Dismas (Diz) Locaria is a partner at Venable LLP and a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Group. Mr. Locaria’s practice focuses on assisting government grant recipients and contractors in all aspects of working with the Federal government. Mr. Locaria has extensive experience assisting clients with regulatory and grant/contract term counseling, compliance (including ethics and integrity compliance), responsibility matters, such as suspension, debarment and other grant/contracting exclusions. Mr. Locaria has a wealth of knowledge regarding grant regulations, including the application of these regulations to both prime contractors/grant recipients and subcontractors/subgrantees. This knowledge has enabled Mr. Locaria to assist both for-profit and nonprofit organizations with meeting the requirements for becoming a federal grantee or contractor, interpreting the implication of regulatory, grant and contract and terms to clients’ work and operations, evaluating and advising grantees and contractors on intellectual property issues and agreement modifications, among many other issues.