Wiley Rein Government Contracts partner Daniel P. Graham has been named a "Rising Star" by Law360, as a result of having built a career "representing contractors launching and defending challenges over government work worth millions." The honor goes to attorneys under the age of 40 whose accomplishments "belie their age." In addition to Mr. Graham, Insurance partner Gary P. Seligman was also named a Law360 "Rising Star" in 2012.
Law360 cited Mr. Graham's successful government contracting work for leading industry clients that include AECOM Services Inc., The Boeing Company, Datatrac Information Services, Inc., ITT Corporation, Novitas Solutions Inc. and Oracle Corporation. Mr. Graham's practice focuses on commercial litigation, bid protests and claims preparation.
"I've had a lot of people really looking out for me and my development," Mr. Graham told Law360, while referring to mentorship he has received from Government Contracts co-chairs Rand L. Allen and William A. Roberts, III. In February, Law360 named the Government Contracts Practice its 2011 Group of the Year.
Mr. Roberts told the publication that Mr. Graham's writing, research and communication skills, combined with hard work, has enabled him to provide counsel to clients "in a way that generates enormous respect and confidence."
Mr. Graham is an adjunct government contracts law professor at George Mason University School of Law and the associate editor of the Public Contract Law Journal. He is also a leading advocate in Wiley Rein's pro bono program and has successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in a number of Veterans' benefits cases.
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Wiley Rein partner Thomas J. Navin will be interviewed by consultant Hilda G. Legg at the 2012 Broadband Communities Summit during a session entitled "Good-Bye, Universal Service Fund. Hello, Connect America Fund. What Will the New Regulations Mean for Rural Broadband?" The gathering of leading rural broadband experts will cover the industry's most important topics and will include the Rural Telecommunications Congress' annual event.
Ms. Legg, a former administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service, is serving as a co-chair of the Summit. Mr. Navin is a former chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau, where he played a key role in developing national policies governing broadband networks. Wiley Rein is a sponsor of the three-day conference, which is being held in Dallas, Texas from April 24-26.