Lori Ann Lange is a partner and co-chair of Peckar & Abramson's Government Contracting & Infrastructure practice, leading the firm's federal government contracting efforts. She specializes in government contract law, bid protests, and corporate compliance counseling. She represents a range of government contractors, including construction contractors, major defense contractors, informational technology contractors, and service contractors. Lori has written and lectured on significant issues facing the government contracts and construction industries, including small business subcontracting, the Buy American Act, the False Claims Act, and corporate compliance.
Chair - Government Contracting & Infrastructure
“We develop tailored compliance programs to meet the needs of each individual client.”
Lori counsels government contractors in all aspects of contracting with the federal government. She has extensive experience with the review and interpretation of solicitations, bid and proposal preparation, and the drafting and negotiation of prime contracts, subcontracts, joint venture agreements and teaming agreements. She routinely counsels large and small businesses on the federal government’s small business and mentor-protégé programs. She also provides advice on government contract compliance requirements, assists in constructing and implementing mandatory compliance programs, provides ethics training, and performs compliance audits.
Lori has successfully litigated numerous bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims, including multi-million dollar bid protests involving information technology procurements and OMB Circular A-76 competitions. The types of protest issues have included: best value determinations, including price-technical tradeoff decisions; past performance evaluations; cost and price realism analyses; application of evaluation factors; compliance with solicitation requirements and responsiveness of proposals; meaningful discussions and clarifications; and challenges to solicitation terms and conditions. Lori also has been involved in size protests before the Small Business Administration.
State of Maryland
District of Columbia
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
American Bar Association (Public Contract Law Section and Forum on the Construction Industry)
Associated General Contractors of America (Federal Acquisition Regulation Committee and ConsensusDocs Federal Subcontract Working Group)
Professional Women in Construction (D.C. Chapter)
Women in Defense
George Washington University, B.A.
George Washington University, J.D.
Best Lawyers, 2021
Government Contracts Law Blog, Peckar & Abramson, 2018-present (author)
"Shaking Hands With Uncle Sam: What to Know When Working With the Government," Best Lawyers, January 13, 2021 (author)
“Get Ready: DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is Coming,” NASBP Surety Bond Quarterly, October 5, 2020 (author)
“CISA Updates Guidance on Identifying Critical Infrastructure Workers: Does Your Work Fall Within These Sectors?”, Peckar & Abramson Client Alert, April 21, 2020 (co-author)
“CISA Issues Guidance on Identifying Critical Infrastructure Workers: Does Your Work Fall Within These Sectors?”, Peckar & Abramson Client Alert, March 31, 2020 (co-author)
“COVID-19 Impacts on Federal Government Contracts – Protecting Your Rights Associated With Delays & Suspensions of Work,” Peckar & Abramson Client Alert, March 25, 2020 (co-author)
Federal Government Construction Contracts, third edition, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2017 (contributing author)
“SBA Expands Its Mentor-Protégé Program To All Types of Small Businesses,” NASBP Surety Bond Quarterly, July 28, 2016 (author)
“Buy American vs. Buy America: What a Difference an “N” Makes,” AGC of America Newsletter, March 2016 (author)
“Impact of Fraud and Misconduct Allegations on Affirmative Responsibility Determinations,” Law360, December 14, 2014 (author)
State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contract Contracts and Claims, second edition, Aspen Publishers, 2011 (contributing author)
State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing, second edition, Aspen Publishers, 2011 (contributing author)
Federal Government Construction Contracts, second edition, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2010 (contributing author)
Construction Checklists: A Guide to Frequently Encountered Construction Issues, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2008 (contributing author)
Construction Claims Deskbook, Aspen Law & Business, 1996 (contributing author)
“Recovering Delay Damages for Home Office Overhead,” Construction Briefing Papers (co-author)
“Innovative Financing for Infrastructure Projects,” Construction Briefing Papers, (co-author)
“New Federal Regulations Affecting the Construction Industry,” Construction Briefing Papers, (co-author)