Daniel Chudd is a government contracts attorney with significant experience in government contracts litigation and dispute resolution and avoidance. Dan’s interest in government contracts was sparked during his clerkship with Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. That experience, combined with his in-depth industry knowledge, has made Dan an effective advocate for his clients. In addition, a secondment with a major defense contractor gave Dan valuable insight into the everyday challenges facing government contractors. He draws upon these experiences to develop creative and strategically sound approaches to the myriad issues that his clients face.
One of Dan’s favorite aspects of government contracts litigation is the variety of different disputes and forums in which he has been able to practice. Dan routinely represents clients in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He also represents clients in qui tam False Claims Act matters at the district court and appellate levels. Dan has also appeared before federal and state courts, administrative bodies, and the Civilian and Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals. The subjects of these disputes have ranged from contract claims and termination disputes with a government customer to contractor and subcontractor disputes.
Dan is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the state of Virginia and before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Dan also holds an active security clearance and has experience with Special Access Programs.
Counseling and Investigations
In addition to representing clients in litigation, Dan regularly counsels clients on pre-litigation and dispute avoidance matters, contract changes, and requests for equitable adjustment. He advises clients on matters related to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), as well as the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA), Procurement Integrity Act (PIA), and other legal and ethical obligations. Dan also counsels clients on a number of cybersecurity and data security issues that impact government contractors. In addition, Dan represents clients in internal investigations related to government contracts matters.
More about Dan
Dan is active in the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section, serving as the co-chair of its Membership Committee and as a vice-chair of its Bid Protest and Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection Committees. Dan also serves as a member of the firm’s Litigation Associate Evaluation Committee and as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Homestretch, a non-profit organization focused on assisting homeless families in the Northern Virginia area.
When he is not practicing law, Dan enjoys spending time with his family, coaching Little League, and playing golf.
Daniel Chudd has received the following rankings and recognitions:
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