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 those 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; guiding clients through federal agency audits and investigations from routine audit responses, to replying to agency subpoenas, to negotiating resolution of alleged compliance failures and threatened cost disallowances; assisting clients in structuring federally funded research projects and relationships to fit their commercial and non-commercial needs; and advising clients generally on matters of federal grant and contract related compliance, including the structuring and implementation of organizational policies and procedures. Scott further advises federally funded health care entities on affiliations and contracting matters, assisting with structuring relationships and negotiating agreements that meet client needs while mitigating risk associated with applicable healthcare laws and federal funding related requirements.
In the area of government contract law, Scott advises clients on matters of both federal and District of Columbia procurement law, including contract claims, subcontract negotiations, bid protest matters, and small business regulations.