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Aaron M. Levin focuses his practice on government contracts litigation before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and Small Business Administration. Bringing a wide range of experience working for government agencies, he advises companies on all stages of federal acquisitions and government procurements, from solicitation to contract administration, to claims and litigation.

Serving as Assistant General Counsel in the Contracts Group of the Office of General Counsel for the United States Department of Defense, Aaron reviewed and advised on federal government contracts to operate and maintain the Pentagon and the DoD’s associated facilities. He also identified and addressed government contracting regulatory and compliance issues relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (FAR/DFARS), cyber, intellectual property (IP), audits, disputes, bid protests, equitable adjustments, investigations, agreements, lawsuits, and claims.

Previously, Aaron served as an Ethics Specialist in the Office of Ethics of the United States Department of Agriculture, where he advised USDA employees and political appointees on topics raised by the Ethics in Government Act, such as gifts of travel, financial conflicts of interest, misuse of position, appearance issues, the Procurement Integrity Act, the Hatch Act, and lobbying. In this role, he reviewed, certified, and advised on financial disclosure reports to mitigate potential ethics violations. He also prepared and delivered ethics trainings, drafted agency responses to congressional inquiries, client recusal agreements, and referrals to the Inspector General.

Concentrations

  • Government Contracts
  • Bid Protests
  • Contract Disputes Act
  • Inspector General and Other Investigations
  • Defense & National Security Issues
  • Ethics & Procurement Integrity Act; The Hatch Act

Capabilities

Experience

  • Assistant General Counsel, Contracts Group, Washington Headquarters Services & Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, United States Department of Defense, 2018-2021
  • Ethics Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Ethics, Office of General Counsel, 2016-2018
  • Legal Intern, United States Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Procurement Law and Litigation Divisions, Office of Chief Counsel, 2015-2016
  • Honors Law Clerk, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance, Water Enforcement Division, 2015
  • Ethics Intern, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Ethics, 2014
  • Judicial Intern, Chief Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith, United States Court of Federal Claims, 2014
  • Access to Markets Intern, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Business Development, Minority Business Development Agency, 2010
  • Wealth Management Intern, Merrill Lynch, 2009

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, 2021 Department of Defense Spirit of Service Award, May 2021
  • Team Member, USDA, “OGC Award for Excellence and Outstanding Team,” 2017
  • Case Screener, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, 2015
  • Volunteer Law Clerk, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Employment/Benefits Law Unit, 2014
  • Legal Intern, The Gulf Center for Law and Policy, 2013

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2016
    • Notes Editor, The Federal Circuit Bar Journal
  • B.A., Business Administration, University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business, 2012
Admissions
  • California
‡  Admitted to practice in California. Practice in District of Columbia limited to federal courts and agencies.