Dean Baxtresser, an associate in the Washington, D.C. office, specializes in government contracts litigation and corporate compliance. His practice primarily focuses on complex commercial litigation involving the False Claims Act, as well as bid protests, government contract disputes and government investigations. He has represented clients in in a variety of government contract matters before the US Government Accountability Office, the US Court of Federal Claims and federal contracting agencies.
Mr. Baxtresser regularly advises clients on regulatory compliance obligations related to government contracting, including procurement integrity and socioeconomic and cost accounting requirements. He advises clients on regulatory and contractual disclosure requirements related to government contracting and also assists companies with government audits and investigations. He advises clients on the unique rules and contract clauses associated with intellectual property in government contracting.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Baxtresser was a civilian attorney at Marine Corps Systems Command, the primary acquisition arm of the United States Marine Corps. In this position, Mr. Baxtresser served as a lead program attorney for the acquisition of military equipment and weapon systems. He advised the Marine Corps on issues spanning the entire government acquisition process, including source selection, bid protests and contract terminations. His practice also encompassed procurement fraud investigations and special reviews of agency procurement policies and contract management. One major focus area of Mr. Baxtresser’s practice was the acquisition and management of information technology support services.
During law school, Mr. Baxtresser served as the Executive Editor of First Impressions, the online component to the Michigan Law Review.