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FAA ODRA Protests

FAA ODRA protests are unique.  The FAA is exempt from the protest rules governing most procuring agencies, and the GAO and SBA lack jurisdiction to hear protests relating to FAA procurements.  If you need to file or defend a protest with the FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition, Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC can help.


Filing an FAA ODRA Protest

Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC’s attorneys have represented Government contractors in filing a number of successful FAA ODRA protests.  Attorneys at Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC understand the unique rules and regulations governing FAA ODRA protests, and have carefully studied FAA ODRA “case law,” the written decisions of the FAA ODRA in prior protests.

Drawing on this knowledge and experience, the attorneys at Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC can prepare and file a strong FAA ODRA protest on your behalf, asking the FAA ODRA judge to overturn an adverse action by the FAA–and get you back in the game.


FAA ODRA Protest Services

Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC’s FAA ODRA protest services include:

  • FAA ODRA Protest Analysis.  If you are contemplating filing an FAA ODRA protest, you are probably wondering: what is my likelihood of success?  Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC’s attorneys can review your situation and provide you with a full and frank analysis of the risks and benefits of proceeding with a protest.

  • FAA ODRA Protest Technical Review.  Filing an FAA ODRA protest is no simple matter. Short deadlines and little-known technical rules can lead to dismissal.  Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC’s attorneys can help you identify the appropriate filing deadlines and avoid other technical pitfalls.

  • FAA ODRA Protest Research.  The FAA’s body of previous decisions (known as “case law”) often influences how a particular FAA ODRA protest will be decided.  In addition, the FAA ODRA often draws on persuasive case law issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, federal courts, and/or the SBA.  If you decide to proceed with an FAA ODRA protest, Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC’s attorneys will research and cite the case law to strengthen your protest arguments.

  • FAA ODRA Protest Preparation and Filing.  The key to any successful FAA ODRA protest is a strong and well-written protest document.  Citing case law and other applicable laws and regulations, Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC’s attorneys can prepare a thorough and compelling FAA ODRA protest on your behalf.

  • FAA ODRA Protest Intervention (Defense).  If a competitor protests your contract award, you do not need to stay on the sidelines and hope for the best. Instead, you may be entitled to intervene in the FAA ODRA protest process and explain why the agency’s award decision should stand.  Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC's attorneys can intervene in an FAA ODRA protest on your behalf and help you fight to preserve your contract award.





Do I need a lawyer to file an FAA ODRA protest?   The FAA ODRA protest rules do not require a protest to be filed by a lawyer.  However, you should strongly consider hiring an experienced FAA ORDRA protest attorney to file your protest.  Working with an attorney can help you avoid complex technical pitfalls and present a stronger case to the FAA ODRA.  In addition, without an attorney, you may not be entitled to review the full agency file, and may miss critical opportunities to supplement your protest.  In contrast, your attorney will be able to review the entire agency file under a protective order, potentially offering you additional opportunities to challenge the award decision.


Do I need to travel to Washington, DC to file an FAA ODRA protest?  Does my FAA ODRA protest attorney need to be located in Washington, DC?  No and no.  Regardless of whether you file an FAA ODRA protest on your own or hire an FAA ODRA protest attorney, neither you nor your attorney needs to travel to Washington, DC.  FAA ODRA protests may be filed from anywhere in the world by email or facsimile. Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC’s location outside Kansas City does not affect our ability to file FAA ODRA protests.


Contact Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC’s FAA ODRA Protest Attorneys

If you need FAA ODRA protest attorney services, do not delay. Contact Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC at (785) 200-8919 or

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