Lyle F. Hedgecock

Associate | Washington, D.C. | (202) 572-6769
(202) 572-6769

Lyle Hedgecock is an associate in the Government Contracts practice group in the Washington, D.C. office.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Lyle served as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and had a decorated military career in the U.S. Air Force. Following his active-duty service, he provided legal services to the Air Force Legal Office, Joint Base Andrews, to resolve high-profile white-collar investigations of suspected Federal Acquisition Regulation violations and counseled government clients on Federal Acquisition Regulation compliance issues.

Lyle has managed the execution of multi-billion dollar contracts involving sensitive, high-technology space systems, including contractual and compliance responsibilities. In addition, he was the Director of Operations of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program at the NOAA Satellite Operations Center, where he supervised the U.S. Air Force weather satellite constellation.  Lyle also commanded an experimental satellite detachment and conducted test and evaluation of cutting-edge space technologies.

Lyle worked as an Emergency Actions Officer at the Pentagon, where he organized and facilitated national leadership discussions on emerging global events including foreign missile launches, major terrorist activity, and wartime command and control conferences. Additionally, he has served as an instructor, evaluator, and combat-crew commander in strategic nuclear missile operations.

Lyle received his B.S. in Management Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. He continued his education at the American Military University, where he received his M.S. in Strategic Intelligence. Lyle earned his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law, where he studied government contract law, national security law, and space law. Outside of the classroom, Lyle was a student attorney at the general practice and civil advocacy clinics and received a Clinical Legal Education Association’s Student of the Year Award.

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