A Partner with the firm in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups, Scott advises clients on matters of federal grant law, government contract law, and health care law. Scott assists clients with the myriad requirements that apply upon acceptance of federal grant funding, including the administrative requirements and cost principles established in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars that preceded the Uniform Guidance, and program-specific statutory and regulatory funding conditions.
Scott’s representations include cost disallowance and grant termination appeals before the HHS Departmental Appeals Board, assisting grant recipients in establishing internal policies and procedures, providing grant recipients with compliance advice, and guiding grant recipients in responding to subpoenas from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General. Scott also advises clients on matters federal and District of Columbia government contract law, including contract claims, bid protest matters, and small business regulations.
In the area of health care law, Scott advises federally-funded entities on affiliations, service contracts, and subawards, assisting them in negotiating and structuring such transactions in a manner that mitigates risk and is consistent with their obligations under applicable health care laws and federal funding-related requirements.