At the appellate level, Abe regularly represents clients involved in commercial disputes as well as those seeking to appeal their convictions and sentences in state and federal courts. He has obtained reversals or significant reductions of sentence in cases that involve charges ranging from capital murder and narcotics trafficking to armed robbery and obstruction of justice. Abe has also had a significant role representing parties or amici in other appellate matters before various federal and state appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Missouri Court of Appeals, the Virginia Court of Appeals, and the Virginia Supreme Court.
While Abe's litigation and advisory practice is generalist in nature, he has particularly extensive experience in representing government contractors of all sizes across the full spectrum of government contract matters. His government contracts litigation experience encompasses the prosecution of claims arising under the Contract Disputes Act, the defense of lawsuits initiated by the Department of Justice under the False Claims Act, and the successful representation of protesters as well as intervenors in pre-award and post-award bid protests before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the GAO.
Abe has also represented government contractors in a variety of administrative settings, including matters relating to the protection of proprietary contractor information under the Freedom of Information Act, the disputed status of contractors and subcontractors under the Small Business Administration’s size regulations, and the defense of contractors facing potential exclusion from federal or state contracting pursuant to agency debarment proceedings.