Scott E. Whitman is an associate in the firm’s Government Contracts and Litigation practices. Mr. Whitman represents government contractors in bid protests, claims, and investigations, and he provides strategic counseling on claim preparation, contract formation, and transactions. Mr. Whitman also represents clients in complex commercial litigation, investigations, and appeals.
Mr. Whitman focuses his practice on government contracts and represents a wide range of government contractors – including major defense contractors, small and veteran-owned businesses, and other entities – across the entire spectrum of Federal and state/local procurement. Mr. Whitman litigates bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the US Court of Federal Claims (COFC), the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA), and other tribunals. He also counsels clients on numerous issues that arise throughout the procurement lifecycle – including drafting teaming agreements, contract formation, termination, preparation of requests for equitable adjustment (REAs), claim preparation, issues relating to performance evaluations (CPARs), and compliance issues. Mr. Whitman is a member of the Associates Committee and maintains an active pro bono practice – currently representing an international humanitarian organization in an investigation by USAID-OIG, and co-authored an amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in support of terror victims.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Whitman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Matthew H. Solomson of the United States Court of Federal Claims. During law school, Mr. Whitman gained experience in a broad array of trial and appellate litigation matters, through internships at two boutique litigation firms, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.