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Scott N. Flesch Appointed to U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

Washington, DC, April 1, 2024 – Miller & Chevalier announced that Member Scott N. Flesch has been appointed to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) Advisory Council as a member of the newly formed Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. The appointment is for a two-year term, expiring in 2026. The current co-chairs of the Advisory Council are the Honorable David A. Tapp and Nancie G. Marzulla, Esq. The chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee is the Honorable Marian Blank Horn.

The role of COFC's Advisory Council is to "advise the court on matters referred to it by the court or deemed relevant by the council's members pertaining to the administration of the court and the court's relation to the bar and to the public." RCFC 83.4(a) see also 28 U.S.C. §2077(b).

About U.S. Court of Federal Claims 

The COFC is a court of record with national jurisdiction. It was recreated in October 1982 by the Federal Courts Improvement Act pursuant to Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution. The court consists of 16 judges nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate for a term of 15 years. After 1982, the court retained all the original jurisdiction of the Court of Claims and continues, uninterrupted, a judicial tradition more than 140 years old. The court has since been given new equitable jurisdiction in the area of bid protests, as well as jurisdiction in vaccine compensation. COFC is authorized to hear primarily money claims founded upon the Constitution, federal statutes, executive regulations, or contracts, express or implied in fact, with the U.S. One aspect of the court's jurisdiction involves government contracts. It was within the public contracts jurisdiction that the court was given new equitable authority in late 1996. 

About Miller & Chevalier 

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, International Law, Litigation, ERISA, White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, Government Contracts, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. A significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit


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