Phil Beshara counsels and represents clients in civil litigation, government investigations, bid protests, and contract disputes. He also regularly advises on a variety of regulatory compliance matters and has experience advancing federal legislation on Capitol Hill, maintaining strong personal relationships with bipartisan policymakers and their staff.
Phil frequently represents government contractors in bid protests before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), and has represented clients from various sectors in civil litigation before the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia in Fairfax.
Complementing his litigation practice, Phil has handled various government and internal investigation matters, including the successful resolution of numerous Department of Labor investigations into federal IT contracts and a Department of Treasury (“OFAC”) investigation related to international economic sanctions, as well as Inspector General audits and investigations involving government contractors (e.g., the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction). Phil’s regulatory advising also spans a range of compliance issues, including cybersecurity, service labor, and small business programs.
Prior to joining private practice, Phil worked for a bipartisan group of policymakers at various levels of government. He served as an adviser and aide to Congressman Tim Ryan on Capitol Hill, advising the congressman on defense and veterans’ affairs issues, and assisting with the congressman’s work on the House Appropriations and Armed Services Committees. He also previously worked for retired U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich and former Ohio Senate Majority Leader Jimmy Stewart.
At Georgetown Law, Phil counseled and represented a national sentencing reform group with their legislative outreach on Capitol Hill as part of the Federal Legislation & Administrative Law Clinic. He also served two years as a delegate in the Student Bar Association, taking a leading role in Georgetown’s Day of Service.
Outside of work, Phil is an aspiring double bogey golfer and self-certified foodie.