Law360, New York (September 29, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT) -- Richard P. Rector is a partner in DLA Piper LLP's Washington, D.C., office and chairs the firm's government contracts practice. He focuses his practice on federal, state and local procurement issues. He litigates bid protests and contract actions against public entities throughout the U.S. He also counsels clients on public procurement issues, including the negotiation and performance of complex IT contracts.
Prior to entering private practice, Rector worked in the defense industry for eight years in business development and legal positions.