WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4, 2014 -- Leading government contracts lawyers Stanley Soya and Michael Golden, who have extensive experience representing clients on a wide range of government contracting matters, including protests, disputes and transactional matters, white collar defense and compliance matters, joined Baker Botts L.L.P. today as partners in the firm’s Washington office.

Soya, a member and past chair of the Procurement Fraud Committee of the ABA’s Section of Public Contract law, represents government contractors in the aerospace, biotechnology, health care, medical products, electronics, information technology, telecommunications and transportation industries. His practice encompasses issues that government contractors encounter during competition, negotiation and performance, as well as matters that arise in connection with transactions involving government contractors.

Golden, co-chair of the ABA’s Section of Public Contract Law Bid Protest Committee, represents clients in a number of areas, including ethics, organizational conflicts of interest, small business programs and preferences, Buy American and Trade Agreement Acts, Federal Supply Schedule purchases, task order contracting and performance-based contracting.

“Stanley and Michael, who are highly respected and well-known lawyers across the country, add considerable depth to our government contracts practice,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner Andrew Baker. “Their knowledge and experience covering a wide range of issues will provide valuable counsel to clients working through the complex maze of legal issues associated with government contracts. Our clients are fortunate that they chose to join Baker Botts at this time.”

Before joining Baker Botts, Soya was a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP. Prior to entering private practice, he was a lawyer with the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General, where he had responsibility for oversight of investigations involving the top 100 defense contractors. Highlights of his representations are available here. Soya earned his law degree from George Washington University Law School and his undergraduate degree from American University.

Before joining Baker Botts, Golden was a partner at Pepper Hamilton. Prior to entering private practice, he was Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, D.C. where he headed the bid protest forum.  The Comptroller General twice awarded Mr. Golden with a Meritorious Service Award. Additional background on Golden is available here. Golden earned his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Hofstra Law Review.

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