Sylvia Yi represents businesses across a broad range of sectors as they move through the contracting process with federal, state and local governments. Her practice includes counseling public and private companies in the international marketplace on legal considerations and the potential implications of a changing compliance landscape. Sylvia also advises 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, Young Lawyers Committee, Vice Chair (2017-Current)
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
Engility Holdings Merges with SAIC for $2.5 Billion
Successfully represented Golden SVCS LLC in a bid protest involving security guard services for several Department of Energy facilities
Alpha-Omega Change Engineering Sold to CAE USA
Represented 77 Construction, along with the Navy, in a bid protest involving water repair systems
Represented Serco Inc. in its acquisition of BTP Systems, LLC
We represented International Systems of America, LLC (ISA), a portfolio company of Gen Cap America, in its sale to Align Capital Partners.
Public Contract Law Journal — Notes Editor & Technology Editor
2015 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition — Co-Chair
2014 Government Contracts Moot Court Competition — First Place