- 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
- Don’t Be Fooled by Fakes: Five Issues to Address in Complying with DOD’s New Counterfeit Electronic Parts Rule
Jon W. Burd and Craig Smith
Spring 2014 | Government Contracts Issue Update
- DOD Issues Final Rule on Counterfeit Electronic Parts
Jon W. Burd and Craig Smith
May 6, 2014
- FTC and DOJ Release Guidance on Antitrust Implications of Cybersecurity Information Sharing
Megan L. Brown, Scott D. Delacourt and Jon W. Burd
April 11, 2014
- Cybersecurity Developments: Does the NIST “Voluntary” Framework Portend New Requirements for Contractors?
Jon W. Burd
Fall 2013 | Government Contracts Issue Update
- New DOD Final Rule Imposes Cyber-Reporting Obligations and Basic Safeguarding Protocols for “Unclassified Controlled Technical Information”
Kevin J. Maynard, Jon W. Burd and Gary S. Ward*
November 20, 2013