David F. Dowd: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

David F. Dowd

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 263 3378

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Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • Life Sciences
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Government Contracts
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 263 3378
Fax: 202 263 5378
University Georgetown University, A.B., summa cum laude, 1989
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 1992
Admitted1992, Virginia; 1994, District of Columbia


American Bar Association (Member, Section of Public Contract Law)


David Dowd is an experienced litigator whose practice has a strong emphasis in government contracting issues and controversies. He advises such clients as those involved in health care, information technology, large military systems, engineering services, and other industries regarding federal procurements and related issues. His counsel in this area includes commercial items, conflicts of interest, cost allowability issues, defective pricing, contract and subcontract negotiations, contract financing, assignments and novations, leasing, prime/sub disputes, preparation of claims, and procurement fraud.

David also handles procurement controversies, as he litigates bid protests and disputes before the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims, represents contractors in litigation and arbitrations involving government contracts, and tries federal court litigation focused on contract disputes and alleged fraud.

Health care and insurance companies rely on David for advice regarding federal health care and insurance programs, including FEHBA, Medicare, TRICARE, and FEGLI. He represents these industry clients in bid protest and claim litigation regarding federal health care and insurance programs. In related matters, David counsels biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on biodefense purchasing opportunities and applications, including research and development.

David has more than 15 years of practice experience, having joined Mayer Brown's Washington, DC office in 2001 after practicing with two other national law firms.


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David F. Dowd

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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