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Todd Steggerda

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McGuireWoods LLP

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Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation

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Partner

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Todd is the chair of the McGuireWoods Government Contracts practice, and he also chairs the firm's Defense and Government Contracting Industry Team, a multi-disciplinary practice providing a broad range of government contracts, labor and employment, and corporate merger and acquisition counseling to clients operating in the defense, national security, and government contracting sectors. A former U.S. Navy officer and pilot with an aerospace engineering degree to accompany his law degree, Todd offers nearly 20 years of legal experience in litigation and enforcement matters in government contracting and other arenas. He handles complex litigation and investigations on behalf of leading defense, national security, technology, and international construction companies providing services and products to the U.S. government. Over the course of his legal career, Todd has represented some of the leading defense companies and other notable clients on qui tam whistleblower suits regarding claims of procurement fraud brought under the False Claims Act, claims litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Government Accountability Office bid protests, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) size challenges, compliance/ethics counseling and mandatory disclosure regarding federal procurement, and a variety of other advising and litigious matters. Todd has represented leading contractors in enforcement proceedings and controversies involving the Department of Defense; the Department of Justice; the departments of the Air Force, Navy and Army; the Defense Criminal Investigative Service; the Defense Contract Audit Agency; the Special Inspector General for Iraq/Afghanistan Reconstruction; the U.S. Agency for International Development; the SBA; the Department of State; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and the General Services Administration. Todd litigates matters before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and has handled a wide range of contractor-related litigation in both state and federal courts, often involving sophisticated advanced weapons technology and complex government contracting issues. He also responds to congressional inquiries related to defense and national security. In addition to leading internal investigations and handling regulatory enforcement actions, Todd has resolved disputes over contractor-related projects and programs in foreign jurisdictions, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Russia and Jordan. Before joining McGuireWoods, Todd practiced government contract litigation as a partner for a global law firm. He was chief counsel to John McCain’s 2008 presidential election campaign, and he currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association.


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Clients praise the 'experienced' team at McGuireWoods LLP for its 'trustworthiness' and the 'exceptional' quality of its leadership, service and advice. In a significant individual representation, Washington DC's George Terwilliger and Benjamin Hatch represented former US Representative Aaron Schock following a 24-count DOJ indictment on fraud and false statement charges arising from his official expense reimbursements and subsequent reports to the Federal Election Committee; following motions to dismiss, two counts were removed from the indictment, while the team continues to represent the client in a preliminary criminal investigation launched by the DOJ. In Richmond, Richard Cullen and Patrick Rowan are also handling a number of representations on behalf of public figures in high-stakes investigations. The group also represents several multinationals, including corporations and financial institutions, in state, federal and cross-border investigations. Charlotte's Kenneth Bell, Richmond's John Adams and practice chair Todd Steggerda in Washington DC are also names to note. In a major hire, Emily Gordy joined the Washington DC office from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, where she managed enforcement operations.

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