Todd R. Overman
Ranked by Chambers, the IFLR1000 and The Legal 500 for his government contracts experience, Todd Overman has established himself as a leading government contracts practitioner. Todd is Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and chair of the Government Contracts Practice Group, and has nearly two decades of experience advising companies in meeting the demanding and ever-changing regulatory environment of contracting with the federal government. Over the last decade, he has advised on more than 50 transactions involving the purchase or sale of a government contractor. Todd has particular experience in structuring transactions and corporate reorganizations to ensure compliance with the Anti-Assignment Act, as well as navigating the rules impacting the acquisition of small businesses. He also has significant experience in advising on issues that may arise during the sale of government contractors to foreign-owned businesses, including national security reviews under Exon-Florio by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) mitigation by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).
Todd’s practice includes a combination of regulatory and compliance advice, transactional issues, and litigation and dispute resolution:
- Transactional – Counseling buyers and sellers of government contractors in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, and corporate reorganizations; and assisting clients in the negotiation of subcontracts, teaming agreements, joint ventures, and non-disclosure agreements in connection with the pursuit or performance of federal or state contracts.
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution – Litigating and mediating claims, bid protests, and size protests before the Armed Services and Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office, and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals.
- Regulatory & Compliance – Counseling government contractors on corporate compliance and ethics programs, General Services Administration (GSA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Federal Supply Schedule programs, and advising on intellectual property and data rights issues.
Todd also has extensive experience counseling clients on SBA’s size and affiliation rules, as well as helping companies obtain assistance through the SBA’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), 8(a) Business Development, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), HUBZone, and Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) programs.
Todd is a thought leader in the government contracts space and is frequently called upon to present at industry conferences and events throughout the country. Furthermore, Todd regularly provides commentary on industry topics for well-known media sources, including Law360, CO by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA. Additionally, Todd is a regular contributor to the firm’s GovCon & Trade blog. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Todd was a partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP, and prior to entering private practice, served as a law clerk for the Honorable Loren A. Smith of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
American Bar Association — Section of Public Contract Law, Commercial Products & Services Committee, Vice-Chair; Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Vice-Chair; and Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee, Co-Chair (2010-15)
Vanderbilt Law School — Board of Advisors, Member Emeritus
McLean Little League — Board Member
Media Mentions & Firm News
Chambers USA — Government Contracts (2021-2023)
JD Supra Readers’ Choice Award — Top Author (2019)
The Legal 500 United States 2016 — M&A/Corporate and Commercial for M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2017-2022), “Rising Star” (2013-2015)
IFLR1000 — Notable Practitioner (2019-2020)
Vanderbilt Law Review — Managing Editor