Michael Mason > Hogan Lovells US LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

Work Department

Public Procurement and Education




Mike Mason’s clients frequently turn to him to handle high-stakes matters. Mike leads a multidisciplinary team focused on providing a full spectrum of legal services to clients in the aerospace, defense, and government services  industry.

He represents clients in bid protest litigation before the Government Accountability Office  and U.S. Court of Federal Claims, often involving contracts valued in hundreds of millions, or billions, of dollars. Mike assists clients where there are allegations of misconduct, including False Claims Act litigation, Procurement Integrity Act violations, suspension and debarment proceedings, cyber incidents, and mandatory disclosures.

Mike also guides clients through the complex and ever-changing environment of government regulatory requirements. Mike has years of experience assisting clients with all aspects of compliance with unique government contracts requirements. Mike frequently advises clients on the Federal Supply Schedule program, especially including the “high risk” areas of pricing disclosure and monitoring requirements. Mike regularly helps clients with gap assessments and the construct of compliance programs. Mike’s comprehensive knowledge benefits clients on all aspects of cybersecurity, including government safeguarding and reporting requirements. Mike also guides clients through government-unique cost accounting and disclose requirements.




Member, Advisory Board, Law360 Aerospace and Defense


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, with honors; B.A., Ursinus College

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Government > Government contracts

Hogan Lovells US LLP is best known for its international public procurement expertise in the government contracting space. The full service practice offers clients an industry sector-focused approach, particularly the education, aerospace, defense, life sciences, IT, and cybersecurity sectors. The team is under the new leadership of education and healthcare sector expert William Ferreira, who offers a depth of global operational experience in award compliance, investigations, and research compliance. Joy Sturm leads the life sciences arm of the contracting practice, focusing on pharmaceutical and biotech industries; Allison Pugsley supports the practice, with great experience in the space. Michael Mason is global lead for the firm’s aerospace and defense industry sector group, with expertise in these industries. Counsel Michael Scheimer focuses on national security and cyber security, leveraging prior experience as a defense contractor. Senior associate Stacy Hadeka is highly recommended for her ‘exceptional’ bid protest expertise. Former practice head Michael Vernick  left the firm in March 2021. All practitioners mentioned are based in Washington DC.