Per David Midboe

Per David Midboe

Crowell & Moring LLP, Senior Counsel

Washington, District of Columbia

Per David Midboe is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. He practices in the Government Contracts Group. Per represents clients on a wide spectrum of government contracts legal issues, with a particular focus on competitions within the defense, emerging technologies, and IT sectors. Building upon his substantial Navy experience, Per advises clients on critical competition issues under the FAR and DFARS, including: solicitation terms, evaluation factors, organizational conflicts of interest (OCI) issues, bidder’s Q&A, request for information (RFI) responses, subcontract formation, conducting discussions, government data rights clauses, subcontractor flow-downs, Procurement Integrity Act investigations, debriefs, and bid protest litigation. Per has deep experience in assessing government cost realism analyses and has taught the topic to contracting officers and attorneys across numerous DoD service branches. Per also has substantial experience with other transactions (OTs) and advises on OT negotiations, including data rights negotiations under these vehicles. Per also advises clients on contract administration disputes, including: settlement and release negotiations, requests for equitable adjustment (REAs), and claims. Per also has experience with fiscal law issues. Navy Experience Per led the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command Office of Counsel’s Washington, DC offices, where he managed a team of senior federal acquisition attorneys and acted as the primary legal advisor to both PEO Manpower, Logistics, and Business Solutions (MLB) and PEO Digital. Together, these two PEOs have a combined annual budget of approximately $3 billion and are responsible for delivering IT infrastructure and applications to approximately 800,000 Navy users both ashore and afloat. Prior to this, Per served as a senior procurement attorney and sub-section head at the Naval Sea Systems Command. In this role, Per directly oversaw, coached, and mentored a team of ten program attorneys providing legal analysis and business advice to NAVSEA contracting officers and program offices. Per’s team advised five of the Navy’s Program Executive Officers (PEOs) on nearly all of the Navy’s surface and subsurface weapon systems; it managed a wide variety of relationships with academia via the University Affiliated Research Centers; and it directly supported NAVSEA’s ten Warfare Centers as they conducted cutting-edge naval weapons research. Through this work, Per worked closely with senior leadership clients to acquire many critical military technologies, including: lasers, autonomous vessels, complex combat systems, radars/electronic warfare systems, and missile systems. These technologies are pivotal to the future of the defense industry in most of DoD’s most contested battlespaces, including: air, surface, subsurface, cyber, ballistic missile defense, and electronic warfare. Additionally, Per advised the SeaPort program office with respect to its management of the Navy-wide professional support services multiple-award indefinite-delivery-indefinite quantity (MAC IDIQ) contracts, projected to buy up to $5B worth of support services annually for the Navy. Along with this programmatic experience, Per also has substantial experience competing numerous protestable task orders under the SeaPort vehicles and handling bid protest litigation.

Experience

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Crowell & Moring LLP

  • Senior Counsel
    Sep 2022 ∼ Present 2 months
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U.S. Navy

  • Counsel
    Pending ∼ Sep 2022
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Connections

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