Edward DeLisle > Thompson Hine LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3537
United States

Work Department

Government Contracts and Construction


Ed focuses on federal contracting, construction law, construction litigation, and small business procurement and litigation. He drafts and negotiates construction contracts, teaming agreements and joint venture agreements for subcontractors, contractors, developers and owners. In addition, he litigates, arbitrates and mediates complex construction and procurement cases in various jurisdictions and forums.

Ed also provides guidance on small business procurement. He assists clients in obtaining certification as small and small disadvantaged businesses at the municipal, state and federal levels. He participates in bid protests involving Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, HUBZone and 8(a) set-aside contracts and assists with responding to best-value procurements at the state and federal levels. Ed also assists government contractors in international disputes involving the federal government, with experience relating to Department of Defense and Department of State work in Germany, Lithuania, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel and Somalia.

Not admitted to the D.C. Bar; practice supervised by D.C. Bar Members. Admitted in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Saint Joseph’s University, B.A., 1992, cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Government > Government contracts

With ‘a wide range of knowledge’, Thompson Hine LLP offers comprehensive assistance with government contract matters at federal, state and local levels. Based in Washington DC, the team demonstrates notable strength in the telecom, IT, life sciences and defense industries, where it handles contract disputes, compliance programs and False Claims Act matters. Leading the group is Francis Purcell, who is sought after to handle intellectual property and M&A-related government contracts matters as well as litigation. Ryan Spiegel  focuses on compliance, counselling and dispute resolution work involving bid protests, trade secrets and False Claim Act cases. A new addition to the team includes Edward DeLisle, who joined the firm in September 2022 from Offit Kurman.