Charles L. Capito

Partner | Washington, D.C. | (202) 887-1683
(202) 887-1683

Charles Capito is a partner in both Morrison & Foerster’s National Security and Government Contracts + Public Procurement practices.

In the National Security space, he counsels clients frequently on the complex and evolving requirements of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), as U.S. businesses and foreign investors balance their business plans against CFIUS’s considerable role in protecting U.S. national security. Charles also regularly advises clients on U.S. export control regimes in the context of specific transactions and day-to-day counseling – in particular the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) – and issues that government contractors face when subject to Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI). Charles speaks and writes regularly on these and other topics in the national security space.

Charles is also a seasoned Government Contracts practitioner, where he assists government contractors with a wide variety of litigation issues. He focuses on pre- and post-award bid protests, and contracts claims and disputes. Charles has extensive experience at the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, the boards of contract appeals, and other judicial and administrative tribunals. Additionally, he counsels clients on prime- and subcontractor disputes, organizational conflicts of interest, small business issues, compliance with federal procurement regulations, and government contracts mergers and acquisitions.

Charles graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he served as senior articles editor of the Washington & Lee Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University.

Prior to joining the firm, Charles served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams at the United States Court of Federal Claims and worked as an associate other large international firms.

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