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Bryan M. Byrd
Washington +1 202 662 5704 bbyrd@cov.com Download V-card

Bryan Byrd has experience advising clients across a broad range of issues arising from their participation in government contracting.

Mr. Byrd’s practice covers multiple subject-matter areas, including: contract negotiations, bid protests, flow-down requirements, schedule contracts, compliance, and performance disputes. He works with clients in many industries, including life sciences, defense, and construction.

Public Health Contracting

  • Successfully assisted multiple clients in contract negotiations involving work to be performed for the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Defense in connection with significant threats to public health, including Ebola.
  • Advised a major pharmaceutical company on exclusive licensing requirements for government-owned vaccine technology.

Performance Disputes

  • Successfully represented defense contractor in breach of contract suit brought by subcontractor in Eastern District of Virginia’s “rocket docket.”

Other Representative Matters

  • Advised multiple government contractors on intellectual property issues relating to government contracting, including subject invention reporting and domestic manufacturing preferences.

Pro Bono

  • Advised leading nonprofit organization for the protection of children who enter the U.S. immigration system alone regarding government contract compliance.
  • Represents veterans in filing petitions for extraordinary relief from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims directing the Department of Veterans Affairs to certify veterans’ appeals of benefits decisions.
  • Assists with the coordination of Covington’s Cardozo Saturday Academy, a partnership between Cardozo Senior High School and Covington providing educational enrichment programs for high school students.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School, Scholarly Writing Program, Public Contract Law Journal
  • Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Young Lawyers Committee

Previous Experience

  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Attorney-Examiner, U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals