Jeffrey A. Belkin - Alston & Bird LLP

Jeffrey A. Belkin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 404-881-7388

Jeff Belkin is a partner in the firm's Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices, and is the co-leader of the Construction & Government Contracts Group. Jeff represents contractors in False Claims Act and internal investigations, claims litigation and procurement protests, and advises on complex compliance issues. 

Jeff is a former Department of Justice (DOJ) trial attorney who is now principal claims and investigations counsel to some of the most successful and sophisticated contractors and vendors in the country. Jeff maintains compliance specialties in the areas of IT, construction, healthcare and defense, focusing on domestic source issues, General Services Administration (GSA) schedules, prevailing wage and other employment regulations, E-Rate and small business issues. Jeff has even testified as an expert on government contracts before a federal criminal jury. 

Jeff has been recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers, and the Ethisphere Institute, and is a contributing blogger on While at DOJ, Jeff was lead trial attorney in the successful trial of F. Lee Bailey v. United States, arising out of the lawyer's contract claim against prosecutors. 

Additional Information

  • Successfully represented a leading playground equipment supplier by receiving dismissal of all claims in a False Claims Act action. Relator’s allegations concerned non-compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act and conspiracy to submit false claims to the U.S. Government. Upon briefing, the Court dismissed Relator’s entire case for failure to present a viable claim.
  • Successfully represented a national healthcare company in a protest and suit concerning the improper award of an approximately $25 million public-employee healthcare contract. After a hearing before the court, the court reversed the improper award, granted each alleged ground for the appeal raised by counsel, and ordered the City to re-issue the RFP.
  • Recently represented a leading construction equipment supplier in the protest of a Virginia Department of Transportation (“VDOT”) award of a contract worth $25 million, which protest resulted in a reversal of the original award and a new award of the contract to the client.
  • Serves as national coordinating counsel for one of the nation’s largest health care insurers, on state bid protests and open records litigation matters. Our role includes advising on pending RFPs, preparing for bid protests (as awardee/intervenor or as an unsuccessful offeror), addressing the protection of trade secrets and acting as lead counsel on government contracts related litigation.
Part 2
  • Representing a national health insurer/administrator in litigation concerning the procurement of a multi-billion dollar set of state employee health benefits contracts.
  • Representing major U.S. bank in negotiations with the SBA with respect to the client’s contract with SBA to service SBA’s $20 billion portfolio of community development corporation loans.
  • Representing a major telecommunications company in a Department of Labor Investigation into Davis-Bacon prevailing-wage investigation arising out of a Recovery Act funded project.
  • Represented a major defense contractor in subpoenas for documents arising out of IT services and products subcontracts.
  • Representing a contractor in voluntary disclosure and subsequent IG investigation.
  • Representing a manufacturer of brand name products in False Claims Act and Davis-Bacon investigation arising out of Head Start funded projects.
  • Was hired by the criminal defense attorney in a prosecution of the owner of a construction company charged in the Southern District of New York with fraud and misrepresentations to government investigations in the pursuit of a number of VA and Defense Department contracts. Was qualified by the court and testified in the criminal trial as an expert on government contract issues, particularly on the areas of qualifications for the status of a “Veteran-Owned Small Business” and a “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.”
Part 3
  • Outside general counsel for all government contract-related issues for one of the largest IT resellers in the United States, including ongoing False Claims Act investigations and litigation, disputes with vendors and suppliers, internal investigations and compliance-related advice.
  • National counsel for government contracts to one of the largest cable and telecommunications services providers, advising routinely on investigations, audits, claims and compliance issues.
  • Advised a leading manufacturer of medical equipment on their compliance with the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act on multiple government construction products, helping the client avoid claims for delay and other damages by convincing the customer of the client's compliance with domestic source restrictions.
  • Counsel to a major manufacturer of information technology products on compliance with domestic source requirements.
  • Counsel to a major communications company in an internal audit of all of its government contracts.
  • Counsel to a major shipping company in its compliance review of government contracting employment obligations.
  • Counsel to a leading healthcare company in its defense of a government claim relating to a pilot government program.
  • Counsel to a regional power cooperative in its compliance with Recovery Act (ARRA) obligations.
Part 4
  • Counsel to a leading international manufacturer in its domestic source requirements compliance, training, sales and marketing program under the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act, ARRA and federally funded transportation grant programs.
  • Counsel to a NASDAQ company in the first reported Small Business Administration (SBA) and DOJ False Claims Act investigation into a contractor’s alleged false certification of business size.
  • Counsel to the incumbent contractor in a protest before the SBA of a client’s small business set-aside award, successfully allowing the client to retain over 30 government contracts.
  • Counsel to a leading contractor and a Fortune 500 company in the successful protest on behalf of the incumbent team that operates Georgia’s Clean Air Force Program before the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, resulting in the resolicitation of proposals.
  • Counsel to a leading furniture manufacturer in a major GSA and DOJ False Claims Act investigation into the client’s alleged non-compliance with commercial pricing disclosure requirements in connection with multiple GSA Multiple Award Schedule contracts.
Part 5
  • Counsel to the protestor before the GAO and SBA regarding the award of a contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs to a company that wrongly claimed that it was a small business entitled to a set-aside contract, which protest resulted in an award to the client of the contract.
  • Counsel to a leading contractor, the claimant on a multimillion-dollar claim arising out of the construction of a forensic laboratory for the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Counsel to a subcontractor in multimillion-dollar claim arising out of Department of Energy construction project.
  • Counsel to a trustee for lenders in surety bond and breach claims involving multiple, military family housing development projects across the Southeast.
  • Successfully represented a national healthcare company in a protest and suit concerning the improper award of an approximately $25 million public-employee healthcare contract. After a hearing before the court, the court reversed the improper award, granted each alleged ground for the appeal raised by counsel, and ordered the City to re-issue the RFP.
Duke UniversityAB 1992University of VirginiaJ.D. 1995

Case History

US Department of Justice

Trial Attorney, National Courts Section, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Male