Douglas Mickle

Contact Details

Public Contract Law

  • Bid Protest
  • Council


I am an Assistant Director in the National Courts section of the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Division.  In this position, I assist in the management and supervision of more than 130 attorneys litigating cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and various other federal fora.  My primary role in National Courts is to lead the section’s bid protest litigation team, where I manage all aspects of the United States bid protest practice in federal court.  I also serve as a senior member of the National Courts section’s contracts disputes team.  In these roles, I supervise, devise, and coordinate case strategies in all phases of litigation in a wide variety of contract-based disputes and other commercial matters.  I also personally handle significant litigation cases and have regularly represented the section in matters involving components of the Department of Justice and other federal agencies.  I also have been the lead negotiator for the United States in resolving several procurement challenges and contract disputes.  I teach courses on litigating bid protests, contract disputes, and military personnel matters.  I also have been a featured panelist on these subjects at seminars sponsored by the Department of Defense, military services, Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, American Bar Association, and the Court of Federal Claims and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Bar Associations.  In addition to being a council member on the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Contract Law, I also serve as a member of the Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council.


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