Michael J. Schaengold focuses his practice on government contracts litigation and counseling, and on litigation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Mike is the Chair of the firm’s Government Contracts & Projects Practice. His substantial government contracts dispute and bid protest experience includes litigation of major cases before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Court of Federal Claims, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Boards of Contract Appeals. He has represented clients in disputes involving most major departments and agencies of the U.S. government and, in recent years, has focused on procurements involving the Department of Defense (DOD), the General Services Administration (GSA), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of State (DOS), among others. He also has substantial experience in due diligence reviews and other issues related to the acquisition, merger, spin-off or sale of government contractors.
Mike regularly represents clients in patent/government contracts litigation in the Court of Federal Claims and in patent appeals to the Federal Circuit, and has represented clients in some of the largest Federal Circuit appeals, including several valued at more than $500 million. He has been appointed by four Federal Circuit Chief Judges to that Court’s Advisory Council and/or Rules Advisory Committee, and has been appointed by three Court of Federal Claims Chief Judges to that Court’s Advisory Council. He currently serves on both Councils and, from 2004-2010, was Co-Chair of the Federal Circuit Advisory Council.
Mike is a frequent lecturer on government contracts, Federal Circuit and Court of Federal Claims topics. He has lectured at West Government Contracts Year in Review Conferences, PubKLaw Year in Review Conferences, Federal Circuit Judicial Conferences, Federal Circuit Bar Association Conferences, ABA Public Contract Law Section seminars, the Association of Board of Contract Appeals Judges seminars, the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association Conferences, Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Conferences, the George Washington University Law School’s Government Procurement Law Program, the University of Virginia School of Law, University of Maryland School of Law and George Mason University School of Law programs. He has published more than 50 articles on Government Contracts, Federal Circuit and Court of Federal Claims topics.
•Contract Disputes Act
•Court of Federal Claims, Board of Contract Appeals, GAO and Federal Circuit litigation
•Inspector General and other government investigations
•Suspension, debarment and ineligibility determinations
•False Claims Act and qui tam litigation
•Mergers, acquisitions, sales and spinoffs of government contractors
•Grants and cooperative agreements
•Technology, defense and national security, homeland security
•Patent litigation including against the U.S. Government under 28 U.S.C. 1498
•Litigation, dispute resolution and mediation
•Hon. H. Robert Mayer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1987-1988
•Hon. H. Robert Mayer, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1986-1987
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2007 and 2013-2019
•Listed, Who's Who Legal, Government Contracts, 2015-2018
•Listed, Washingtonian magazine, Top Lawyers - Government Contracts, 2017
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate and Construction - Construction, 2015