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Lee-Ann Brown focuses her practice on construction and government contracts. She represents general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and owners, in both the prosecution and defense of claims on public and private construction projects. In her construction practice, she has represented and counseled contractors in cases involving federal and state Miller Act and Prompt Payment Act claims, complex contractual disputes, compliance concerns, litigation, settlement, and dismissal of claims.

The Little Tucker Act Is Alive and WellMost government contract lawyers are already familiar with the Tucker Act (28 U.S.C. § 1491), which gives the U.S. Court of Federal Claims jurisdiction over many non-tort claims against the United States, including contract disputes, Fifth Amendment takings, tax refunds, and other matters. But another Tucker Act is often overlooked: the Little Tucker

Absent Timely Revocation, Government Acceptance Is ConclusiveIn a recent decision, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals issued a summary judgment ruling in a case involving government claims relating to the contractor’s supply of thermal sight systems for armored vehicles. The government contended that some of the sights were defective while others were delivered late.

As to the allegedly defective

Subcontractor Certification of Pass-Through Claim — Defective but CorrectableIn June, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) addressed whether it had jurisdiction where a subcontractor pass-through claim was certified under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) by the subcontractor’s president, not the prime contractor’s representative. In its motion to dismiss, the government argued that under the CDA, only the prime contractor could certify