PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • October 10, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units”. The NPRM would rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power generation sector sources, namely coal and natural gas power plants.

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  • May 16, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On May 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum titled “Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’”. E.O. 13783 directs federal agencies to review, and potentially suspend, revise or repeal, existing regulations that “burden domestic energy production.”

     

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  • April 19, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On April 13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comments “on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” The notice is part of the EPA’s efforts to implement the Executive Order titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” (E.O. 13777), which was signed by President Trump on February 24, 2017. The deadline for submitting public comments is May 15, 2017. EPA offices will also be conducting public forums on regulatory reform over the next four weeks. The Executive Order establishes mechanisms intended to reduce regulations, including by implementing the President’s January 30, 2017 Executive Order (E.O. 13771) which calls for agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new regulation they promulgate.

     

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Mr. Martinez's practice focuses on all aspects of public and private construction, service and supply contracts, business disputes, regulatory and administrative law, and general litigation. Mr. Martinez has expertise in matters pertaining to Federal procurement law, including contract negotiations, bid protests, bid and proposal preparation, and claims. In the legislative services area, Bob concentrates on procurement and regulatory related issues, including contract and grant related appropriations at a wide arrange of agencies including Homeland Security, Defense, Education, Interior and Transportation.

Professional background

Mr. Martinez has practiced before all levels of Federal and state contract forums including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (formerly the United States Claims Court), and the Federal Board of Contract Appeals (including ASBCA, GSBCA, IBCA, DOTBCA). He has been involved in various bid and proposal preparations, and has an active claims practice.

Mr. Martinez co-owned and operated a construction company while completing his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. Following graduation in 1979, he became an Associate at Hudson Creyke Koheler Tacke & Bixler, a firm that primarily represented Federal construction contractors. In 1981, Bob moved to Kilcullen, Wilson and Kilcullen, where he represented Federal contractors engaged in construction, service, and supply contracting. Mr. Martinez is an active alumnus, sitting on the boards of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, the Princeton Club of Washington and acting as co-chair of the Alumni Schools Committee.

Education

  • Princeton University, B.S.E., 1975
  • Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 1979

 

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia 

PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • October 10, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units”. The NPRM would rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power generation sector sources, namely coal and natural gas power plants.

    Read...

    Read More
  • May 16, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On May 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum titled “Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’”. E.O. 13783 directs federal agencies to review, and potentially suspend, revise or repeal, existing regulations that “burden domestic energy production.”

     

    Read...

    Read More
  • April 19, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On April 13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comments “on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” The notice is part of the EPA’s efforts to implement the Executive Order titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” (E.O. 13777), which was signed by President Trump on February 24, 2017. The deadline for submitting public comments is May 15, 2017. EPA offices will also be conducting public forums on regulatory reform over the next four weeks. The Executive Order establishes mechanisms intended to reduce regulations, including by implementing the President’s January 30, 2017 Executive Order (E.O. 13771) which calls for agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new regulation they promulgate.

     

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