Dirk D. Haire
Named as one of the leading construction law attorneys in the District of Columbia by Chambers USA, Dirk has a national construction and government contracts practice focused on federal construction.
In the area of federal construction, Dirk assists clients with bid protests and claims litigation involving such issues as constructive changes, delays, accelerations, defective work, differing site conditions, default terminations, past performance evaluations, defective specifications, the Administrative Procedures Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Buy American Act, the Civil False Claims Act, the Miller Act, the Prompt Payment Act and the Truth In Negotiations Act. He also regularly counsels federal contractors on teaming arrangements; small business and set-aside strategy and compliance (8(a) contracting, ANC, NAC, HUBZone, SDVOSB); Federal Acquisition Regulation business ethics, conduct codes and compliance; DCAA audits and investigations; cost allowability and the Cost Accounting Standards; lobbying restrictions and disclosures; project labor agreements; Davis-Bacon Act compliance; subcontracting plans; best value procurement strategy; and debriefings. Dirk represents clients in connection with federal protests and litigation in the Boards of Contract Appeals, Court of Federal Claims, General Accountability Office, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and various U.S. district courts.
Dirk also represents contractors and owners in a variety of transactional, project administration, labor relations, litigation and other private and institutional construction law matters. He has handled numerous contract negotiations and litigations involving airports, cruise ship terminals, piers, power plants, bridges, highways, hotels, office buildings, condominiums and schools. Dirk is regularly involved with a variety of private and quasi-private project delivery and contracting methods, including design-build, construction management, EPC, firm fixed price, cost-plus, P3s and various hybrids.
Dirk's leadership roles within the firm include:
- Office Managing Partner, Washington, DC office
- Co-chair of the firm's Construction Law Group
Before Fox RothschildPrior to joining Fox Rothschild, Dirk was a partner at Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
A frequent speaker and author, Dirk co-founded and currently chairs the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Committee and serves on AGC's National Executive Board as well as Maryland AGC’s Board of Directors.
Honors and Awards• Named as one of the leading construction law attorneys in the District of Columbia by Chambers USA (2007 to 2013), which describes him as "the team’s go-to lawyer for general contractors...[he] provides 'wonderful client service' thanks to his 'tremendous breadth of knowledge and contacts.'"
• Named as one of the leading construction law attorneys in the District of Columbia, Chambers USA (2007 to 2012)
• Recipient, Dr. Martin Luther King Dreamkeeper's Award
• Recipient, Greater Crofton Maryland Citizen of the Year (2001)
• Included in a list of "Super Lawyers" by DC Super Lawyers (2012)