Justin Chiarodo > Blank Rome LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Blank Rome LLP
United States

Work Department

Government Contracts


Justin is partner and Chair of Blank Rome’s nationally ranked Government Contracts Practice. He focuses his practice on all aspects of federal, state, and local procurement law. He has spent his entire career helping leading and emerging government contractors successfully navigate high-stakes litigation, compliance, and regulatory matters. Recent engagements include the successful defense of a $300 million sole-source award under a requirements contract for a major tactical wheeled vehicle program, managing the government contracts aspects of the $380 million sale of a defense electronic systems manufacturer, and defeating a $10 million False Claims Act suit based on the public disclosure bar.

Justin’s experience extends to the full range of issues contractors encounter in the public sector marketplace, including bid protests, government investigations, contract claims and disputes, cost accounting and audit matters, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, suspension and debarment, and False Claims Act defense. In his role as practice Chair, Justin leads a team of 25 professionals, with a singular focus on client service.

Justin was recently recognized as a client service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group (one of only three Government Contracts lawyers nationally) and selected by Law360 as a Government Contracts MVP for 2020. Chambers USA notes that Justin is “[c]alled ‘an emergent presence in the government procurement law space.’” Chambers also states that sources say he “is a fantastic lawyer who is very responsive and understands how to resolve complex issues in a timely manner” and that he “is highly skilled and knowledgeable, with the ability to oversee a complex process with agility.” Please click here to view Mr. Chiarodo’s full biography.

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United States > Government > Government contracts

Blank Rome LLP is well known for its strength in False Claims Act litigation, bid protests, enforcement and compliance matters. Offering clients interdisciplinary solutions, the practice is supported by complementary practices, aiding the team’s strong record in high-profile and high dollar cases. Capable of advising contractors in all industries, the team maintains a focus in the aerospace, maritime, healthcare, IT, and defense sectors. Justin Chiarodo leads the practice and has extensive bid protests experience and is also strong in cost accounting issues and contract disputes. Dominique Casimir is the go-to and a suspension and debarment expert. Also within the team is Scott Arnold, who offers extensive public procurement experience, and trusted counsel for clients. Stephanie Harden and Luke Meier are also recommended. All practitioners mentioned are based in Washington DC.