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Government Contracts | USA

USA - Nationwide

The Government Contracts section refers to supply contract arrangements (with, for example, Army, Navy, Airforce, Department of Homeland Security) and bid protests before the agency forum, General Accountability Office (GAO) or Court of Federal Claims (CFC). Litigation arising from the sector includes costs disputes, matters relating to the False Claims Act, other contractual disputes (such as late completion and overrun costs). Other non-contentious issues include services contracting, scheduling issues and organisational conflicts of interest.

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  1. David A Churchill
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    David A Churchill
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | Government Contracts
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 20 Years Ranked
    David Churchill has notable expertise in contentious government contracts matters, regularly handling protests and internal investigations, as well as inquiries by the DOJ and DOD.
  2. John Pachter
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    John Pachter
    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Haynes and Boone, LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 19 Years Ranked
    John Pachter has over five decades of experience in the field and he continues to represent clients in bid protests and subcontractor disputes.
  3. Joseph D West
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    Joseph D West
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 22 Years Ranked
    Joseph West is a highly experienced government contracts attorney who represents clients in high-stakes litigation and investigations, and assists government contractors with pressing regulatory compliance concerns.
  4. W Jay DeVecchio
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    W Jay DeVecchio
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | Government Contracts
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 20 Years Ranked
    Jay DeVecchio is an outstanding choice for large scale litigation, with extensive experience handling False Claims Act actions, commercial disputes and defective pricing matters.
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Band 1
  1. Angela B Styles
    1
    Angela B Styles
    Akin
    Akin | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Angela Styles has a diverse government contracts practice, assisting in the full range of disputes, with recent experience advising clients on ethics and compliance issues in connection to their federal contracts.
  2. Anne B Perry
    1
    Anne B Perry
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Anne Perry is a distinguished figure in this space and is widely revered for her expert representation of clients in high-stakes bid protests.
  3. Craig Holman
    1
    Craig Holman
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    Craig Holman has broad expertise in investigations, dispute resolution and bid protests. He has extensive experience in front of the US Government Accountability Office.
  4. Daniel P Graham
    1
    Daniel P Graham
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Daniel Graham leads the government contracts group at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He is highly regarded for his strengths in dispute resolution, regularly arguing cases before the Court of Federal Claims and GAO. He also advises clients on compliance, contract negotiations and cost accounting.
  5. Daniel R Forman
    1
    Daniel R Forman
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    Daniel Forman is recognized for his prowess in bid protests, arguing high-stakes cases before the Court of Federal Claims. He also has significant experience guiding government contractors through internal investigations.
  6. James J McCullough
    1
    James J McCullough
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    James McCullough has built a sterling reputation for his government contracts practice. He is considered an expert in bid protests, notably acting on behalf of clients within the aerospace and defense sector.
  7. Jason Carey
    1
    Jason Carey
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Jason Carey is widely considered one of the country's foremost bid protests lawyers. He also assists clients with commercial litigation and provides complex regulatory guidance.
  8. Kevin Mullen
    1
    Kevin Mullen
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Kevin Mullen represents a myriad of major clients who call upon his extensive experience arguing cases before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims.
  9. Marcia G Madsen
    1
    Marcia G Madsen
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Mayer Brown LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Marcia Madsen maintains her outstanding reputation as one of the most experienced government contracts attorneys in the field, and is celebrated for her adroit handling of major bid protests.
  10. Michael F Mason
    1
    Michael F Mason
    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Hogan Lovells US LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Michael Mason is an acclaimed government contracts attorney who assists clients with litigation and complex regulatory questions. He regularly represents clients in bid protests and investigations.
  11. 1
    Neil O'Donnell
    Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
    Rogers Joseph O'Donnell | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    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.
  12. Paul F Khoury
    1
    Paul F Khoury
    Wiley
    Wiley | Head of Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Paul Khoury is recognized for his bid protest expertise.He has extensive knowledge of compliance matters as they relate to government procurement, and is highly sought by clients in the aerospace sector.
  13. Richard P Rector
    1
    Richard P Rector
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Richard Rector has over three decades' experience in government contracts, acting for clients in the full range of disputes, including bid protests and False Claims Act investigations.
  14. Scott M McCaleb
    1
    Scott M McCaleb
    Wiley
    Wiley | Head of Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Scott McCaleb has an impressive track record representing clients in high-stakes bid protests before the GAO. He is also noted for his handling of internal investigations and contract procurement matters.
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Band 2
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    Aaron Silberman
    Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
    Rogers Joseph O'Donnell | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Aaron Silberman works on behalf of major subcontractors and manufacturers, notably within the transport sector, in terminations, bid protests and contract claims.
  2. Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan
    2
    Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan's particular areas of focus include bid protests, which are regularly brought before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims.
  3. Damien Specht
    2
    Damien Specht
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Damien Specht is endorsed by interviewees for his strong transactional expertise. He also assists government contractors with regulatory compliance.
  4. J. Alex Ward
    2
    J. Alex Ward
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Alex Ward has significant experience representing clients in bid protests before the GAO, as well as handling ASBCA appeals and investigations.
  5. Jason N. Workmaster
    2
    Jason N. Workmaster
    Miller & Chevalier Chartered
    Miller & Chevalier Chartered | Head of Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    "Jason is an extremely effective advisor. He is knowledgeable in government contracting matters and understands the industry, our markets and the competitive landscape."
  6. Jessica Abrahams
    2
    Jessica Abrahams
    Faegre Drinker
    Faegre Drinker | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Jessica Abrahams advises government contractors on the full range of disputes, regulatory compliance matters and procurement issues. She also has significant experience handling bid protests before the GAO.
  7. John R. Prairie
    2
    John R. Prairie
    Wiley
    Wiley | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    John Prairie brings a wealth of experience to his government contracts practice, offering significant expertise in False Claims Act, compliance matters and bid protests.
  8. Jonathan S Aronie
    2
    Jonathan S Aronie
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | Head of Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Jonathan Aronie brings a wealth of experience to his government contracts practice, with expertise extending to False Claims Act investigations, bid protests and contract procurements.
  9. Jonathan Shaffer
    2
    Jonathan Shaffer
    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Haynes and Boone, LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Jonathan Shaffer handles significant bid protests at the Court of Federal Claims and the GAO.
  10. Kara Daniels
    2
    Kara Daniels
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Head of Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Kara Daniels has extensive experience representing contractors in bid protests, particularly those in the aerospace and technology sectors, bringing an impressive track record of success before the US Government Accountability Office. She leads the firm's government contracts and national security practice.
  11. Kristen Ittig
    2
    Kristen Ittig
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Kristen Ittig has a broad government contracts practice, and is well versed in handling M&A, bid protests and compliance matters.
  12. Nicole J Owren-Wiest
    2
    Nicole J Owren-Wiest
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Nicole Owren-Wiest assists clients on a range of government contract matters, including bid protests, cost accounting and compliance.
  13. Peter Eyre
    2
    Peter Eyre
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Peter Eyre has a notable transactional practice, advising clients on complex due diligence, bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and contract negotiations.
  14. Richard J Vacura
    2
    Richard J Vacura
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Richard Vacura continues to represent contractors in investigations and defend them against False Claims Act allegations, as well as having notable experience handling compliance in relation to contract procurements.
  15. 2
    Robert Metzger
    Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
    Rogers Joseph O'Donnell | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    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.
  16. Robert Nichols
    2
    Robert Nichols
    Nichols Liu LLP
    Nichols Liu LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Robert Nichols has a notable government contracts practice with extensive experience handling False Claims Act investigations and arguing significant bid protests before the GAO.
  17. Susan B. Cassidy
    2
    Susan B. Cassidy
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Susan Cassidy regularly handles both contentious and noncontentious government contract matters, including investigations and regulatory concerns. She is renowned for her experience in advising on cybersecurity issues.
  18. Sharon L. Larkin
    The Larkin Law Group LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Adelicia R. Cliffe
    3
    Adelicia R. Cliffe
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Adelicia Cliffe has a strong reputation for her government contracts practice, with specialist knowledge of Trade Agreements Act compliance and GSA schedule concerns.
  2. Alex Tomaszczuk
    3
    Alex Tomaszczuk
    Pillsbury
    Pillsbury | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    As coleader of Pillsbury's government contracts department, Alex Tomaszczuk represents clients in high-stakes litigation, including bid protests, and assists with internal investigations.
  3. Amy C. Hoang
    3
    Amy C. Hoang
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Cochairing the firm's government contracts practice, Amy Conant Hoang is renowned in the market for her exceptional ability to represent contractors in bid protests and internal investigations, as well as provide compliance counsel.
  4. Andrew E Shipley
    3
    Andrew E Shipley
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Andrew Shipley is an experienced government contracts attorney with deep expertise in bid protests. He has a noteworthy client roster which spans across the aerospace, technology and construction sectors.
  5. Andy Liu
    3
    Andy Liu
    Nichols Liu LLP
    Nichols Liu LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Andy Liu's broad practice encompasses a range of issues on behalf of government contractors including investigations, qui tam litigation and bid protests.
  6. Aron Beezley
    3
    Aron Beezley
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Aron Beezley has built a strong government contracts practice, with increasing prominence in bid protests and complex contractual disputes.
  7. Brian Walsh
    3
    Brian Walsh
    Wiley
    Wiley | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Brian Walsh represents an impressive portfolio of clients on a wide range of government contract matters. He offers significant expertise when handling high-stakes bid protests.
  8. David B Robbins
    3
    David B Robbins
    Jenner & Block LLP
    Jenner & Block LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    David Robbins is widely recognized for his expertise in government contracts ethics, compliance, white-collar defense, False Claims Act defense, in addition to suspension and debarment defense matters.
  9. David Black
    3
    David Black
    Holland & Knight LLP
    Holland & Knight LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    David Black has a strong track record of successfully representing clients in significant bid protests before the GAO. He also handles prime-subcontractor disputes and advises on contract procurements.
  10. 3
    David F Dowd
    Potomac Law Group
    Potomac Law Group | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    David Dowd advises on governance issues and litigation, with extensive experience arguing major bid protests before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims.
  11. Dismas Locaria
    3
    Dismas Locaria
    Venable LLP
    Venable LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Dismas Locaria has a wide-ranging government contracts practice, representing clients in procurement, False Claims Act litigation and disclosure matters. He is recognized by sources for his suspension and debarment expertise.
  12. Frederic M Levy
    3
    Frederic M Levy
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Frederic Levy draws on years of experience handling complex government contract disputes, with notable expertise in suspension and debarment matters.
  13. Jamie Tabb
    3
    Jamie Tabb
    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Vinson & Elkins LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Jamie Tabb impresses with his ability to handle a host of issues, from litigating bid protests to advising clients on regulatory compliance.
  14. Jeffery M Chiow
    3
    Jeffery M Chiow
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    "He provides excellent legal advice on significantly complex issues. His ability to think outside the box and provide sound direction is invaluable."
  15. John E Jensen
    3
    John E Jensen
    Pillsbury
    Pillsbury | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    John Jensen's areas of focus include bid protests, investigations and advising on M&A involving government contractors.
  16. Jon Burd
    3
    Jon Burd
    Wiley
    Wiley | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Jon Burd has a noteworthy government contracts practice, with particular areas of focus including ASBCA appeals and bid protests and clients in the Aviation sector.
  17. Justin Chiarodo
    3
    Justin Chiarodo
    Blank Rome LLP
    Blank Rome LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Justin Chiarodo acts for clients in bid protests and investigations, as well as providing regulatory compliance counsel. He bolsters his practice with significant transactional expertise, advising clients such as government contractors on all matters relating to M&A.
  18. Keith R. Szeliga
    3
    Keith R. Szeliga
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Keith Szeliga is adept at representing clients in bid protest litigation before the GAO, as well as advising contractors on compliance and disputes.
  19. Kevin P Connelly
    3
    Kevin P Connelly
    Vedder Price
    Vedder Price | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Kevin Connelly has broad experience in contractual disputes and bid protests and regularly advises on implications for government contractors arising during M&A.
  20. Michael D. McGill
    3
    Michael D. McGill
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Michael McGill has significant experience handling a wide range of commercial disputes on behalf of government contractors, as well as tackling thorny bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, the US Court of Federal Claims and other forums.
  21. Michael J. Anstett
    3
    Michael J. Anstett
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Michael Anstett's practice covers both transactional matters and litigation, with recent work involving significant M&A as well as bid protests before the GAO.
  22. Paul Hurst
    3
    Paul Hurst
    Steptoe LLP
    Steptoe LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Paul Hurst chairs the firm's government contracts practice and provides his clients with seasoned regulatory and legislative advice. He regularly represents contractors in bid protests and investigations.
  23. Peter B Hutt II
    3
    Peter B Hutt II
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Peter Hutt retains his strong reputation for his expertise in advising on False Claims Act litigation, but he also assists government contractors with an extensive range of other matters, including government investigations and costs issues.
  24. Ray Biagini
    3
    Ray Biagini
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Ray Biagini is a go-to figure for many major government contractors to defend against high-stakes tort claims.
  25. Robert K. Huffman
    3
    Robert K. Huffman
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Robert Huffman is singled out by interviewees for his expertise in False Claims Act litigation.He also handles investigations and contract procurements for major contractors.
  26. Seth Locke
    3
    Seth Locke
    Perkins Coie LLP
    Perkins Coie LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    As cochair of the firm's government contracts practice, Seth Locke represents clients in a broad array of disputes, including bid protests, contract terminations and costs claims.
  27. Steven Masiello
    3
    Steven Masiello
    Dentons US LLP
    Dentons US LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Steven Masiello chairs the firm's government contracts practice and is regularly called upon by clients for guidance in cost accounting matters. He also provides counsel on compliance and due diligence issues.
  28. Thomas Lemmer
    3
    Thomas Lemmer
    Dentons LLP
    Dentons LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Thomas Lemmer comes recommended for his expertise in cost disputes and is regularly sought out by defense contractors for representation across a range of cost accounting issues.
  29. Tina D. Reynolds
    3
    Tina D. Reynolds
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Tina Reynolds is commended for her ability to advise clients from the biotechnology and technology sectors on a range of issues, from contract negotiations to internal investigations.
  30. Todd R. Overman
    3
    Todd R. Overman
    Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
    Bass, Berry & Sims PLC | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    A significant part of Todd Overman's practice lies in handling large transactions, although he also has extensive experience representing clients in bid protests and litigation.
  31. Jonathan Frankel
    Frankel PLLC | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Alexander Major
    4
    Alexander Major
    McCarter & English LLP
    McCarter & English LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    As cohead of the government contracts team, Alexander Major has extensive experience in the space, with strength across a range of areas, including contract disputes and FCA issues. He is well versed in advising clients on cybersecurity compliance issues.
  2. Anne Robinson
    4
    Anne Robinson
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Anne Robinson offers clients high quality advice with regard to bid protests before federal agencies and allegations made under the False Claims Act.
  3. Brian Waagner
    4
    Brian Waagner
    Husch Blackwell LLP
    Husch Blackwell LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Brian Waagner is held in high regard for his ability to handle complex disputes such as bid protests, as well as provide counsel on compliance and contract administration.
  4. David Bodenheimer
    4
    David Bodenheimer
    Nichols Liu LLP
    Nichols Liu LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    David Bodenheimer handles a range of cost disputes and bid protests for government contractors, routinely appearing before the GAO.
  5. 4
    David Fletcher
    Cooley LLP
    Cooley LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    David Fletcher is a partner in Cooley LLP's government contracts group. He is called upon by contractors from the IT, engineering and technology sectors to advise on a host of issues, including compliance, M&A and bid protests.
  6. David Nadler
    4
    David Nadler
    Blank Rome LLP
    Blank Rome LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    David Nadler is recognized for his expertise in a wide range of government contract matters, including bid protests, compliance and False Claims Act investigations.
  7. David R Johnson
    4
    David R Johnson
    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Vinson & Elkins LLP | Head of Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    David Johnson has noteworthy prowess in bid protests, and regularly represents clients before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims.
  8. Holly Roth
    4
    Holly Roth
    Holland & Knight LLP
    Holland & Knight LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Holly Roth is routinely called upon to represent clients in high-stakes bid protests, suspension and debarment matters, and other claims. She has further experience providing clients with counsel on internal investigations.
  9. 4
    Howard Roth
    Smith Currie Oles LLP
    Smith Currie Oles LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Howard Roth's specific areas of focus include handling claims under the Contract Disputes Act. He also has experience dealing with bid protests and issues arising from the Other Transactions Authority.
  10. Jeffrey A Belkin
    4
    Jeffrey A Belkin
    Alston & Bird LLP
    Alston & Bird LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Jeffrey Belkin is best known for his representation of clients in the healthcare space in contentious and noncontentious government contracts matters. His practice includes acting in bid protests and advising on M&A.
  11. Jessica Sharron
    4
    Jessica Sharron
    Alston & Bird LLP
    Alston & Bird LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Jessica Sharron has developed a strong government contracts practice, with notable experience of advising clients in the healthcare sector on bid protests and investigations.
  12. Joe Martinez
    4
    Joe Martinez
    Dentons US LLP
    Dentons US LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Joe Martinez is commended for his ability to advise clients on cost accounting issues and performance disputes.
  13. Kayleigh Scalzo
    4
    Kayleigh Scalzo
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Kayleigh Scalzo has a burgeoning practice in the government contracts arena, with a strong reputation in handling complex bid protests before the GAO.
  14. Kelley P Doran
    4
    Kelley P Doran
    Perkins Coie LLP
    Perkins Coie LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Kelley Doran has a broad government contract practice, offering expertise in bid protests, contractual claims and regulatory compliance.
  15. Kyle Jefcoat
    4
    Kyle Jefcoat
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Kyle Jefcoat receives high praise for his broad government contracts practice, which includes strengths in bid protests and issues related to the False Claims Act.
  16. Lawrence Block
    4
    Lawrence Block
    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Winston & Strawn LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    “Lawrence is incredibly bright and creative. He has deep subject matter expertise and understands the practicalities of business that clients must weigh into legal strategies."
  17. 4
    Michael Schaengold
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Michael Schaengold cochairs the government contracting department at Greenberg Traurig. He has amassed a strong reputation for his bid protest work before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims.
  18. Noah Bleicher
    4
    Noah Bleicher
    Jenner & Block LLP
    Jenner & Block LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Noah Bleicher focuses his practice on matters relating to procurement, particularly in handling bid protests, stemming from the insight gained from his service at the GAO. He frequently represents clients drawn from a range of industries in high-stakes protest litigation.
  19. Paul A Debolt
    4
    Paul A Debolt
    Venable LLP
    Venable LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Paul Debolt advises clients on a broad range of government contracts matters. His particular areas of focus include conducting due diligence in relation to mergers and acquisitions of contractors, and representing clients in a variety of disputes, including bid protests.
  20. Peter Dungan
    4
    Peter Dungan
    Miles & Stockbridge PC
    Miles & Stockbridge PC | Head of Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Peter Dungan draws from a wealth of experience to counsel clients on contracting matters, attracting particular praise for his abilities in bid protests and related litigation.
  21. Scott Hommer
    4
    Scott Hommer
    Venable LLP
    Venable LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    "His experience handling all kinds of matters is a key strength of his. He is very client friendly and he keeps us up to date with developments on our cases."
  22. Steven Cave
    4
    Steven Cave
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Steven Cave focuses his practice on providing transactional assistance and compliance advice, with notable experience of advising clients in the IT, consulting and pharmaceutical sectors.
  23. Tara Ward
    4
    Tara Ward
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Tara Ward has a growing reputation for her extensive experience in assisting clients with claims under the Contract Disputes Act and disputes before the GAO.
  24. Todd J Canni
    4
    Todd J Canni
    BakerHostetler LLP
    BakerHostetler LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Todd Canni coleads the BakerHostetler LLP's government contracts practice. He has stand-out experience representing government contractors before the US Department of Defense Suspension Debarment office. He displays prowess in handling complex FCA qui tam cases.
  25. Tracye Howard
    4
    Tracye Howard
    Wiley
    Wiley | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Tracye Howard is recognized for her representation of contractors and subcontractors in bid protests before the GAO. She also offers counsel related to small business matters and provides compliance advice.
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Band 5
  1. 5
    Adam Lasky
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Adam Lasky is well regarded for his burgeoning practice advising clients on substantial bid protests and contract disputes.
  2. Alexander Ginsberg
    5
    Alexander Ginsberg
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    "Alex demonstrates an exceptional understanding of government contracts law and provides outside-the-box thinking."
  3. Daniel Cook
    5
    Daniel Cook
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Daniel Cook assists government contractors on a broad array of matters including bid protests and cost disputes. He boasts notable experience advising medical device manufacturers.
  4. Dawn E Stern
    5
    Dawn E Stern
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Dawn Stern is noted for her proficiency in advising government contractors on complex issues of compliance relating to cybersecurity obligation. Additionally, she is well versed in handling contentious government contracting matters, including bid protests and contract disputes.
  5. Dominique Casimir
    5
    Dominique Casimir
    Blank Rome LLP
    Blank Rome LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Dominique Casimir is well regarded for her work in the government contracts litigation space. She acts on behalf of contractors in a number of industries including healthcare, defense and professional services.
  6. Elizabeth Jochum
    5
    Elizabeth Jochum
    Blank Rome LLP
    Blank Rome LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Elizabeth Jochum has particularly impressive experience in major bid protests as a key part of her strong government contracts practice.
  7. Erica Bakies
    5
    Erica Bakies
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Erica Bakies has a growing government contracts practice, with particular prowess in bid protests. She also offers compliance counsel to major contractors and is adept at handling internal investigations.
  8. Franklin Turner
    5
    Franklin Turner
    McCarter & English, LLP
    McCarter & English, LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Franklin Turner coleads the firm's government contracts and global trade practice group. His wide-ranging practice sees him routinely dealing with government contracting matters including bid protests, M&A transactions, internal investigations and costs disputes. He has experience handling issues related to the US Small Business Administration.
  9. Gary Campbell
    5
    Gary Campbell
    Perkins Coie LLP
    Perkins Coie LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Gary Campbell has significant experience advising government contractors on federal, state and local procurement matters. He has deep industry knowledge in the aerospace and defense industry on a range of matters from compliance issues to M&A transactions.
  10. Gunjan Talati
    5
    Gunjan Talati
    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Gunjan Talati showcases an impressive breadth of work, with notable strength guiding clients on compliance and bid protest matters before the GAO.
  11. Hal Perloff
    5
    Hal Perloff
    Husch Blackwell LLP
    Husch Blackwell LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Hal Perloff is well regarded for the work he carries out on behalf of government contractors. He is skilled in handling bid protests as well as breach of contract and general compliance matters.
  12. 5
    Jennifer Zucker
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Jennifer Zucker is recognized for her adept handling of significant bid protests for a wide array of clients.
  13. John G Horan
    5
    John G Horan
    Faegre Drinker
    Faegre Drinker | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    John Horan has a broad government contracts practice. He is experienced in matters involving bid protests, internal investigations and contract claims.
  14. 5
    John McCarthy
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    John McCarthy is sought out by clients to defend major contract awards. He has notable experience handling protests before the Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims.
  15. Kelly Buroker
    5
    Kelly Buroker
    Vedder Price PC
    Vedder Price PC | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Kelly Buroker is a member of the firm's government contracts practice group. She is commended for her handling of a range of work in this area, including bid protests before the GAO and the CFC.
  16. Richard Arnholt
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    Richard Arnholt
    Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
    Bass, Berry & Sims PLC | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Richard Arnholt is frequently retained by government contractors in bid protests and claims litigation. He demonstrates further capability in handling FCA matters.
  17. 5
    Robert Tompkins
    Holland & Knight LLP
    Holland & Knight LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Robert Tompkins is a seasoned government contracts attorney with in-depth knowledge of procurement law, and is known for representing clients in high-stakes bid protests before the Court of Federal Claims.
  18. Sam Knowles
    5
    Sam Knowles
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Sam Knowles displays strong capability handling M&A transactions involving government contractors. He is called upon to represent clients in bid protests and to provide counsel on complex compliance issues.
  19. Stephen Knight
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    Stephen Knight
    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Haynes and Boone, LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Stephen Knight is a renowned government contracts lawyer who is well placed to advise clients on a range of matters, from subcontractor disputes to advising on compliance and M&A.
  20. Stephen McBrady
    5
    Stephen McBrady
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Stephen McBrady is recognized for his significant expertise litigating claims involving the US Government. He routinely handles high-value claims before the CBCA and the ASBCA.
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Up and Coming
  1. Alejandro Sarria
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    Alejandro Sarria
    Miller & Chevalier Chartered
    Miller & Chevalier Chartered | Government Contracts
    2024 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Alejandro Sarria has an impressive track record acting on behalf of significant government contracting clients. He is regularly called upon to litigate a variety of contracting claims such as contract disputes, bid protests and civil litigation arising from government operations.
  2. Amanda Sherwood
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    Amanda Sherwood
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Government Contracts
    2024 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Amanda Sherwood has a burgeoning practice which sees her regularly advise significant clients on bid protests, cybersecurity and regulatory matters.
  3. Locke Bell
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    Locke Bell
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | Government Contracts
    2024 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    "He is very good at developing and understanding complex legal theories and coming up with creative solutions for challenging problems."
  4. Scott A. Freling
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    Scott A. Freling
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Scott Freling has emerged as an impressive practitioner in handling transactional matters for government contractors. He frequently advises on the complex regulatory compliance matters in M&A transactions which involve contractors.
  5. Sonia Tabriz
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    Sonia Tabriz
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Government Contracts
    2024 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Sonia Tabriz is recognized for her excellent government contracts practice, including capably assisting on bid protest matters.
  6. Stacy Hadeka
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    Stacy Hadeka
    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Hogan Lovells US LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Up and Coming | 4 Years Ranked
    Stacy Hadeka is developing a strong practice with a particular focus on clients in the aerospace and defense sector. She is adept at assisting on bid protests and False Claims Act investigations.
  7. Townsend Bourne
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    Townsend Bourne
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    "She is thorough, practical, and helps distill large amounts of complex information into an understandable and workable action plan."
Associates to watch
  1. Caitlin Conroy
    Caitlin Conroy
    Steptoe LLP
    Steptoe LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Associates to watch | 2 Years Ranked
    Caitlin Conroy is an associate in the firm's government contracts group. She routinely represents clients in industries such as aerospace and defense, technology and healthcare.
  2. Sarah Burgart
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | Government Contracts
    2024 | Associates to watch | 2 Years Ranked
    Sarah Burgart's burgeoning practice in this area sees her regularly advise contractor clients on bid protests claims.