Ryan Roberts

Partner
Sheppard Mullin

Ryan Roberts is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations and International Trade Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is also a member of the firm’s Aerospace and Defense and Retail Industry Teams.

Ryan regularly represents government contractors ranging from small businesses to the largest defense contractors in matters that include:

  • Civil False Claims Act litigation defense
  • Internal investigations
  • Civil and criminal subpoena responses to both federal and state enforcement agencies
  • Mandatory disclosures to the Department of Defense and General Services Administration (GSA) Offices of Inspector General
  • Audits, including GSA pre- and post-award audits and defense contract audit agency audits
  • Compliance programs, including drafting policies and implementing comprehensive compliance programs
  • Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims and appeals before the Boards of Contract Appeals and the Court of Federal Claims
  • Bid protests before the Government Accountability Office
  • Subcontracts, teaming agreements, joint ventures and related disputes
  • Small business issues under the Small Business Administration regulations
  • Labor qualifications under service contracts
  • Bribery, gratuities and kickbacks
  • Trade Agreements Act compliance
  • Personal and organizational conflicts of interest
  • Revolving door and other post-government employment restrictions
  • Procurement Integrity Act compliance

As part of his internal investigation practice, Ryan serves as a member of the team appointed in 2013 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana as the federal monitor over the New Orleans Police Department responsible for reviewing, assessing and reporting publicly on the department’s compliance with a far-reaching Consent Decree.

Ryan is an active member of the Public Law Section of the American Bar Association and previously served as the Editor of the BCA Case Digests for the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Journal. He graduated from The George Washington University Law School, where he was the Roger Boyd Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Public Contract Law Journal.