Daniel Ramish’s practice encompasses government contracts, construction, and white collar matters. He works with a multitude of issues unique to doing business with the federal government, including subspecialties such as cost and pricing, data rights, and small business and socioeconomic programs. Daniel has a particular focus on contract claims and disputes with the federal government, and disputes between prime contractors and subcontractors. He has extensive experience with federal government construction disputes, including constructive changes, differing site conditions, Spearin design liability, and Eichleay unabsorbed overhead claims.
Daniel also represents contractors in white collar matters relating to government contracting, including the False Claims Act. He has worked on large and complex subcontracting transactions and disputes, including matters relating to construction and performance-based remediation subcontracts, on behalf of both prime contractors and subcontractors. He served as a team lead for the ABA Guide to Services Subcontract Terms and Conditions, which included overseeing the FAR Part 27 intellectual property clauses and corresponding DFARS clauses.
Daniel is a Co-Chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section’s Subcontracting, Teaming and Strategic Alliances Committee. Prior to joining Haynes Boone, Daniel was in-house government contracts counsel for an environmental remediation and military munitions response contractor. Previously, he served as a Contract Specialist at the U.S. General Services Administration, administering Federal Supply Schedule contracts for the Office of IT Acquisition (Schedule 70).
- American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
- Intellectual Property Committee, Vice-Chair
- Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee, Vice-Chair
- Subcontracting, Teaming and Strategic Alliances Committee, Vice-Chair, Past Co-Chair
- National Contract Management Association (NCMA), CPCM, CFCM, Executive Committee Member
- Virginia State Bar, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section, Section Council Member
- "Ones to Watch" The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., Construction Law and Litigation - Construction, 2024
- First Place Winner, NCMA DC Chapter 2019 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (OAAA)
- Winner, First Place (tie), ABA 2018 Public Contract Law Journal Writing Award
- Best Contractor Brief, 2018 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition, The George Washington University Law School
- "It’s Not All About the Benjamins: J&J Maintenance and the Continued Viability of Nonmonetary Claims,” co-author, The Procurement Lawyer, American Bar Association, Volume 58, Number 3 & 4, Summer 2023.
- “The Most Important Cost Cases of 2022,” Co-author, The Government Contractor Issue Vol. 65, No. 1, January 11, 2023.
- "Not All Information is “Technical Data, The Court of Federal Claims Rebuffs DoD Efforts to Expand the DoD Data Rights Regime to Proprietary Supply Chain Information,” co-author, The Procurement Lawyer, American Bar Association, Volume 57, Number 4, Fall 2022.
- "Federal Grantee Contracting: Domestic Preferences and Other Supply Chain Issues,” co-author, Briefing Papers Issue 22-9, August 2022.
- "Memo Shows DOD Is Cracking Down On Cybersecurity,” co-author, Law360 Expert Analysis, July 7, 2022.
- “The Most Important Cost Cases of 2021 - Part 2, The Most Important Cost Cases of 2021 - Part 2, co-author, The Government Contractor Issue 64-3, January 19, 2022.
- “JV Security Clearance Win Provides Insight Into GAO Thinking,” co-author, Law360 Expert Analysis, September 15, 2021.
- “The Most Important Cost Cases of 2020,” co-author, The Government Contractor Issue 63-1, January 2021.
- “FAR Part 19: Small Business Programs,” co-Presenter, “Get FAR Sighted” Webinar Series, Jennifer Schaus & Associates, May 8, 2020.
- “Avenues For Fast-Tracking Gov't Procurement In Emergency,” co-author, Law360 Expert Analysis, April 20, 2020.
- “The Most Important Cost Cases of the 2010s—Decade in Review,” co-author, Briefing Papers Issue 20-3, February 2020.
- “Prime-Subcontractor Disputes: How to Avoid Them, and How to Resolve Them,” panelist, ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Contract Claims and Dispute Resolution and Subcontracting, Teaming, and Strategic Alliances Committees, December 11, 2019.
- “Suspension and Debarment Rules in Virginia Public Procurement,” co-author, Virginia Bar Association Journal, Vol. XLVI, No. 2, Fall 2019.
- “2019 Accounting and Regulatory Update,” co-presenter, “Federal Publications Seminars, October 28, 2019.
- “Protecting Contractor Proprietary Information Under the Freedom of Information Act After Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media,” co-presenter, West LegalEd Center, October 1, 2019.
- “Subcontract Costs: Cost Reasonableness Battleground,” presenter, Webinar, ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Subcontracting, Teaming, and Strategic Alliances Committees, September 30, 2019.
- “Cost Allowability,” co-presenter, Federal Publication Seminars, September 19, 2019.
- “Case Study in Federal Government Subcontract Governing Law: Noticing Differences,” presenter, Webinar, ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Subcontracting, Teaming, and Strategic Alliances Committees, April 3, 2019.
- “Guide to Fixed Price Services Subcontract Terms and Conditions,” team lead/contributor, Second Edition, 2nd ed. ABA Section of Public Contract Law, 2019. Mid-Life Crisis: An Assessment of New and Proposed Changes to the Government Accountability Office Bid Protest Function, 48 PUB. CONT. L.J. 35, Fall 2018.
- “Section 809 and E-Portal” Proposals, By Cutting Bid Protests in Federal Procurement, Could Breach International Agreements and Raise New Risks of Corruption,” co-author, 60 No. 17 Government Contractor ¶ 138, May 2, 2018. Note: Government Regulatory Initiatives Encouraging the Development and Sale of Gas/Electric Hybrid Vehicles, 30 WM. & MARY ENVTL. L. & POL’Y REV. 231 (2005). Voted the Review’s “Note of the Year.”
LL.M., Government Procurement Law, George Washington University Law School
J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2006
B.S., University of Virginia, 2002
Counsel Dan Ramish and Partner Zach Prince authored an article in American Bar Association’s The Procurement Lawyer, discussing the history and continued viability of nonmonetary claims. Read an excerpt below: Nonmonetary claims have long been a useful mechanism for contractors to obtain government direction on ambiguous or disputed contractual requirements. Nonmonetary claims allow the parties to [...]