Nathan Castellano advises clients on all aspects of doing business with and litigating against the federal government. His experience includes: bid protest and contract disputes; non-traditional contracting vehicles including Other Transactions; Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) matters; intellectual property issues including data rights and the SBIR program; small business and other set-aside programs; and general contract and grant compliance counseling.

Mr. Castellano studied procurement law extensively at the George Washington University Law School, working as a research assistant to Professor Steven Schooner and graduating as a Murray Schooner Procurement Scholar. Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and worked as a legal consultant in the World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD). He is a widely published author, with articles cited in leading treatises and used as course material.

Experience

  • Successfully defended L3 Communications Integrated Systems L.P. against protest at the Court of Federal Claims. iAccess Techs., Inc. v. United States, 143 Fed. Cl. 521 (2019).
  • Successfully protested Blanket Purchase Agreement and task order awards under the Federal Supply Schedule at the Court of Federal Claims. Advanced Management Strategies Group, Inc./ReefPoint Group, LLC v. United States, 139 Fed. Cl. 404 (2018).
  • Successfully defended L3 Technologies against protest of award under the Compass Call program. The Boeing Company; Bombardier, Inc., B-417706, B-414380.2, August 25, 2017, 2017 CPD 274.
  • Successfully intervened in corrective action protest before the Court of Federal Claims, defeating motion for preliminary injunction. PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector, LLP v. United States, 126 Fed. Cl. 328 (2016).
  • Successfully challenged awardee's SDVOSB status before the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). CVE Protest of: Advanced Management Strategies Group, Inc./ReefPoint Group, SBA No. CVE-120-P (2019).
  • Successfully protested scope of corrective action on behalf of CSRA LLC and obtained recommendation that agency reimburse protest costs. CSRA LLC—Costs, B-415171.3, August 27, 2018, 2018 CPD 307. Agency request for reconsideration denied. United States Marine Corps—Reconsideration, B-415171, December 14, 2018, 2019 CPD 5.
  • Successfully obtained corrective action in post-award protest of IDIQ award for unmanned aerial vehicles, Arcturus UAV, B-417550.1 (2019).
  • Successfully obtained corrective action in pre-award protest of task order award for cyber security support services. Blue Glacier Management Group, B-416647 (2018).
  • Successfully obtained corrective action in post-award protest. G2SF, Inc., B-416508.1 (2018).
  • Successfully obtained corrective action in pre-award protest of task order competition, CSRA LLC, B-414230.2 (2017).

Perspectives

Federal Circuit's Approach to Government Contracts Cases
The 47th Annual Federal Acquisition Symposium, North Alabama Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Huntsville, AL
Government Contracts
The 35th Annual Federal Circuit Symposium, American University Law Review, Washington, DC
Federal Circuit Issues Controversial Decision Involving Expressly Unallowable Costs
Advisory
DOD May Clarify Sole-Source Production Contracting Rules
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Government Contracts Law360, Public Policy Law360
'Other Transactions' Are Government Contracts, And Why It Matters (pdf)
ABA's Public Contract Law Journal, Vol. 48, No. 3
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, George Washington University Law School, 2015, highest honors, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Roanoke College, 2012, magna cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna
Activities
  • Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University Law School
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