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Ralph O White

Government Accountability Office
Managing Associate General Councel
Washington, DC, USA

Ralph White is the Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, within the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  Since joining GAO in 1989, Mr. White has handled bid protests as a writing attorney/hearing officer, as an Assistant General Counsel leading a team of GAO attorneys, and since early 2010, as the Managing Associate General Counsel leading GAO’s bid protest forum.

Prior to joining GAO, Mr. White was an associate attorney in the Washington, D.C. Office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, where he practiced government contracts law from 1985 to 1989.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. White worked for six years as a Senate staffer, including serving on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the Oversight Subcommittee of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.  In the Senate, Mr. White specialized in federal procurement policy, including staff work on the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, and other procurement-related legislation.

Mr. White is a graduate of the College of William and Mary (B.S. 1978), and the Catholic University Law School (J.D. 1985).

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