Dave has been representing Federal Contractors and tech companies on a variety of legal and consulting matters for more than a quarter century. As President of Third Coast Federal, Dave consults with companies on a range of issues around research and development funding, contracting vehicles, contracting strategies, small business certifications and set-aside qualification, pricing and indirect rates calculations and methodologies, regulatory and compliance matters, and proposal development. As a partner at SouthBank Legal: LaDue | Curran | Kuehn, Dave represents clients on joint venture formation, teaming and subcontracting agreements and Federal contract disputes and bid protests, in addition to Intellectual Property, corporate, investment, M&A and tax matters. He is a frequent speaker and moderator on a variety of Federal contracting, Federal R&D and investment topics.
Dave is currently a leader in the region's efforts to build a regional Federal ecosystem to help companies drive innovation and growth through the use of Federal contracting and Research and Development funds and resources. He is the founder/director of Federal Ecosystems Development, Inc., a non-profit that supports the Industry 4.0 Consortium and a regional SBIR|STTR Accelerator. Dave is also an advisor to the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association.