J.D., magna cum laude, George Mason University School of Law
B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
Law Clerk for the Honorable Lawrence J. Block, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2004-2006)
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia Bar
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Jon counsels government contractors and subcontractors on a range of legal matters. He regularly litigates bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), and federal agencies, including classified protests. Jon conducts internal investigations involving allegations of contractor fraud or abuse in conjunction with Department of Justice (DOJ) and Inspector General (IG) subpoenas, suspension and debarment proceedings, and employee whistleblower claims, and helps clients develop and maintain internal compliance and training programs. He also has experience in mergers and acquisitions and other due diligence activities unique to government contractors.
- Litigates bid protests at the GAO and COFC.
- Conducts due diligence on behalf of buyers, sellers, and underwriters on issues unique to government contractors.
- Defends False Claims Act (FCA) and qui tam claims in the federal district courts, including claims of whistleblower protection violations.
- Represents government contractors in defense of suspension and debarment proceedings, including negotiation of administrative agreements resolving suspensions and debarments.
- Represents government contractors in disputes with the federal government, including threatened terminations, claims under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), and appeals of contracting officer final decisions to the Boards of Contract Appeals.
- Conducts internal investigations and defends DOJ and/or agency IG investigations, including representing government contractors during employee interviews conducted by the DOJ or IG investigators.
- Assists with the development and implementation of internal compliance and training programs.
- Adjunct Professor, Commercial Paper, George Mason University School of Law (2005-2006)
- Summer Law Clerk for the Honorable Bruce Levine, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (2003)
- Intern for the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice (2001-2002)
- Works with the Whitman-Walker clinic to represent clients with HIV/AIDS pursuing claims for Social Security disability benefits
- American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Public Contract Law
- Co-Chair, Acquisition Reform & Emerging Issues Committee
- Bid Protest Committee
- Procurement Fraud Committee
- Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, Board of Governors
- Named one of Bisnow’s “Trending 40 Lawyers Under 40”, which recognizes up-and-coming lawyers from the Washington, DC metro area who have distinguished themselves with exceptional performance and potential (2015).
News & Insights
- December 30, 2015 | Alert
- August 27, 2015 | AlertDepartment of Defense Issues Sweeping Interim Rule To Expand Cybersecurity Safeguarding Requirements, Reporting Obligations, and Cloud-Based Security
- August 14, 2015 | AlertOffice of Management and Budget Releases Proposed Cybersecurity Guidelines for Government Contractors
- Summer 2015 | Newsletter
- June 18, 2015 | Press Release
- March 24, 2015 | ArticleBloomberg BNA's Federal Contracts Report
- March 3, 2015 | Washington, DC | SpeakerTip of the Spear: Cybersecurity Obligations Will Start - But Not Stop - with Government ContractorsDC Bar Government Contracts and Litigation Section
- Winter 2015 | Newsletter
- Spring 2014 | Newsletter
- May 7, 2014 | Media MentionLaw360
- May 6, 2014 | AlertBy Jon W. Burd, Craig Smith
- April 11, 2014 | Alert
- Fall 2013 | Newsletter
- November 20, 2013 | AlertNew DOD Final Rule Imposes Cyber-Reporting Obligations and Basic Safeguarding Protocols for “Unclassified Controlled Technical Information”
- July 8, 2013 | Alert
- May 21, 2013 | AlertBy Jon W. Burd, Craig Smith
- May 17, 2013 | Alert
- May 8, 2013 | Arlington, VA | Speaking EngagementDue Diligence in Federal Contractor Mergers & AcquisitionsFederal Publications Seminars
- February 27, 2013 | Media MentionLaw360
- February 13, 2013 | AlertCombating Cyber-Terrorism: President Issues Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
- January 23, 2013 | SpeakerCyber Security: Recent Developments and a Case for Self DefenseL2 Federal Resources Webinar
- January 11, 2013 | SpeakerLawline Breakfast Series
- January 2, 2013 | Press Release
- August 24, 2012 | Alert
- August 7, 2012 | AlertGoing Low: Ninth Circuit Holds that False Estimates and Fraudulent Underbidding Can Lead to False ClaimsGovernment Contracts Law360
- May 14, 2012 | AlertBy Jennifer S. Zucker, Jon W. Burd
- May 2012 | ArticleCybersecurity Challenges for Government ContractorsContract Management Magazine
- Spring 2012 | ArticleGovernment Contractor Perspectives on CybersecurityThe Procurement Lawyer, Vol. 47, No. 3
- Summer 2012 | ArticleFederal Circuit Year-In-Review 2011: Certainty and Uncertainty in Federal Government ContractsPublic Contract Law Journal, Vol. 41
- Winter 2012 | Newsletter
- February 24, 2012 | Alert
- November 11, 2011 | New York, NY | SpeakerCritical Issues: Government Contractor Merger & Acquisition IssuesLawLine
- May 25, 2011 | SpeakerOrganizational Conflicts of Interest and What the Recent FAR Proposal Will Mean for Your BusinessTechAmerica Webinar
- May 24, 2011 | ArticleLaw360
- May 19, 2011 | AlertInterim DFARS Rule Authorizes Payment Withholdings Up to 10% for Contractor Business Systems With Significant Deficiencies
- May 9, 2011 | AlertBy Kara M. Sacilotto, Jon W. Burd
- March 2011 | ArticleGovernment Contract Costs, Pricing & Accounting Report
- January 7, 2011 | AlertBy Jon W. Burd, Eric W. Leonard
- June 8, 2010 | Press Release
- February 19, 2010 | Press Release