Steven L. Schooner

Steven L. Schooner

Title: Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program

Telephone: 202.994.3037

B.A., Rice University; J.D., College of William and Mary; LL.M., George Washington University

Specialties/Areas of Expertise:
Government contracts; government procurement; federal procurement policy; defense procurement; acquisition reform; contractor compliance and ethics; bid protests; claims and dispute litigation; purchasing; professional workforce qualification and training


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Brief Bio:

  • former associate administrator for procurement law and legislation at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget
  • previously served as a trial and appellate attorney in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Department of Justice
  • former active duty Army judge advocate; served as a commissioner at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
  • adjunct professor (retired judge advocate), Contract and Fiscal Law Department, Judge Advocate General's School of the Army (Charlottesville, Virginia)
  • associate editor and faculty adviser of the American Bar Association's Public Contract Law Journal for more than 20 years
  • co-author of The Government Contracts Reference Book: A Comprehensive Guide To The Language of Procurement (3d ed. 2007)
  • fellow of the National Contract Management Association
  • certified Professional Contracts Manager
  • consultant and ombudsman on corporate compliance and ethics matters related to the federal government; experienced arbitrator, mediator, neutral, and ombudsman