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Shomari Wade focuses his practice on government contracts and maintains an active litigation practice which includes bid protests and claims before the Government Accountability Office, Court of Federal Claims, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, as well as various Federal and State Courts. He works in small business programs such as SBA 8(a), HUBZone and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. Shomari’s practice also includes contract formation work, including negotiating of teaming agreements, forming joint ventures and developing small business subcontracting plans. Additionally, he provides advice to companies relating to export control regulations, Buy American Act and Free Trade Agreements. Shomari regularly provides ethics advice and conducts Standards of Conduct training to clients as well as establishing corporate compliance programs for government contractors. Shomari also assists clients with corporate due diligence reviews and special financing transactions under the Assignment of Claims Act.


  • Bid protests
  • Small business program compliance
  • Ethics and standards of conduct
  • Export control
  • Contract compliance
  • Assignment of Claims Act
  • The Procurement Integrity Act
  • Mitigation of organizational conflicts of interest


Esperienze Professionali - Attività Accademiche

  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC and GCM Grosvenor, as joint sponsors, in connection with their acquisition of Hallcon Corporation from Canadian private equity firm Novacap. Hallcon is the leading North American provider of mission-critical transportation services and infrastructure for a broad range of customers including railroads, universities, airports, hospitals and health care systems, public transit, technology and industrial companies, and other large employers seeking custom transportation solutions.
  • Represented Crestview Partners in connection with the acquisition of Emerald EMS, an electronics manufacturing services provider specializing in high-mix, low-volume engineering, design, prototyping, testing, assembly and lifecycle support services for blue-chip original equipment manufacturers across a range of end markets.
  • Prevailed in October of 2018 on a GAO protest related to a Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) solicitation.
  • GAO bid protest on behalf of client challenging Agency’s ineligibility determination based on unreasonable application of late proposal submission.°
  • Represented D.C. Certified Business Enterprise before D.C. Contract Appeals Board in protest resulting in Agency Corrective Action.°
  • Represented small business before GAO in bid protest resulting in corrective action taken on behalf of U.S. Agency.°
  • Represented plaintiff in State Court breach of contract claim against teaming partner.°
  • Protested multimillion-dollar U.S. Navy contract based on violation of SBA affiliation regulations.°
  • Represented Fortune 50 Company in State bid protest.°
  • Pursued Miller Act claim in Federal Court against surety on behalf of client where prime contractor failed to pay for work performed.°
  • Litigated multimillion-dollar IT bid protest for major international telecommunications company.°
  • Defended multimillion-dollar contract award for client in small business set-aside protest before Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA).°
  • Defended before GAO and SBA of $10 million U.S. Air Force contract award for small business client.°
  • Assisted small business in appealing its suspension and debarment before Federal agency.°
  • Conducted Standards of Conduct training for government contractors.°
  • Set up Limited Liability Corporation in West African nation in effort to support client’s Joint Venture.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Wade prior to him joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia
    • Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs, 2008-2009
    • Deputy Director, Office of Boards and Commissions, 2007-2008
  • Intern, Virginia Ship Repair Association in the Government Contract’s Committee, 2005

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Selected, National Black Lawyers – Top 100 Professional Honorary Organization, 2016
  • Member, ABA Public Contract Law Section, 2015-Present
  • Board Member, District of Columbia Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA), 2016-2019
  • Former Chairman, Advisory Committee to the Office of Administrative Hearings, 2009-2012
  • Past Chairman, Federal Bar Association Government Contracts Section, 2011


  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, Tulane University Law School
  • Diploma di maturità, magna cum laude, Howard University
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims