Ellen M. Lynch

Special Counsel


Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.7731 F: +1.202.508.9332
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Ellen Lynch's practice focuses on representing government contractors in federal court litigation arising from all stages of the procurement process. Ms. Lynch represents large and small contractors in such disputes with the federal government. Ms. Lynch has significant trial and appellate experience in complex commercial litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lynch served as a Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Counsel with the Department of Justice's Commercial Litigation Branch. During her more than nine years at the Department, Ms. Lynch served as lead counsel representing the United States in complex contract disputes before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Court of Federal Claims.

Ms. Lynch also worked as an Assistant Counsel with the United States Navy's Office of the General Counsel, Naval Sea Systems Command, where she advised clients on a variety of procurement and personnel matters.

Related Experience

U.S. Department of Justice

  • Argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including appeals from the United States Court of Federal Claims, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
  • Lead counsel for two trial teams in complex commercial litigation cases
  • Lead counsel for numerous bid protests, takings claims, and Contract Disputes Act and Tucker Act disputes

U.S. Department of the Navy

  • Represented the Navy in administrative proceedings before the Government Accountability Office, Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Government contracts attorney at a major acquisition center, provided legal advice on all stages of major acquisitions including planning, source selection, and contract administration
  • Provided advice on labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining agreements and discrimination claims


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