David Fletcher

Special Counsel

+1 202 728 7046

Dave Fletcher is special counsel in the government contracts practice group. He rejoined Cooley in 2013 and is resident in the Washington, DC office. Dave advises clients on legal and contractual matters related to their government business, including the meaning and effect of FAR and agency FAR supplement clauses, prime contractor/subcontractor negotiations, flowdowns, disputes, domestic preferences and domestic source restrictions (for example, the Buy American Act ("BAA") and Trade Agreements Act ("TAA")), GSA Schedule and other commercial item contracts, and government contractor compliance obligations and processes. He counsels clients on small business set-asides and assistance programs in federal contracting, including the 8(a) Business Development, Small Business Innovation Research ("SBIR"), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business ("SDVOSB"), and Women-Owned Small Business ("WOSB") programs, as well as small business waivers of FDA new drug application fees. Dave devotes a significant portion of his counseling practice to advising on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions involving government contractors.

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  • University of Illinois College of Law
    JD, cum laude, 2001

  • College of William and Mary
    MED, 1995

  • College of William and Mary
    AB, 1993

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia



  • American Bar Association - Section of Public Contract Law

  • Vice Chair, Commercial Products and Services Committee

  • Vice Chair, Small Business and Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee


+1 202 728 7046 office
+1 202 842 7899 fax

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004