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Attorney Profile

Education

Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, MBA.

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctor

George Washington University, Government Contracts Program, Administration of Government Contract & Cost Reimbursement Contracting

Admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Federal Trial Bar, United States Court of Federal Claims, Armed Service Board of Contract Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District, Washington, D.C.

Selected Lectures

Guest speaker before the National Contract Management Association, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Small Business Administration, Small Business Innovative Research Center. Lecture topics include intellectual property, federal and private commercial law, contract formation and defenses, contract clauses and formation of government contracts, rights and remedies under innovative research contracts.

 

Professional Associations

Chicago Bar Association; Illinois Bar Association; ABA Section of Public Contracts, ABA Committees on Bid Protest, Debarment and Suspension, Federal Contract Claims & Remedies; National Contract Management Association; General Contractors of America; Assoc. General Contractors of Illinois. San Wol Kwon Martial Arts Academy – Black Belt

Selected Litigation

Construction Group

Mr. Reichstein has been called upon to draft and prosecute construction claims, negotiate, and when necessary, litigate on behalf of construction clients.

Representative construction projects include: Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Ronald Reagan National Airport; Chicago Federal Building; Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago Sugar House Post Office; Alaska Elmendorf Air Force Base; South Carolina Camp Lejeune; public and private building, heavy construction and utility projects.

Litigation assignments included construction claim brought in federal court and resulting in a successful, high dollar value jury verdict in favor of the contractor.

Government Contracts

Represented a sub-contractor in federal district court who was adversely affected by Congressional termination of the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft A-12 tactical fighter program. The matter included an analysis of the flow down provisions of the General Electric Company jet aircraft engine division. The work effort involved preparation of a claim for equitable adjustment and the resultant commercial litigation in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Retained by a company manufacturing fire fighting equipment for on ship-board use by the U.S. Navy. Performed schedule delay and cost analysis on a claim to equitably adjust the contract price and delivery schedule. The contractor’s claim contemplated both express and constructive changes. The claim package included a discussion section with individual cost recovery computations for such elements as analysis of unabsorbed overhead expense, escalation and cost of capital.

Assisted a prime contractor in a Department of Defense contract in support of Operation Desert Storm. The early and successful conclusion of that military action led to a series of federal terminations for convenience contract actions. The work included application of legal principles to loss of learning curve, productivity analysis, causes of changes, delay and disruption cost recovery.

Represented a federal contractor before the General Accounting Office in a bid protest action resulting in cancellation of the planned acquisition and resolicitation with a corrected and unbiased format. The work was particularly noteworthy in view of the relatively poor outcomes commonly associated with contractor actions before the GAO.

Retained by a company manufacturing a component based on drawings and specifications furnished by the U.S. Navy for a flight component on the Navy A-6 fighter airplane. The work encountered various out of scope effort caused by deficiencies in the government’s blue prints. Legal representation included analysis of the contract performance and preparation of a Claim for Equitable Adjustment of the contract price.

Qui tam litigation

Initiated a lawsuit in federal court concerning allegations of fraud within the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The matter involved a detailed analysis of the federal regulations for invoicing and claims preparation as well as a selected treatment of issues of allocability and computation of overhead pools.

Commercial transactions

Represented the buyers in a corporate acquisition. The work included structuring the capital for the new firm, negotiation on behalf of the buyers and preparation of all transactional documents.