Isaias “Cy” Alba counsels clients on a broad range of government contracting matters before government agencies and federal courts, which includes overall regulatory compliance with the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) small business programs. Mr. Alba represents small and mid-sized companies looking to structure compliant teaming, joint venture, and mentor-protégé agreements. He also handles the prosecution and defense of small business size and status protests; appeals before SBA and the Office of Hearings and Appeals; as well as bid protests before Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Alba's work for the firm's federal contractor clients also includes the preparation, negotiation, and prosecution of Contract Dispute Act claims, Requests for Equitable Adjustment, termination for convenience settlements; defense of suspensions and debarments; preparation of Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) mitigation plans; and counseling related to OCI issues, as well as Federal Acquisition Regulation/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement data rights issues, IP licensing, copyright, and trademark issues.
Working closely with the Business & Corporate Group, Mr. Alba has extensive experience structuring mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and partner buyouts to ensure they meet the company’s needs and are compliant with federal procurement laws and regulations. Transactions typically range from small transactions to single acquisitions valued at $100M.
Mr. Alba counsels clients on certain International Traffic in Arms Regulations compliance issues and the preparation of technical assistance agreements and/or manufacturing licensing agreements for the export of defense articles and data. He also assists clients with employment-related issues and Service Contract Act matters.