David L. Bodner


David’s practice encompasses all areas of government contracting with a focus on regulatory compliance, data rights, claims, government investigations, and bid protest litigation. He has experience before the:

  • U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

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 major weapon systems acquisition issues. He gained valuable experience advising on contract negotiation, contract claims, intellectual property issues, other transaction agreements, ethics compliance, and defending bid protests.

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



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

David is a member of the American Bar Association’s Bid Protest, Contract Claims and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, and Procurement Fraud and False Claims Committees.



  • 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