Abram J. Pafford

Abram J. Pafford

McGuireWoods LLP, Partner

Washington, District of Columbia

Abe is an experienced litigator who represents government contractors across the full spectrum of government contract matters, including litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings and investigations. As a member of the firm's nationally recognized Government Investigations and White Collar department, Abe prosecutes claims arising under the Contract Disputes Act, defends against False Claims Act lawsuits initiated by the Department of Justice, and represents protestors and intervenors in pre-award and post-award bid protests before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the GAO. More Info Abe has also represented government contractors in a variety of administrative settings, including matters relating to the protection of proprietary contractor information under the Freedom of Information Act, the disputed status of contractors and subcontractors under the Small Business Administration's size regulations, and the defense of contractors facing potential exclusion from federal or state contracting pursuant to agency debarment proceedings. Abe is also an experienced appellate advocate, having argued more than twenty cases in various state and federal courts of appeal, consistently achieving successful results for clients facing difficult odds. He regularly represents clients in high-stakes settings adverse to the federal government, and helps corporations navigate regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings in the financial services, real estate, energy, and healthcare industries. He has successfully represented witnesses, subjects and targets in federal grand jury investigations, including high-profile cases brought by the DOJ's Public Integrity Section. Abe has been an attorney at three law firms, including two in the AmLaw 100. He also managed his own litigation boutique based in Virginia and Washington, DC. In addition, he served as a law clerk to Judge Eric G. Bruggink of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and to Judge D. Brooks Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Experience

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McGuireWoods LLP

  • Partner
    Apr 2021 ∼ Present 1 year
  • Senior Counsel
    Nov 2019 ∼ Apr 2021 1 year
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Arent Fox LLP

  • Counsel
    May 2017 ∼ Nov 2019
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  • Attorney
    Pending ∼ May 2017
Firm Prospects attorney tracking launched in 2015/2016. Prior employment history currently unavailable.

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