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J.D., magna cum laude, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Order of the Coif

B.A., Brown University

Law Journals

Notes and Comments Editor, Maryland Law Review

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar 

Maryland Bar

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt

Colin counsels and represents government contractors and other companies on a broad range of legal issues, including investigations, bid protests, contract claims, and complex litigation in federal and state courts. He also has experience representing corporate clients in compliance and governance. A certified Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt, Colin uses the LLSI process and project management tools to continually improve the value proposition the firm delivers to its clients.

Representative Experience

  • Counsels clients in subpoena matters, False Claims Act and qui tam matters, criminal investigations, and civil investigative demands.
  • Conducts internal investigations and advise clients on potential liability, disclosure obligations, and corrective actions.
  • Counsels government contracting clients on a broad range of matters, including bid protests, contract claims and disputes, suspension and debarment matters, and complex civil litigation.
  • Advises government contracting clients on compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the Service Contract Act.
  • Counsels a sports and media holding company in compliance, governance, and transactional matters.
  • Represents pro bono clients in disability benefits and landlord-tenant matters.

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk, Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Educational Affairs Division (2016)
  • Judicial Extern, The Honorable Richard D. Bennett, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (2015)
  • Legal Extern, United States Attorney’s Office (2014)
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Richard J. Leon, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2014)
  • Tight End, Atlanta Falcons (2013)
  • Tight End, Jacksonville Jaguars (2011-2012)
  • Tight End, San Francisco 49ers (2010-2011)
  • Tight End, Indianapolis Colts (2009-2010)
  • Tight End, Cleveland Browns (2009)

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