Albert B. "AI" Krachman, Esq. is a partner in the Public Contracts practice group of Blank Rome LLP.
AI has 32 years of experience providing legal counsel to companies that do business with, or desire to do business with governments, on all aspects of government contracting and government grants.
AI concentrates his practice on assisting clients in these industries:
- Information Technology
- Service Contracting
- Utility Privatization Contracting
- Health Care Contracting
- Energy Related Services and Contracting
- Construction Contracting
- Schedule and Multiple Award Contracting
- Grants and Financial Assistance
He counsels on winning government contracts and grants, solicitation and proposal issues, and strategies to increase contract profitability at the bidding or grant application stages. AI represents successful and unsuccessful bidders on bid protests at the agencies, at the Government Accountability Office and in the courts. He counsels on the broad range of compliance and enforcement issues arising from mergers and acquisitions of government contractors, including organizational conflicts of interests, problems under the Small Business Act, international contracting, and security clearance matters. Mr. Krachman’s litigation practice covers internal investigations, defenses of suspensions, debarments or other ethics investigations, whistleblower, contract fraud and False Claims Act litigation, as well as disputes under information technology contracts, service and supply contracts, construction contracting claims, equitable adjustments, terminations and the like.
AI's government practice spans the civilian and defense agencies and the key vertical sectors within those agencies, such as contracting for energy supplies and services, telecommunications, information technology, IT and guard security services, construction, and health care services and supplies. From a financial assistance perspective, he advises on federal grant compliance, the SBIR program, defense of grant audits and government repayment claims under grants and non-procurement debarments and suspensions. He also advises on GSA Schedule and Homeland Security contracting.
AI has authored various articles on a wide span of subjects, including Small Business Certification Fraud, Information Security and Military Utility Privatization. He is the co-author of the Homeland Security Law Handbook, and has served as a contributing editor on several publications, including Pricing of Claims, Cases and Materials on Federal Labor Standards, and Contracting for Services.