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Paul M. Vincent

Senior Counsel

Paul M. Vincent is senior counsel in Baker Donelson's Washington D.C. office.

Professional Biography


Mr. Vincent is an experienced government contracts lawyer with more than 30 years' experience in a broad variety of federal contract matters, both in litigation and transactional matters, and for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Vincent's government contracts practice includes protests and defense of contract awards, litigation before the Claims Court and Boards of Contract Appeals of monetary and other claims arising during contract performance, related litigation (including both agency actions and prime-sub disputes) in federal and state courts. He also assists clients with a broad array of pre-award matters, including teaming agreements, subcontract negotiations; formation of joint ventures and other contracting vehicles and compliance with federal and state procurement rates including those related to procurement integrity, voluntary disclosure rates, small business justification, and cost reimbursement rules.

In addition to his active involvement in a number of professional associations, Mr. Vincent is a member of the board of directors of KBR Foundation.

Representative Matters
  • Defended a software company accused of employee raiding and theft of trade secrets

  • Represented a defense contractor in an internal investigation in one of the first cases under the Defense Department's Voluntary Disclosure Program for resolution of major contract fraud issues

  • Obtained corrective action in GAO bid protests to set aside challenged contract awards

  • Overturned a Termination for Default of a large Navy contract.

  • Provided representation at an ASBCA trial against the Army for unanticipated costs incurred under one of the Defense Department's first capitated contracts for health care

  • Litigated on behalf of charitable groups to correct improper allocation of funds solicited through the Combined Federal Campaign

  • Prevailed at Board of Contract Appeals on large claim for work performed without a written contract

  • Provided counsel regarding defense of Freedom of Information suits seeking access to contract-related documents provided by private companies to federal agencies

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Memberships


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1970
  • Harvard College, B.A., 1967, cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States Supreme Court

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