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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.

Education

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

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

Admissions

District of Columbia

Virginia

Activities

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 Letter to Congressional Committees, Caddell Constr. Co. Inc., B-411005.1, B-411005.2, Apr. 20, 2015, 2015 CPD 132, Bid Protest Decision, from Susan A. Poling, General Counsel, U.S. Government Accountability Office (September 28, 2015) - Government Contracts 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Appendix C, Procedure in Procurement Protest Cases, Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1491(b) - Government Contracts 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Bid Protests 2016: Key Issues and Interesting Trends in Recent Cases - Government Contracts 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Bid Protests: Guide for Document Redactions - Government Contracts 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2015 (December 10, 2015) - Government Contracts 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sample Bid Protest Pre-Filing Notice - Government Contracts 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Bid Protests 2017: Litigating a Bid Protest - Government Contracts 2017, Friday, September 15, 2017
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