Bill is an associate focusing on Maritime, Admiralty and Government Contracts matters.

Prior to attending law school, Bill served for eleven years as an officer and naval aviator in the U.S. Navy. He served as a helicopter pilot, a Navy R.O.T.C. instructor, and a staff officer in the headquarters staff in Baghdad, Iraq. He made three afloat deployments in Navy warships, each involving more than six months at sea, as well as multiple shorter voyages. In Iraq, Bill was responsible for reviewing and evaluating proposed acquisitions and for conducting appropriated fund expenditure rate analyses, giving him invaluable practical experience in defense contracting.

    • Education

      • J.D., William & Mary School of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2015
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    • Memberships

      • Virginia State Bar, 2015
      • Eastern District of Virginia, 2016
      • Naval Academy Alumni Association
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  • Represents and advises government contractor clients in regulatory compliance, government contract novation, government investigation response, contract claims and requests for equitable adjustment (“REAs”), internal corporate investigations, suspension and debarment proceedings, bid preparation, bid protest, and prime-sub disputes. Also advises and represents government contractor clients in employment discrimination and employee compensation matters.
  • Represented government contractor and construction industry clients as lead counsel in multiple contract lawsuits and disputes.
  • Represents and advises clients in cases involving maritime injury and contract claims. Represents and advises marine insurance carrier clients in coverage investigations and related litigation.
  • Helped obtain Virginia Supreme Court ruling approving application of federal qualified immunity for marine police officer defendant in state court maritime negligence action.
  • Defended marine construction company in jury trial of Jones Act negligence suit, resulting in jury award of less than 10% of amount plaintiff sought.

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