Stuart (“Stu”) Nibley is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and focuses his practice on both counseling and dispute resolution on behalf of government contractors. His experience includes representation of defense and civilian contractors before Boards of Contract Appeals, federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and international arbitration forums relative to all aspects of the procurement process, from contract negotiation and proposal preparation through claims and dispute resolution.
Mr. Nibley has particular experience in representing clients in pursuing and defending bid protests; preparing, litigating, and resolving claims against the government and disputes between prime contractors and subcontractors; and assisting clients with government contracts compliance work, including internal investigations, mandatory and voluntary disclosures, and enhancement of contractor internal compliance procedures. He also has represented major U.S. government contractors in significant international arbitrations. Mr. Nibley recently concluded his term as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Contract Law.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Nibley was a partner in the government contracts practice of a Washington, D.C. law firm. From 2002 to 2004, he was an educator and coach at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD. Mr. Nibley was an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of a nationwide firm from 1979 to 2002, where he served as chair of the Government Contracts Group for 15 years.
Mr. Nibley also maintains the highest peer rating (“AV”) by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Nibley also maintains a TS/SCI security clearance.
American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section
U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council
National Defense Industrial Association
National Contract Management Association
Thomson Reuters West Publications
Law 360 Government Contracts Publication
Mr. Nibley has also served in the following roles: