Don has been practicing law for over 25 years with the simple goal of providing value to his clients. He has always believed that there was a better way to provide quality legal services which avoided the esoteric and expensive answers received from many large law firms which offer little assistance beyond a thick memo and a big bill. Underlying Don’s approach to clients is his foundation of providing clients practical, valuable legal and business solutions.
Over the past 25 years, Don has become known as one of the preeminent government contracting attorneys in Baltimore. His clients include startups to Fortune 500 firms, where he helps them solve a multitude of lifecycle business issues including corporate matters, partner and shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, employment issues, and contract drafting. Don’s diverse experiences and knowledge have allowed him to successfully navigate the handling of government contract issues involving federal, state and local governments. This success includes litigating contractual disputes, resolution of equitable adjustment claims, and challenges to procurements through protest procedures before the GAO, the Court of Federal Claims, federal and state agencies, various Boards of Contract Appeals and in the state and federal court system.
Don’s passion surrounds small businesses. He is known within his community and workplace as an advocate for small businesses, having worked with hundreds of small and emerging businesses over the course of his career. In addition to utilizing his legal and business acumen to help his clients, Don has a special place in assisting small businesses through the SBA’s E200 program and was honored to receive the SBA’s Attorney Advocate of the Year Award in 2017.
In addition to this support to the program, Don has been a tireless advocate in advising his clients on small business initiatives through the federal and state procurement system and preference programs and has advised and commented on numerous proposed regulations seeking to promote small business goals and agendas. His experience involved meeting with the Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford’s Commission to Modernize State Procurement prior to their final report being released on various initiatives and recommendations of the committee which included overhauling the State procurement system and seeking to identify means and methods of expanding small and minority business opportunities.
An accomplished and published writer and speaker, Don conducts a number of seminars on a variety of legal topics including teaming agreements, subcontract drafting, and employment law topics to name a few. A 1988 cum laude graduate of Towson University (B.S.), Mr. Walsh received his law degree in 1991 from the University of Baltimore (J.D., magna cum laude), where he served as associate editor of the Law Review.