Sylvia Yi represents businesses across a broad range of sectors as they move through the contracting process with federal, state and local governments, and when they engage in international transactions. Sylvia counsels public and private companies on day to day compliance challenges, and supports clients in responding to criminal and government investigations. She is a regular contributor to the firm’s Government Contracts & International Trade Blog, where she provides insight on the demanding and ever-changing regulatory environment.
More specifically, Sylvia’s practice encompasses:
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Sylvia assisted in drafting comprehensive course material specializing in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) for CLE approved training sessions for government contracting professionals. In law school, she was a procurement and acquisition law intern at the Department of Homeland Security and a judicial intern at the D.C. Contract Appeals Board.
American Bar Association — Section of Public Contract Law, Diversity Committee, Vice Chair (2018 – Current); Section of Public Contract Law, Young Lawyers Committee, Vice Chair (2017-2019)
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the acquisition of Eastern Business Forms, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of diagnostic sample collection devices for governments and private companies around the globe
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the sale of its portfolio company, Aero Systems Engineering, a provider of design and build test and wind tunnel facility solutions as well as lab testing services for jet engines and airframes
We advised a U.S. manufacturer on its trade compliance risk and on recommended enhancements for strengthening the company’s compliance policies and processes.
Supported multinational company to understand its obligations under U.S. country of origin rules
Represented Serco Inc. in its definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations, for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019. Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, will strengthen its presence in naval support with this acquisition, and will become a stronger integrated maritime solutions provider for the U.S Navy and other customers.
Represented MOSA Technology Solutions LLC in a successful protest filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA) that ultimately led to MOSA receiving an award of contract from the agency
In January 2019, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) dismissed a pre-award protest Bass, Berry & Sims filed on behalf of an 8(a) small business joint venture client after receiving notice from the State Department that the agency was taking corrective action in response to the protest grounds.
Ongoing representation of B&O Joint Venture, LLC (B&O JV), an 8(a) small business joint venture, in multiple actions relating to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) award to B&O JV of vital maintenance services supporting ongoing training of federal law enforcement officials at FLETC’s Glynco, Georgia facility
Represented Engility Holdings in its merger with Science Applications International Corp. in which SAIC acquired Engility in an all-stock transaction valued at $2.5 billion
Successfully represented Golden SVCS LLC in a bid protest involving security guard services for several Department of Energy facilities
Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch — Government Relations Practice (2021)
Public Contract Law Journal — Notes Editor & Technology Editor
2015 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition — Co-Chair
2014 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition — First Place