Locke Bell focuses his practice on contractor rights in patents, data, and software, compliance with federal cybersecurity laws and regulations, and litigating bid protests and claims disputes before the Government Accountability Office, boards of contract appeals, and Court of Federal Claims.
Locke graduated from the University of Virginia in 2011, receiving a B.S. with high honors in mechanical engineering. In 2015, he earned his J.D. with honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Public Contract Law Journal and received the Patricia A. Tobin Government Contracts Award for excellence in the area of government contracts law. While in law school, Locke also worked at the U.S Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner specializing in the mechanical arts.
Locke recently returned to Morrison & Foerster after clerking for Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams at the Court of Federal Claims. Locke is actively involved in the American Bar Association, where he serves as co-chair for the Aerospace & Defense Industries Committee in the Section of International Law, and the Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Journal, for which he serves as an Associate Editor.
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