Jeff Bozman

Jeff Bozman

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5829
Fax: +1 202 778 5829



  • William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 2012
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • William & Mary Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
    • Thatcher Prize for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Study
    • Lawrence W. I’Anson Award (highest award given to a graduating student by the Law School faculty)
  • 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
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia

Jeff Bozman draws on his past experience as a Marine Corps officer to advise companies who do business with the United States Government. Mr. Bozman’s practice includes procurement law and public policy, with an emphasis on national security issues. He has successfully represented clients in bid protests at both the GAO and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Representative Matters

  • Helped defense contractors craft and implement legislative and policy strategies to support major acquisition programs, including significant aircraft and vehicle programs for the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
  • In the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, successfully defended the selection process for a multi-year AbilityOne contract worth more than $65 million.
  • Represented telecommunications, transportation, and cybersecurity companies in filings and negotiations with CFIUS and the Defense Security Service.
  • Successfully represented a large government contractor in proceedings before a military department Suspending and Debarring Official, resulting in a determination of present responsibility.
  • 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.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Marine Corps officer (Active 2005-2009; Reserve 2009-2013)

Pro Bono

  • Blocked the improper administrative separation of two active duty transgender Army Soldiers; coordinated with a team from the ACLU to persuade the military services and the Department of Defense to revise policies governing open service by transgender service members.
  • Before the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, advised senior officials of a state with a constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage about options for providing benefits to same-sex partners of state employees.
  • Successfully represented a U.S. Army veteran in obtaining entitlement to Combat-Related Special Compensation.

Publications and Speeches

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