Gale Monahan is a member of the Firm’s Government Contracts practice where he focuses on all aspects of government contracts counseling and litigation. Gale routinely represents government contractors in traditional contract disputes in federal courts, in False Claims Act (FCA) cases, in claims against the Government before the boards of contract appeals and in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC). Gale's practice also focuses on internal investigations, as well as counseling clients in government contract compliance issues, particularly in the areas of cost and pricing, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), business systems, Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) and domestic preference requirements.
Gale is a past board member for the National Contract Management Association-Denver Chapter and a faculty member for the Public Contracting Institute’s FAR Cost Principles webinar series. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as an officer in both the US Air Force and US Army.
- Contractor: Persuaded the Department of Justice not to intervene in a FCA case involving alleged use of counterfeit electronic parts and subsequently dismissed the case in district court.
- Information technology contractor: Assisted in developing client’s domestic preference compliance practices for the sale of products and services to the US government.
- Contractor: Obtained summary judgment dismissing a subcontractor's breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing claim against a prime contractor in a multi-million dollar contract dispute in district court.
- Contractor operating in Europe: Successfully resolved a multi-million dollar cost disallowance claim involving complex foreign labor and employment law issues.
- Managed multiple government investigations involving a contractor’s alleged failure to comply with CAS in its treatment of costs charged to government contracts.
- Contractors: On multiple occasions, Gale has worked to convince contracting officers and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) auditors to withdraw audit findings during final indirect cost rate proposal and business systems compliance audits.