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Gregory A. Smith

Of Counsel

Tysons Corner Office
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6300
Fax: (703) 847-6312

Mr. Smith is a past Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Public Contract Law and Chair of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council. His practice focuses on federal procurement counseling, dispute resolution and litigation, claim analysis and preparation. 

Mr. Smith has represented domestic and international clients in negotiations with government agencies, and he has counseled clients extensively on matters involving defective pricing, cost accounting and contract performance disputes - including audits, investigations and terminations. He has represented prime contractors and subcontractors in claims before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. district courts and courts of appeals, and he has tried complex cases before the Boards of Contract Appeals involving shipbuilding and other major claims. In addition, he has litigated contract award disputes before the Government Accountability Office and the federal courts. His practice also involves counseling and litigation involving security clearance issues.

Mr. Smith served as law clerk to the Honorable Marion T. Bennett, U.S. Court of Claims (now the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).  


The respected publication Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business cites Mr. Smith for his government contracts practice.

In 2011, Mr. Smith received the Court of Federal Claims “Madison Award” for “distinguished service to the Court,” an award given to those who have “contributed to the advancement of justice and the rule of law.”

In 2009 and 2011, Mr. Smith was named a "Top Washington Lawyer" by The Washingtonian magazine in government contracts law.

In 2007, Mr. Smith was designated by the Washington Business Journal as one of the three "Top Washington Lawyers" in Government Contracts.

In 2005, Mr. Smith was named among Washington's Legal Elite by Washington SmartCEO magazine.


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1972)
A.B., (chemistry), Miami University, (1969)

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia
District of Columbia

Court Admissions

United States Court of Federal Claims 
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association


Mr. Smith has published numerous technical and legal articles in journals including:

  • "The Court of Federal Claims in the 21st Century:  Specific Proposals for Legislative Changes," The George Washington Law Review (September/October 2003) (co-author)
  • "Price-Based Acquisition: The Promise and Risk," The Government Contractor (January 2000)
  • "Reimbursement of Legal Costs," Government Contract Audit Report (July/August 1999)
  • "Cost Accounting Standard 405: Unallowable Costs," Government Contract Costs, Pricing & Accounting Report (June 1997) 
  • "Phase II of FAR Part 15 Rewrite: Organizational and Other Changes to Pricing Provisions," The Government Contractor (May 1997)
  • "The Federal Court Improvement Act of 1982: Its Impact on the Resolution of Federal Contract Disputes," 13 Public Contract Law Journal 201 (February 1983)
  • "The New 'Four Step' Source Selection Procedure: Is the Solution Worse Than the Problem?" 11 Public Contract Law Journal 322 (June 1980)

Teaching Engagements

In 2016, Mr. Smith was appointed Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law where, as an adjunct member of the faculty, he teaches a Seminar on Federal Government Contracts.