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C. Peter Dungan

Washington, D.C.

C. Peter Dungan

Pete Dungan brings two decades of national security and public procurement law experience to bear for his clients. As an Army veteran, Pete knows failure is not an option when clients trust him with the most important matters – when a billion dollar contract is on the line, when the government seeks to claw back hundreds of millions of dollars, and when a contractor's eligibility to continue winning government business is at risk. Pete gets results, period.

A litigator by training, Pete secures positive results for contractors in bid protests and contract claims against federal agencies as well as state, local, and educational (SLED) organizations. He is the veteran of more than 80 bid protests at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Pete is recognized by his peers as a leader in contract disputes, and he serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Public Law's Bid Protest Committee as well as Vice-Chair of its Contract Claims and Dispute Resolution Committee.

But Pete is much more than a litigator contractors count on; he possesses deep understanding of the industry. His broad base of experience – gathered from two decades of military service – allows him to provide unique perspectives to his clients in transactional and investigational matters. Pete has advised on some of the most important and complex mergers and acquisitions in the government services industry. And, Pete is an authority on matters affecting contractors on the battlefield, having served in Afghanistan advising a special operations task force.

Early on, Pete dedicated his life to service. He continues that commitment, currently serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves assigned as Deputy Chair and Adjunct Professor in the Contract and Fiscal Law Department of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Pete coordinates the firms' pro bono efforts directed at veterans, and he devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing veterans in benefits claims and discharge upgrade requests.

Representative Experience

Successfully defended multi-billion dollar contract award to a large aerospace company in successive bid protests at both the U.S. GAO and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Filed several protests on behalf of disappointed contractors that led to corrective action by the respective agencies and award to the respective clients on reevaluation.

Served on the government litigation team that litigated and resolved the largest contract claim appeal ever asserted against the U.S. Army.

Advised on a multi-billion dollar "merger of equals" between two leading aerospace and defense contractors.

Represented several executives of large defense contractors in suspension and debarment actions, resulting in "no action" letters from the federal agency.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, 2009
  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2005
  • B.S., United States Military Academy at West Point, 1997


  • Co-Chair, Bid Protest Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Procurement Division, National Defense Industrial Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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