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David F. Dowd

David F. Dowd

Mayer Brown LLP

Washington, DC, USA

David Dowd is an experienced litigator whose practice has a strong emphasis in government contracting issues and controversies. He advises such clients as those involved in information technology, large military systems, engineering services, and other industries regarding federal procurements and related issues. His counsel in this area includes commercial items, conflicts of interest, cost allowability issues, defective pricing, contract and subcontract negotiations, contract financing, assignments and novations, leasing, prime/sub disputes, preparation of claims, and procurement fraud.

David also handles procurement controversies, as he litigates bid protests and disputes before the

Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims, represents contractors in litigation and arbitrations involving government contracts, and tries federal court litigation focused on contract disputes and alleged fraud.

David has roughly 25 years of practice experience, having joined Mayer Brown’s Washington, DC office in 2001 after practicing with two other national law firms.


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif

Georgetown University, AB, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa


District of Columbia



American Bar Association (Member, Section of Public Contract Law)

Former Co-Chair, ABA PCL Bid Protest Committee

David F. Dowd is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Bid Protests at GAO: A Descriptive Guide, GAO-18-510SP, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Government Accountability Office (May 2018) - Government Contracts 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Matter of: Oracle America, Inc., B-416061 (Comp. Gen. 2018) - Government Contracts 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2017, B-158766, U.S. Government Accountability Office (November 13, 2017) - Government Contracts 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Acetris Health, LLC v. The United States, No. 18-433C (Fed. Cl. July 10, 2018) - Government Contracts 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Protests: Why Do We Need (or Want) Protest Remedies? - Government Contracts 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018

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