Reginald M. Jones
Reggie, chair of the firm’s Federal Government Contracts and Procurement Practice, represents clients nationwide in federal and state government contracts, Construction, Litigation and Infrastructure law matters. He assists client with risk management and claims avoidance, litigation and dispute resolution.
Reggie continually monitors new developments and regulatory changes that arise in the area of federal construction contracting and keeps his clients current on those topics as well as helps them successfully navigate any modifications to the law. He possesses a comprehensive knowledge of various federal agencies and is well-versed in the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the False Claims Act, the Truth in Negotiations Act and the Contract Disputes Act.
Reggie routinely advises clients on issues such as teaming arrangements on federal small business set-asides, compliant federal small business contracting plans, Buy American Act compliance, past performance review challenges, False Claims Act defense, wrongful termination challenges and debarment proceedings. He provides advice on Small Business Administration (SBA) and other mentor-protégé programs and agreements as well as teaming, joint venture and other partnering arrangements. He develops and implements federal ethics and compliance programs and helps clients familiarize themselves with the unique and specific cost and accounting requirements of the federal government.
Reggie has successfully represented clients in connection with bid protests before the General Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims as well as state and local level bid protests. He also handles wrongful termination challenges and debarment proceedings, regularly advises on debriefings and assists with past performance evaluation challenges.
Reggie has advised and represented private entity teams on public private partnership proposals for state agencies, local governments, regional authorities and sanitation districts under Virginia’s Public Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA) and Virginia’s Public Private Transportation Act (PPTA). Reggie has experience with Comprehensive Agreements under the PPEA and PPTA.
Before Fox RothschildPrior to joining the firm, Reggie was an equity partner at Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army from 1991 to 1996. While in law school, Reggie was a member of University of Georgia Law Review.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Reggie is active in committees in several industry organizations and currently serves as Dean of the Virgina Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors' School of Government Contracting. He recently completed a term as co-chair of the Construction Division of the American Bar Association's Section of Public Contract Law and serves on the Washington Building Congress (WBC) Board of Governors. He has authored numerous articles on government contract and construction law issues that have been published in the National Associated Builder and Contractors’ Construction Executive magazine, The Procurement Lawyer, the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Journal and the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s The Construction Lawyer.
Reggie has served on the board of directors of two battered women’s shelters—the International Women’s House in the Atlanta metropolitan community, where he served as the chair of the board in 2008 and 2009, and the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) in Virginia where Reggie currently serves on the board of directors. Reggie is an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. and is also active in U.S. Masters Swimming.
Reggie has presented numerous cases before the various boards of contract appeals and the Court of Federal Claims.
- Asserted, negotiated and settled a $30 million cumulative impact claim on behalf of one of the nation’s largest engineer-procure-construct contractors against a private owner on a coal gasification facility in Kansas.
- Successfully represented a joint venture against the operations and maintenance contractor and the Department of Energy in a multi-million dollar lost labor productivity claim on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
- Tried two multi-million dollar lost productivity claims on behalf of large mechanical and electrical subcontractors against a construction manager at risk on a convention center expansion project in Atlanta, Georgia. There were more than 120 days of hearings on this matter.
- Successfully represented a mechanical subcontractor and electrical subcontractor in obtaining a multimillion-dollar recovery for lost labor productivity from a construction manager at risk on a large convention center project.
- Appeal of Kostmayer Construction, LLC, ASBCA No. 55053, 08-2 BCA ¶ 33869 (Overturning a default termination and converting it to a termination for convenience).
- Application of Equal Access to Justice Act of Kostmayer Construction, LLC, ASBCA No. 55053, 09-2 BCA ¶ 34,302 (Successful award of attorneys fee from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).
- Arbitrated to award a multi-million dollar lost productivity claim on behalf of a large electrical subcontractor on a modern museum project in Ohio.
Honors and Awards• AV Rated in Martindale-Hubbell
• Included in a list of "Super Lawyers" by DC Super Lawyers (2012, 2013)
• Included in a list of “Super Lawyers” by Georgia Super Lawyers (2010, 2011)
• Included in a list of “Rising Stars” by Georgia Super Lawyers (2005, 2009)
• Named as an “Up-and-Coming Individual” in construction law in Georgia by Chambers USA (2006, 2007)
• Recipient, Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Legal Services, International Women's House (a women's shelter) (2005)
• Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal, United States Army (1996)
• Omicron Delta Kappa (1990 to present)