Contractors” and “Teaming, Joint Ventures, and Mentor-Protégé.” GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo, Casper, WY.
- “Big Changes for Small Business: 2018 Government Contracts Legal Update.” 13th Annual Veterans Business Conference, Fort Bliss, TX.
- “Changing Landscape: Legal Updates Relevant to Small Business Government Contractors.” 22nd Annual Government Procurement Conference, Arlington, TX.
- “Identity, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover.” Panelist. 2018 Kansas SBDC Cybersecurity Forum, Manhattan, KS.
- “Big Changes for Small Businesses: Legal Updates Relevant to Small Business Government Contractors.” 2018 Idaho Small Business Contracting Symposium, Boise, ID.
- “Better Late Than Never? A History and Analysis of GAO’s Timeliness Exceptions.” Co-Author. The Procurement Lawyer, Fall 2019.
- “Federal eCommerce: Army Creates Central Account for Amazon Business Ahead of GSA eCommerce Program.” The Capitol Forum, July 2019 (quoted).
- “Sweeping Changes Come to SDVOSB, HUBZone Programs.” Thurston EDC’s 4th Annual Government Contracting Magazine, March 2019.
- “Debriefings and Bid Protests: Koprince Law LLC GovCon Handbook Volume 3.” Amazon, 2019.
- “GAO Won’t Resolve Alleged Corporate Espionage Dispute.” SmallGovCon, 2019.
- “Don’t Forget the Email Attachment—Protest Denied.” SmallGovCon, 2019.
- “OHA Denies First-Ever VA SDVOSB Status Protest.” SmallGovCon, 2018.
- “UPDATE: Bill to Change Size Measurement Term from Three to Five Years Becomes Law.” SmallGovCon, 2018.
- “Supreme Court Could Limit Agency Power.” SmallGovCon, 2018.
- “GAO Fends Off ‘Killer Tomato’ Protest.” SmallGovCon, 2018.
- “GAO Faults Contractor for General Manager’s Sickness.” SmallGovCon, 2018.
- “GAO Reports on How Contracting Officers Select NAICS Codes.” SmallGovCon, 2018.
- “2018 NDAA Increases Civilian Micro-Purchase Threshold to $10,000.” SmallGovCon, 2018.
- “GAO Says “No” to Air Force Buying Employees Sporks.” SmallGovCon, 2017.
Recent YouTube Videos
- “Discussing the Small Business Runway Extension Act: Will Your Small Business Be Affected?” YouTube, 2019
- “Supreme Court Could Limit Agency Power.” YouTube, 2019.
- “GAO Reviews Agency Actions in the Wake of Equifax Data Breach.” YouTube, 2018.
- “2018 NDAA Increases Civilian Micro-Purchase Threshold to $10,000.” YouTube, 2018.
- “GAO Says “No” to Air Force Buying Employees Sporks.” YouTube, 2018.
- “Economic Dependence Affiliation: A One-Way Street.” YouTube, 2017.
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