American Bar Association
Section of Public Contract Law: Bid Protest Committee

Section of Public Contract Law:
Bid Protest Committee


Provides timely information on developments and a forum for discussing significant issues involving the resolution of bid protests within the federal government, including the agencies, the GAO, and judicial forums. Conducts ongoing studies on the efficacy of the system for resolving bid protest of federal agency procurements.

Programs, Meetings & Events

Committee Events

ABA PCLS Bid Protest Comm Meeting

April 17, 2018
Oral Advocacy in Bid Protests: A Discussion of Oral Arguments at COFC and Hearings at GAO

ABA PCLS Bid Protest Committee Meeting & Lunch
Hosted by:

Bid protest practitioners frequently rely on oral advocacy to advance their protest arguments and positions. Whether at the Court of Federal Claims or the Government Accountability Office, oral advocacy can be an effective tool to win a protest.

Please join our distinguished panel for a broad discussion about oral advocacy in bid protest practice at COFC and GAO. The panelists will share their insights and perspectives and offer practice tips for COFC oral arguments and GAO hearings. The panelists bring a diverse array of viewpoints from the bench, the GAO hearing officer, the DOJ attorney, the agency counsel, and the private practitioner.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET

Jones Day
300 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Noah B. Bleicher, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, Procurement Law Division, Government Accountability Office

The Honorable Marian Blank Horn – Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Louis A. Chiarella – Senior Attorney, Procurement Law Division, Government Accountability Office
Daniel S. Herzfeld – Trial Attorney, Commercial Litigation Branch, Department of Justice
Erin V. Podolny – Senior Attorney, Procurement, Fiscal, and Information Law Branch, Department of Health and Human Services
Fernand A. Lavallee - Partner, Government Contracts Practice, Jones Day

Special thanks to Robin Overby of Jones Day for assisting in organizing this month’s meeting, and to Jones Day for hosting.

Lunch will be served at the price of $10.00 per person. To RSVP, please e < > .

There are a limited number of dial-in lines available for remote attendance. To reserve a dial-in line, please < > and request the dial-in information.

To the extent you RSVP and ultimately cannot attend the meeting after all, whether in-person or over the phone, please update your RSVP < >

When entering Jones Day, please enter from the 300 New Jersey Ave. entrance. Upon entering, the receptionist will provide instructions on accessing our 7th floor conference room.

Jones Day is located 3 blocks from the Union Station metro station, on the red line.

If you have any questions, please contact Cherie Owen < > or Noah Bleicher < > .


Co-Chairs, Bid Protest Committee
Noah Bleicher
James Boland
C. Peter Dungan
Scott Flesch
Brad Jorgensen
Doug Mickle
Cherie Owen

Section Events



    Bleicher, Noah
    Boland, James
    Dungan, Che
    Flesch, Scott
    Jorgensen, Brad
    Mickle, Douglas
    Owen, Cherie
    Walsh, Brian


    Beezley, Aron
    Bernstein, Alexis
    Carey, Jason
    Castellano, Nathaniel
    Chiow, Jeffery
    Chudd, Daniel
    Conant, Amy
    Debolt, Paul
    Duvall, Joshua
    Furin, Timothy
    Herzfeld, Daniel
    Hommer, J
    Khoury, Paul
    Kiraly, Stephen
    Kraycinovich, Michael
    Lasky, Adam
    Leavy, Elizabeth
    Litteken, Michelle
    McCarthy, John
    Meier, Luke
    Nagel, Christian
    Nandivada, Sandeep
    Nibley, Stuart
    Peyster, James
    Pickens, Annejanette
    Presley, Ashley
    Ries, Mark
    Stanford, Brian
    Turetzky, Matthew
    Vohra, Anuj
    Ward, Tara
    Weiner, Heather
    Weiss, Carla
    Windham, Frank
    Witwer, Kathryn

    Committee Roster  

    Modified by Scott Flesch on March 30, 2018

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