Nathan Castellano advises clients on all aspects of doing business with and litigating against the federal government. His experience includes: bid protests, contract disputes, False Claims Act litigation, FOIA, Foreign Military Sales, Buy American & Trade Agreement Acts, suspension and debarment, general contract and grant compliance, audits, teaming agreements, subcontracting, small business issues, cost accounting, data rights and intellectual property, and fiscal law.

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.


The 809 Panel's Bid Protest Reform Recommendations
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Construction Law360, Government Contracts Law360, Health Law360, Project Finance Law360, Public Policy Law360
DOD's New Rules Of The Road For 'Other Transactions'
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Compliance Law360, Government Contracts Law360
Government Contracts
Panelist, 34th Annual Federal Circuit Symposium, American University Law Review, Washington, DC
The Federal Circuit Addresses Commercial Item Contracting Palantir & K-Con (pdf)
Breifing Papers, Thomas Reuters, Issue 18-12
Fed. Circ. Ruling Highlights Bid Protester Standing Issues
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Appellate Law360, Government Contracts Law360, Health Law360, Technology Law360


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

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