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Rand Allen Named a Leading Government Contracts Attorney

November 2, 2004

Washington, DC- Rand L. Allen, chair of Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP's Government Contracts Practice has been named a "Leading Government Contracts Attorney" by the Legal Times.

The Legal Times story on Mr. Allen spotlights some of his many successes and notes that since joining the firm in 1986 as its first government contracts partner, he has "built the practice from scratch, assembling a 25-lawyer group known for its depth and expertise." Commenting on the firm's Government Contracts Practice-which handles every aspect of government contracting, including bid protests, disputes, commercial litigation, terminations, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory issues-Mr. Allen told Legal Times, "That's the thing I'm proudest of, the team we built."

Mr. Allen's practice is diverse, spanning the full range of contracting issues. In virtually every aspect of government contracting, he has been the "go-to" counsel for industry on some of the highest-profile matters. As reported by the Legal Times, "his clients include the Boeing Co., the Hewlett-Packard Co., the Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS), and BAE Systems." Boeing Assistant General Counsel Steven Horton told Legal Times that Mr. Allen "brings to the table a tremendous amount of experience and depth in both the substantive legal requirements and the practical considerations for a big business like us."

Mr. Allen is on the Advisory Boards of the Federal Contracts Report and the National Contract Management Association, and serves as a Professorial Lecturer in Law (Government Contracts) at The George Washington University Law School. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and he received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.