Pair Of Litigators Join Wiley Rein

Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 01:00

Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP has announced that seasoned litigators Martin P. Willard and Kara M. Sacilotto have joined the firm's Government Contracts Practice from the Washington, DC office of Perkins Coie LLP. Both will counsel clients in a wide range of government contracts matters, including disputes, claim analysis and preparation, False Claims Act allegations, bid protest litigation, and suspension and debarment proceedings as well as commercial litigation.

Mr. Willard, who joins as a partner, brings to the firm a wealth of experience. He has served as counsel to notable clients including the Boeing Company and Qwest Communications, and has represented clients in government contracts matters in federal courts and before numerous government departments and agencies.

Ms. Sacilotto, a veteran litigator, joins the group as of counsel. She has extensive experience representing diverse clients in a wide array of matters ranging from bid protest and other government contracts litigation to telecom litigation.

In a significant victory for Wiley Rein client, Nucor Corporation, the International Trade Commission (ITC) voted last month to continue antidumping and countervailing duty orders against certain hot-rolled steel imports from Russia, Brazil and Japan.The Commission determined that not to do so "would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time."

The vote concludes the five-year review process mandated by the Uruguay Round Agreement Act. This determination was particularly important. Hot-rolled steel represents more than half of the steel produced in the United States.

This matter was handled by WRF's International Trade Group members Alan H. Price, Tim Brightbill, Paul Zucker, James Hu and Rich Didonna, as well as Government Affairs Group members Eileen P. Bradner and Barbara G. Burchett.