- J.D., magna cum laude, George Mason University School of Law
- B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia Bar
- Maryland Bar
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Jon W. BurdPARTNER
Mr. Burd 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. Mr. Burd 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 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 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.
PUBLICATIONSCURRENT | CHOOSE YEAR | VIEW ALL
- DOD Releases Long-Awaited Proposed Rule on Counterfeit Electronic Parts
Jon W. Burd, Craig Smith and Benjamin Kohr
May 21, 2013
- GSA Seeks Input on How Procurement Policy Can Drive Cybersecurity Improvements
Jon W. Burd, Megan L. Brown and Nova J. Daly
May 17, 2013
- Combating Cyber-Terrorism: President Issues Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
Megan L. Brown, Jennifer S. Zucker, Jon W. Burd, Scott Weaver, Nova J. Daly and Caroline Rose Van Wie
February 13, 2013
- Proposed FAR Rule Would Require Contractors to Follow Basic Security Protocols for Information Systems
Jon W. Burd
August 24, 2012
- Going Low: Ninth Circuit Holds that False Estimates and Fraudulent Underbidding Can Lead to False Claims
Jon W. Burd
August 7, 2012 | Government Contracts Law360