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Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

Government Contracts

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What the team is known for

Well-respected government contracting boutique capable of handling a diverse array of federal, state and local procurement mandates on behalf of domestic and foreign clients. Notable litigation and regulatory capabilities, which include internal investigations, false claims proceedings and bid protests. Possesses particular expertise in technology matters, regularly representing clients in this space.


Market commentators consider them to be "a formidable firm handling very big cases."

"They are very smart, they do a great job and provide excellent legal insight," remarks another.

Work highlights

Defended Microsoft in a bid protest by Amazon Web Services for the $10 billion JEDI cloud services contract.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Silberman works on behalf of major subcontractors and manufacturers, notably within the transport sector, in terminations, bid protests and contract claims.
"He has been a real leader in the ABA. He is someone to be commended, he has a really broad mind and he's an impressive guy." "He is an excellent bid protest lawyer."

Jeffery Chiow represents multinational companies and major contractors in GAO bid protests and federal procurement matters.
"He's passionate about defending his clients and handles high-profile cases." "He's very smart, detail-oriented and effective."

Neil O'Donnell is a deeply seasoned litigator with a wealth of experience handling contract procurement matters and representing clients in bid protests before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims.
"He is a renowned expert in the field and one of the very top lawyers." "He is one of the best speakers you will ever see. He is truly extraordinary."

Patricia Meagher is noted for her representation of clients in significant contractual disputes and bid protests. She also has experience guiding government contractors through internal investigations.
"She is very intelligent and well regarded." "She is truly extraordinary."

Robert Metzger is routinely called upon by clients for his expertise in cybersecurity matters, assisting clients with high-stakes contract procurements, qui tam litigation and compliance issues.
"He is very active in data privacy and is a thought leader." "He's amazingly intelligent and always the smartest person in the room."

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Government contractors face hard-to-navigate competitive, regulatory, political and performance challenges. Success in such a complex environment requires experience, expertise and often creativity.  RJO’s long-respected government contracts practice provides focused and effective advice, strategy and creative solutions to these unique challenges.

We represent companies of all kinds in federal, state and local contracting matters, including very sophisticated multi-national aerospace and defense contractors, infrastructure and power contractors, technology and health care companies as well as smaller companies venturing into public contracting for the first time.

RJO is an elite boutique with capabilities that equal or exceed much larger firms but with fewer conflicts and a favorable value proposition.  We are perennially ranked among the top 10 government contracts practices in the U.S.

Our team of skillful and effective litigators has handled administrative and civil controversies of enterprise significance.  From day-to-day compliance advice to billion-dollar performance disputes, we have been there before and are agile and adept at guiding you to success in a constantly evolving  legal, regulatory, and business environment.


Athanacio, Gayle

Bacon, Steven

Callahan, Dennis

Chiow, Jeffery M.

Chiow, Jeffrey (co-chair)

Deitz, Joshua

Hanback, Lucas

Kamdar, Suhani

Linderman, Mark (co-chair)

McGowan, Joseph

O'Donnell, Neil

Paik, Dean



Agusta Westland

Ball Aerospace



CGI Federal

DRS Technologies


Karem Aircraft



Northrop Grumman


Presidio Trust


T.Y. Lin International

Visionary Integration Professionals


Aerospace & Defense

Commercial & Professional Services




Hardware & Electronics

Industrial Engineering

Information Technology


Government Contracts

Rogers Joseph O'Donnell


311 California Street

10th Floor

San Francisco



CA 94104

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Government Contracts

Aaron Silberman
Band 3
Jeffery M. Chiow
Band 3
Neil O'Donnell
Band 1
Patricia Meagher
Band 4
Robert Metzger
Band 2

Government Contracts: Bid Protests

Neil O'Donnell
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