David Dixon is one of the top-rated Government Contracts attorneys in Washington, DC.
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David concentrates his practice on the formation, administration and litigation of government contracts, grants and cooperative agreements at the federal level.

David’s clients range from large Fortune 500 companies to small, disadvantaged businesses. These companies offer the federal government a wide range of products and services, including, among other things, major weapons systems and subsystems to the Department of Defense, Medicare administration, health information technology, and analytics services to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as pharmaceutical, engineering, construction, and transportation products and services.

Representative Experience

  • Representing clients during pre-award and post-award bid protests at U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as in size and status protests at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Recovering clients’ uncompensated contract costs through litigating, arbitrating or negotiating claims against the government, and regularly representing clients when contracts have been terminated for default or convenience.
  • Advising clients during the procurement preparation and proposal process, including, among other things, conducting compliance audits and due diligence, conducting organizational conflict of interest (OCI) reviews and developing OCI mitigation plans.

Professional Highlights

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S., Government Contracts (2018-2019)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars – Government Contracts (2015 - 2016)


  • Co-Chair, International Procurement Committee, Public Contract Law Section, American Bar Association

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  • Speaking Engagements
    • “Do the Results Justify the Investment? A Dive into the Key Contract Disputes Act Cases of the Past 12 Months,” “Playing Offense and Defense: Strategies for Effective Bid Protests,” Pillsbury’s Annual East Coast Government Contracts Summit, Tysons, VA, May 14, 2019
    • 2019 Update - Advanced Flow-Downs, Mandatory DFARS Clauses, and Best Practices, February 20, 2019
    • 2019 Update - Mandatory FAR Flow-Down Clauses and Best Practices, January 16, 2019
    • Speaker, Agency Counsel's Perspective Panel, and Practitioner's Perspective Panel - Perspectives on Bid Protests (June 21, 2018 – McLean, VA)
    • Pillsbury’s Government Contracts Fall 2017 Briefing – Panel on Protest Updates; Panel on Cybersecurity (Oct. 3, 2017 – Tysons, VA)
    • Supply Chain Symposium – Advanced Flow-Downs, Mandatory DFARS Clauses and Best Practices, Public Contracting Institute (February 15, 2017; May 18, 2016)
    • Supply Chain Symposium – Mandatory and Suggested FAR Flow-Down Clauses and Best Practice, Public Contracting Institute (January 17, 2018; January 18, 2017; January 20, 2016)
  • Publications
    • Kingdomware Revisited: VA’s “Rule of Two” takes priority over AbilityOne, Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report, Authors: David B. Dixon, Toghrul Shukurlu, January 2019, Vol. 5 No. 1.


  • LL.M., The George Washington University Law School
    with highest honors

    J.D., Suffolk University Law School
    cum laude

    B.A., University of North Carolina


  • District of Columbia



  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

    U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia