U.S. Army Chief Trial Attorney Scott Flesch Joins Miller & Chevalier
Preeminent Bid Protest and Contract Disputes Lawyer Brings Decades of Government Experience to Top-Ranked Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation Practice
Washington, DC, November 6, 2023 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced Scott N. Flesch has joined the firm as a Member in the Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation practice. Flesch, who will represent clients in a broad range of government contracts litigation, brings more than 25 years of legal experience in the U.S. Army, most recently serving as its Chief Trial Attorney. Flesch joins Jason Workmaster and Alex Sarria as leading Members of the firm's Chambers USA-ranked government contracts group.
"Scott is a talented, thoughtful lawyer who enhances Miller & Chevalier's already-strong profile in high-stakes contract disputes and bid protests. His addition deepens our bench, giving our team fresh, high-level capacity to immediately handle bigger and more complex government contracts litigation for our clients. The critical insights he brings from two decades in government will be invaluable as we continue to invest in the practice and expand our client relationships," said Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, Chair of Miller & Chevalier.
"Winning the most challenging government contracts cases requires unique expertise, creativity, and a deep understanding of the federal government's strategic perspective. Having litigated so many complex cases while running what is essentially the Army's internal 40-person government contracts law firm, Scott knows how to develop a winning case and he knows the mindset of those representing the government," said Jason Workmaster, Miller & Chevalier's Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation Practice Lead. "Our clients will benefit immensely from having access to an attorney with such deep hands-on experience and insider understanding of the government's decision-making process. Having seen Scott in action in the courtroom and across the table, we're thrilled to have him join us."
Flesch has litigated bid protests and government contracts disputes for more than 20 years. Since January 2020, he served as the Army Chief Trial Attorney for the U.S. Army's Legal Services Agency, Contract Litigation & Intellectual Property Division (Army KLIP), mentoring and managing the work of almost 40 attorneys and paralegals. In that role, Scott was responsible for overseeing nearly all Army contract disputes litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) as well as the litigation of bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. For the last two years, Scott also led a monthly consortium of Chief Trial Attorneys in every agency that practices before the ASBCA.
Previously, Flesch was the Chief, Bid Protests for Army KLIP for eight years, where he was responsible for the litigation of bid protests of Army and other Department of Defense (DoD) procurements at the GAO and the COFC involving a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace and defense, base operations, and contingency contracting and logistics support services. From 2011 through 2019, Flesch was responsible for the litigation of over 1900 GAO cases and over 170 COFC protests on behalf of various Army and DoD clients.
At Miller & Chevalier, Flesch will represent clients across a wide range of industries, including professional services and contingency and logistics support, in the full range of government contracting issues—from claims and disputes, to bid protests, to suspension and debarment.
"When I considered making a move outside of government, I knew a priority would be finding a firm where I would have opportunities to continue litigating sophisticated matters alongside a team of lawyers I respect professionally and personally. Miller & Chevalier's government contracts group has bona fide expertise across the spectrum of procurement matters and has an impressive track record of success, particularly for a firm of its size. The expertise, creativity, and collaborative nature of the team is highly energizing and I'm excited to help continue the strong momentum of the practice," said Flesch.
"Miller & Chevalier's team already supports the litigation and investigations needs of some of the country's largest government contractors. Scott's addition allows us to further scale our offering and support more organizations through critical stages across the procurement lifecycle," added William Barry, Chair of Miller & Chevalier's Litigation department. "Scott is a terrific lawyer and strategic counselor and is a valuable addition to our talented team."
Flesch earned a B.A. from the Catholic University of America and a J.D. from Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America where he's also served as an adjunct lecturer for nearly two decades. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School in Charlottesville and is barred in Maryland and New Jersey.
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 www.millerchevalier.com.
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