Ronald Schechter

Ronald A. Schechter

Retired Partner

Ronald Schechter had extensive experience in all aspects of government contracts law, with a particular emphasis on False Claims Act cases, fraud investigations, and suspension and debarment. He represented clients in investigations involving the Department of Justice, the Defense Contract Audit Agency, and the Inspectors General and the Suspension and Debarment Offices of many agencies. Mr. Schechter also assisted clients with regard to their obligations under the FAR mandatory disclosure rule. He advised clients in the national security area, addressing government contracts issues unique to that area, including obtaining liability protection for their products and services. His experience included litigation under the Administrative Procedure Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

Mr. Schechter was a featured speaker at West Publishing's "Government Contracts Year in Review" and was a member of the ABA Task Force on Implementation of the Mandatory Disclosure Rule. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schechter served as a Trial Attorney for the US Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch. He was a frequent lecturer and author on various subjects associated with government contracts and legal ethics.


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1976
  • BA, Syracuse University, 1972
  • District of Columbia
Government & Military Service
  • Trial Attorney, Commercial Litigation Branch, US Department of Justice
  • US District Court, District of Columbia, The Honorable Harold H. Greene
  • Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer's Ethics & Practice Committee

  • Member, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's Pro Bono Committee

  • Former chair, DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee

  • Member, CAIR Coalition Legal Advisory Board

  • Former member, ABA Task Force on Implementation of the Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct and Mandatory Disclosure Rule

  • Member, Board of Directors of Kids In Need of Defense, Inc.

  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section

    • Member, Debarment and Suspension Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors of Forum Theatre


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