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Michael F. Mason

Washington, D.C.

Michael F. Mason

Mike Mason's clients frequently turn to him to handle high-stakes matters. Mike leads a multidisciplinary team focused on providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients in the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services (ADG) industry.

He represents clients in bid protest litigation before the Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims, often involving contracts valued in hundreds of millions, or billions, of dollars. Mike assists clients where there are allegations of misconduct, including False Claims Act litigation, Procurement Integrity Act violations, suspension and debarment proceedings, cyber incidents, and mandatory disclosures.

Mike also guides clients through the complex and ever-changing myriad of government regulatory requirements. Mike has years of experience assisting clients with all aspects of the Federal Supply Schedule program, especially including the "high risk" areas of pricing disclosure and monitoring requirements. Mike regularly helps clients with gap assessments and the construct of compliance programs. Mike's comprehensive knowledge benefits clients on all aspects of cybersecurity, including government safeguarding and reporting requirements. Mike is also a key participant in the firm's Government Contracts practice, where he represents clients in bid protest litigation, contract claims and disputes, False Claims Act litigation, government investigations, and complex compliance challenges.

Mike's dedication to the firm's clients has been widely recognized. Mike has repeatedly been named among "America's Leading Business Lawyers" in Government Contracts by Chambers USA. Mike received back-to-back "MVP" honors for Government Contracts by Law360, and has been recognized by Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal for Government Contracts. In 2015, Mike received a Client's Choice Award for "Excellence in Services" in the Public Procurement category.

"[He] is knowledgeable about many facets of government contract law. Whether the issue involves False Claims Act violations, ethics reporting disclosures, protests, Inspector General audits or GSA schedule contracting, he is a tremendous resource and offers dependable advice."

Chambers USA 2017

Representative experience

Achieved summary judgment and total victory for leading aerospace and defense client in multimillion dollar action filed in U.S. district court.

Successfully represented large aerospace contractor in one of largest bid protests ever filed at Court of Federal Claims.

Defended several Federal Supply Schedule contractors in False Claims Act litigation, resulting in favorable settlements.

Filed successful bid protest at GAO, leading to corrective action and subsequent award of US$300m+ contract to our client.

Represented government service provider in mandatory disclosure & suspension proceedings before several agencies and offices of inspector general.

Guided commercial company through government contracts compliance gap assessment and compliance program buildout.

Obtained GAO sustains of two related bid protests for government security contractor on contracts to be performed in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Represented and supported client in all aspects of data breach investigation, reporting, and interactions with government.

Achieved summary judgment and total victory for leading aerospace and defense client in multi-million dollar action filed in U.S. district court.

Filed successful bid protest at GAO, leading to corrective action and subsequent award of US$300M-plus contract to our client.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 1996
  • B.A., Ursinus College, 1991


  • Advisor, Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector
  • Member, Advisory Board, BNA Federal Contracts Report publication
  • Member, Advisory Board, Pubklaw.com
  • Member, Editorial Board, Public Contract Law Journal, American Bar Association
  • Member, Government Procurement Industry Advisory Board, George Washington University Law School
  • Vice Chair, Bid Protest Committee, American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland


Government: Government Contracts: Bid Protests (Nationwide), Spotlight Table

Chambers USA


Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide)

Chambers USA


Government: Government Contracts

Legal 500 US


Government Contracts

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers


Government Contracts

Who's Who Legal


"Excellence in Service," Public Procurement

Client Choice Awards


Government Contracts MVP


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