Ted Richard, LL.M. '09
An assistant attorney to the U.S. Air Force Commercial Law and Litigation Directorate, Ted Richard earned his LL.M. with a concentration in government procurement in 2009. Currently stationed in Afghanistan, he works on government procurement and fiscal issues. He will be the staff judge advocate at a base in Oklahoma when he returns.
At GW Law, the enthusiasm of the Law School’s professors quickly rubbed off on Ted. He discovered that government contracting is dynamic and at the core of modern political controversies. In addition to studying, he seized opportunities to develop his skills and knowledge outside of the classroom—Ted and his partner won best brief in the 2009 McKenna Long & Aldridge "Gilbert A. Cuneo" Government Contracts Moot Court Competition. “The competition provided the opportunity for me to apply course work, research, and writing to realistic scrutiny by top practitioners in the field,” Ted said. He also won the 2010 Patricia A. Tobin Government Contracts Award.
As future jobs take Ted around the world, he believes the knowledge obtained at GW Law will be essential. “I’m thankful to the Law School for providing a solid subject matter foundation and making me a better attorney,” he said.