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Lindsay Simmons, a leading government contracts attorney for more than 30 years, is a Member who joined Jackson Kelly PLLC in 1991 to head the Firm's Government Contracts and Investigations Practice Group. Her practice is focused upon the representation of domestic and international government contractors in connection with contract formation, administration and dispute resolution — solving complex problems with governmental and private entities — and includes a wide range of transactional capabilities. This representation includes routine appearances before administrative, legislative and judicial bodies at the federal, state and local levels.
Ms. Simmons' experience and practice covers almost every aspect of government contracts, most government agencies and a wide range of industry sectors ‑ aerospace and defense, electronics, communications, IT, technical services, research and development, financial, construction, transportation, health care, manufacturing and services. She uses creative and flexible strategies to arrive at effective solutions for her clients.
Ms. Simmons has negotiated many successful settlements involving complex legal issues and projects. Her broad range of experience includes: negotiating an agreement with French National Railways, Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation and Amtrak to bid for the contract to design, build, operate, maintain and finance Florida's high speed rail line; enjoining federal procurement activities aimed at prohibiting foreign competition; claim preparation, litigation and negotiation related to threatened and actual terminations for convenience and default; defense of False Claims Act and suspension and debarment proceedings; negotiation of intellectual property rights under government contracts; transactional and compliance work; negotiating, structuring and pursuing claims under federal leases and P3 projects; structuring of federal grants, cooperative agreements and Space Act Agreements; and resolving unique issues arising in connection with operations on U.S. military bases here and abroad. In these matters, she represents companies with emerging, as well as well‑established, technologies, products, projects and services. Ms. Simmons lectures and conducts compliance training regarding government contracts in various symposia worldwide.
Before joining Jackson Kelly, Ms. Simmons was a founding partner of the Washington, D.C., firm of Doyle, Simmons & Bachman and, prior to founding that firm, a partner in the Washington, D.C., firm of Cotten, Day & Doyle.
Ms. Simmons graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English in 1971. She earned her Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University in 1974.