Nathan Castellano, Special Counsel in the Government Contracts Practice, advises clients on all aspects of doing business with and litigating against the federal government.   Mr. Castellano is a widely recognized thought leader in the government contracts community and a seasoned advocate with experience litigating high-profile bid protest matters before the Government Accountability Office, United States Court of Federal Claims, Federal District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Castellano’s experience also includes resolution of government contract disputes under the Tucker Act and Contract Disputes Act (CDA); non-traditional contracting vehicles including Other Transaction Authority (OTA), Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), and Technology Investment Agreements (TIAs); Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) matters; intellectual property issues including data rights and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program; small business and other set-aside programs; and general contract and grant compliance counseling.

Mr. Castellano previously clerked for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and worked as a legal consultant in the World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD).      Mr. Castellano studied procurement law extensively at the George Washington University Law School, working as a research assistant to Professor Steven Schooner and graduating as a Murray Schooner Procurement Scholar.            Mr. Castellano is a widely published author, with articles cited in leading treatises and used as course material.