Dean Dilley, former chairman of Patton Boggs’ Business Law practice group, advises clients on matters involving international transactions, government contracts, and litigation. His clients include foreign companies and sovereign governments with interests in the United States, US companies with interests abroad, prominent research universities and government contractors.
Dean represents foreign governments in connection with international commercial transactions, international arbitration and litigation, military procurement matters, and defense cooperation agreements with the US. This work has included multinational litigation on behalf of sovereign states and public officials; contract negotiations for large infrastructure projects, health care, and education facilities, including cross-border university collaborations; negotiating and administering bilateral military access agreements; legal issues concerning the transfer of weapons, US military aid, and the funding of joint-use military infrastructure; US export control issues; renegotiation of foreign military sales debt; legal issues arising under Status of Forces Agreements; and a wide variety of procurement issues related to purchases, leases, and other transfers of goods and services acquired by sovereign states.
In addition to the representation of foreign governments, Dean represents clients involved in procurement by most federal agencies. He has been extensively involved in the preparation, negotiation, and litigation of contract claims; federal contract compliance investigations and litigation; government contract cost accounting and allowability disputes; subcontract transactions; mergers and acquisitions involving government contractors; privatization of government enterprises; the protection of rights in data and computer software; foreign military sales transactions and related disputes between contractors and foreign sovereigns; and export licensing for armaments, spacecraft, and related intellectual property.
Previously, Dean was an attorney with the Office of General Counsel to the Secretary of the Air Force, where he provided legal counsel in connection with a wide variety of government contracts matters, procurement policy, and Congressional liaison. He advised senior procurement officials concerning pre-award contract planning and source selection procedures; protests and other contract award challenges; post-award contract administration issues; cost accounting and audit matters; application of procurement-specific statutes and regulations; specialized problems arising from procurement of major weapons systems; and international transactions related to Foreign Military Sales and the placement of US military facilities or equipment outside of the United States. He also served as counsel to the Air Force Debarment and Suspension Review Board, and counsel to the Extraordinary Contractual Relief Board.