Michael C. Mateer

Michael C. Mateer


Northern Virginia, (703) 760-7329


Vanderbilt University (B.A., 2001)
George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 2005)

Bar Admissions

New York
District of Columbia

Michael Mateer is an associate in the firm’s Northern Virginia office.  He provides counseling and litigation support to government contractor clients of all sizes.  Mike has successfully represented clients in claims disputes and bid protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office as well as contract disputes and environmental claims in various federal district courts.

Mike has significant Import/Export experience, including advising clients on compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Foreign Assets Control Regulations (OFAC), drafting and implementing Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs), requesting export licenses, conducting internal investigations, and making voluntary disclosures of violations to the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). 

Mike also works on matters related to internal investigations of potential False Claims Act violations and Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  He conducts due diligence related to corporate acquisitions of government contracting firms.   He has also advised clients on investigates compliance with domestic preference laws, such as the Berry Amendment and Buy American Act.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in 2012, Mike was an associate in the Government Contracts Practice at Dickstein Shapiro since 2006. Before joining Dickstein Shapiro, he was a clerk for the Honorable Christine Odell Cook Miller, Judge at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and served as a legislative aid to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Mike is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York Bar Association.

Mike graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2001 with a B.A. in economics and political science. He received his J.D., cum laude, from George Mason University Law School in 2005, where he served as senior research editor of the George Mason Law Review.

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