Daniel Salmon

Office Location: Norfolk, VA.

Education
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia
  • M.B.A., College of William & Mary
  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Daniel is an associate in the Construction & Government Contracts practice group working out of the Norfolk office of Vandeventer Black LLP.  His primary focus is supporting his practice group, but he is also interested in technology law and business law.  He joined Vandeventer Black in 2019 after completing the firm’s summer associate program the prior year.

Daniel received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.  During law school, Daniel completed the InSITE Fellowship, where he worked on several interdisciplinary teams that provided consulting services to early-stage start-up companies.  Additionally, he served as a federal judicial extern to the Honorable Nancy J. Rosenstengel of the Southern District of Illinois.  Daniel also served as an Associate Articles Editor for the Washington University Jurisprudence Review.

Prior to attending law school, Daniel received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.  Afterward, he spent four years with the Department of Defense as a civilian Systems Engineer, where he performed test engineer functions onboard U.S. Navy submarines and contributed to software development efforts to support non-propulsion electronic systems upgrades during shipyard availabilities.  He continued some of the software development work as a part-time contractor through his first year of law school.  While with the DoD, Daniel completed his MBA at the College of William & Mary.

Apart from his time in law school, Daniel is a life-long Virginia resident who has spent most of his life in the Hampton Roads area.

News
Vandeventer Black’s Summer Associate Returns for Employment
/ Firm News
Daniel Salmon, a recent J.D. graduate from the Washington University in St. Louis, has joined Vandeventer Black as an attorney in the firm’s Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group and will be assisting clients out of their Norfolk office. Salmon began his legal career as part of the firm’s Summer ...
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Articles
GAO Sustains Protest for Agency’s Improper Cost Adjustment
/ Government Contracts
The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) recently sustained a protest in the matter of Vectrus Mission Solutions Corporation; Vanquish Worldwide, LLC where an agency improperly adjusted an offeror’s proposal price upward when the offeror expressly had agreed to absorb any costs above a cap in its proposal.  The GAO’s decision provides ...
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In Split Decision, Federal Circuit Affirms Agency Exclusion of Proposals
/ Government Contracts
In U.S. Government procurements, most solicitations specify that noncompliance with its terms and conditions may cause a proposal to be determined unacceptable or be deemed non-responsive and excluded from consideration.  However, in some cases, the agency may alter the terms and conditions through pre-award discussions.  In Safeguard Base Operations v ...
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GAO Sustains Protest Due to Unreasonable Agency Evaluation
/ Government Contracts
The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) recently sustained a protest in the matter of TekSynap Corporation for the agency’s failure to reasonably evaluate proposals.  While the decision is not a novel area of law, it does provide contractors insight into what facts can be sufficient for the GAO to find that ...
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