Jeff Bozman

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Covington & Burling LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2401
Tel: 202.662.5829
Fax: 202.778.5829






  • William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 2012
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • William & Mary Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, A.B., 2005
    • cum laude

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Rebecca Beach Smith, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2012-2013

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia


  • German

Jeff Bozman practices with the Government Contracts and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation groups in the Washington, DC office.  His Government Contracts experience includes bid protests and compliance advisory matters.  His Employee Benefits work focuses on pension, retirement and welfare plan design, including compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and associated regulations.  Mr. Bozman also advises clients on benefits and compensation consequences of mergers, acquisitions, asset sales and other corporate transactions.

Mr. Bozman maintains an active pro bono practice focused on veterans law and military personnel issues.

Representative Matters

  • Advised Steve Ballmer on employment, pension, and other benefits matters in his acquisition of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA franchise from the Sterling Family Trust for a record sales price of $2 billion.
  • Successfully defended a $98 million contract for operations and maintenance services against a protest filed with the Government Accountability Office.
  • Conducted two internal investigations: one relating to the selection of a health care vendor; and one involving accusations of contractor misconduct and improper spending from employee benefits trusts.
  • Provided employee benefits and executive compensation advice to a pharmaceutical manufacturer in its $2.6 billion acquisition of a specialty biopharmaceutical company.
  • Amended savings, retirement and welfare plans of a Fortune 500 company to support integration of new employees following a major acquisition.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Marine Corps, Officer (2005-2009)

Honors and Rankings

  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor-in-Chief, William & Mary Law Review, Volume 53
  • Thatcher Prize for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Study, 2012
  • Lawrence W. I’Anson Award, 2012 (highest award given to a graduating student by the Law School faculty)

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented a U.S. Army veteran in obtaining entitlement to Combat-Related Special Compensation.

Publications and Speeches

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