Locke Bell advises government contractors in every facet of their businesses, with a particular focus on protecting intellectual property, licensing technical data and computer software, and navigating nontraditional acquisition agreements, such as other transaction agreements, or OTAs. In addition to counseling on a wide variety of matters, ranging from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to Federal data security standards, he also has successfully litigated bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims, and claims disputes before the Court and boards of contract appeals.
Locke graduated from the University of Virginia, receiving a B.S. with high honors in mechanical engineering, and while in law school, he worked at the U.S Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner specializing in the mechanical arts. 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. Locke went on to clerk 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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