B.A., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Georgetown University
Mr. Papson is a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where he has been in private practice for over 30 years. His practice focuses on government contracts and other business litigation, with a particular emphasis on bid protests and contract formation issues. His practice also includes conflict of interest and ethics matters, contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition claims, and Freedom of Information matters. Chambers USA 2012 recognized Mr. Papson as one of the nation's leading government contracts and protest lawyers. Mr. Papson is a past chair of the ABA Public Contracts Section Bid Protest Committee and is active in public service and DC Bar activities. He also serves as a mediator in the mediation program administered by the D.C. Circuit Executive for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Papson was a law clerk to a United States district judge.