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Hon. Jonathan D Zischkau

Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
Board Judge
Washington, DC, USA


Jonathan Zischkau was appointed to the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on December 4, 2011.

Prior to joining the Board, he was Associate Counsel at the Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Counsel, within the Department of the Navy’s Office of the General Counsel. He handled protests before the GAO and provided advice to programs involving the procurement of services and warfare-related systems in support of the fleet.

Prior to his position at NAVSEA, he served as a judge at the District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board from July 1993 through December 2010, and was chair of the Board for 8 years. During his tenure with the Board, he was elected to the District of Columbia Bar’s Government Contracts and Litigation Section Steering Committee (2004-2006), served as a panelist at various Bar-sponsored procurement programs, and was an editor of the government contracts chapter of the D.C. Practice Manual. From 1986 to 1993, he was an associate attorney in the government contracts group at Crowell & Moring, in Washington, D.C. From 1984 to 1986, he served as a technical law clerk for Hon. Phillip B. Baldwin, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. From 1982 to 1984, he was an associate attorney at Fish & Neave, in New York, litigating patent and trademark cases.

He serves as a co-chair of the Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee of the ABA Public Contract Law Section, and is a member of the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association. He received a B.S. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1979, and a J.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1982. He and his wife, Alice, have six children and live in the District of Columbia. He teaches a second grade religious education class at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, has coached youth soccer in the District, and serves as a trustee of the Youth Leadership Foundation which provides youth mentoring and character and leadership development.
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