Brian S. Gocial


Brian Gocial concentrates his practice on all aspects of government contract law in federal, state, and local jurisdictions throughout the United States. Brian’s experience includes: bid protests, contract claims and disputes, cost accounting and audits, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, suspension and debarment, government investigations, and false claims.

In addition to representing government contractors before federal agencies, courts, and boards, Brian has extensive experience with Pennsylvania procurement law, co-authoring the Pennsylvania Government Contract Handbook published by the West division of Thomson Reuters. Brian also drafted the Procurement Policy of Montgomery County—unanimously adopted by County Commissioners—and served as procurement counsel to a Pennsylvania county related to the competitive award of a prison privatization contract.


Brian’s experience includes advising clients in a variety of business sectors and disciplines including:

  • Defense, weapons procurement, and defense support equipment
  • Service contracting
  • Electronic, computer, and advanced technology programs
  • Construction of wide range of public works and infrastructure requirements
  • GSA and other multiple award schedule contracting
  • Small businesses, including 8(a), women-owned, veteran-owned, and HUB-Zone preferences
  • Export controls

A sample list of discrete areas of assistance include:

Government Contracting

  • Proposal preparation
  • Bid and small business size protests
  • Contract administration and claims prevention
  • Contract disputes and litigation
  • Contract audits
  • Subcontracts, joint venture agreements, and teaming agreements
  • Fraud, mandatory disclosure requirements, and ethical compliance programs
  • Grants and cooperative agreements
  • Suspension and debarment
  • Due diligence for corporate transactions

International Trade

  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations compliance
  • Export Control Reform initiatives;
  • Commodity jurisdiction requests
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Internal compliance audits
  • Export compliance policies
  • Export compliance training
  • Due diligence for corporate transactions
  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) filings

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  • National Contract Management Association
  • National Defense Industrial Association
Professional Activities

Brian is a past President of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association and continues to serve on the Board of Directors.



  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


  • Boston University, BA
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD