David L. Bodner


David advises clients on all aspects of doing business with and litigating federal procurement matters. He has experience litigating bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

David brings federal experience and practical solutions to advise clients on a wide range of federal contracting issues to include regulatory compliance, claims, prime and subcontract negotiations, and investigations. He is also an experienced adviser on data rights, licensing, and non-traditional contracting vehicles such as other transaction agreements. He has contributed notable thought leadership to the Briefing Papers, The Government Contractor, and LexisNexis Practical Guidance.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, David served as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of the Navy Office of General Counsel where he advised program managers on cradle-to-grave major weapon systems and support services procurements. He gained valuable experience advising on solicitations, contract negotiations, intellectual property issues, other transaction agreements, ethics compliance, and litigating bid protests and claims.

He also served as a Contracting Officer with an unlimited warrant at the U.S. Department of State. He procured U.S. embassy security, professional support services, IT supplies, and software licensing. 

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2022, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll



  • Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • National Contract Management Association
  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
Professional Activities

David serves as a vice chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section. David is a member of the American Bar Association’s Bid Protest, and Contract Claims and Dispute Committees.

David is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Government Contracts Committee.



  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, cum laude
  • Virginia Tech, BA & BS, magna cum laude