Thomas C. Papson
Thomas C. Papson is an experienced litigator and bid protest lawyer, focusing on business litigation relating to government contracts. His practice includes conflict of interest and ethics matters, contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition claims, Administrative Procedure Act and Freedom of Information matters, contract and tort claims against the United States, and protests of both state and federal government contract awards. Chambers USA 2013 recognized Mr. Papson as one of the nation's leading government contracts and protest lawyers.
A past chair of the Bid Protest Committee of the ABA Public Contract Law Section, Mr. Papson has prosecuted and defended major bid protest cases involving telecommunications, information technology, healthcare, and aerospace/defense procurements in the federal courts and before the Government Accountability Office. He also has litigated several major cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets in the employment context. Mr. Papson represents both requesters and information submitters in FOIA litigation in the federal courts. He has substantial experience as a mediator.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Papson was a law clerk to Judge John J. Sirica in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
- J.D., Georgetown University, 1977
- B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1973
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- "FEATURE COMMENT:The Odds Of Winning A Contract After Protesting Are Higher Than You Think," The Government Contractor, April 24, 2013 (co-author)
- "The Proposed Organizational Conflicts Of Interest Rule: New Opportunities To Avoid or Mitigate Conflicts," Westlaw Journal, July 11, 2011 (co-author)