Edmund Amorosi represents clients in the government contracts and construction industries. He has appeared on behalf of clients in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies and boards, and in alternative dispute resolution settings including mediation and arbitration, both domestic and international.
Edmund’s government contracts practice includes procurement, regulatory, and litigation matters for government contractors in a variety of industries. Edmund has served as an interim in-house counsel for a leading private security firm working for the United States Government in a contingency contracting environment. Edmund has experience in bid protests, audits, investigations into whistleblower allegations, overseas construction contracting, preparation of requests for equitable adjustments and contract claims and disputes, small business issues (including size protests and appeals), resolution of prime-subcontract disputes, contract appeals before Boards of Contract Appeals, alternative dispute resolution, review of prime contracts and subcontracts, False Claims Act matters, contractor responsibility and integrity issues, terminations for default and terminations for convenience, debarment and suspension, task order contracting, commercial products, and schedule contracts. Edmund has represented contractors in bid protests and contract disputes before the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and various federal and state courts. Edmund has also served as an expert witness in government contract law.
Edmund’s construction practice includes the representation of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in litigation matters on public and private projects, including acceleration, delay and disruption claims; payment and performance bond disputes including Miller Act claims; and contract formation, negotiation and administration. Edmund has prepared requests for equitable adjustments and claims, reviewed prime contracts and subcontracts, and litigated prime-subcontract disputes in court and through alternative dispute resolution.
His practice also includes commercial litigation and counseling relating to the government contracts and construction industries, including disputes between prime contractors and subcontractors, teaming and confidentiality agreements, joint ventures, and non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.
- American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
- Debarment & Suspension Committee, Vice-Chair
- Procurement and False Claims Committee, Vice-Chair
- Battle Space and Contingency Procurements Committee, Past Co-Chair
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
- Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association
- Virginia State Bar, Section on Construction and Public Contracts
- Virginia Bar Association, Section on Construction and Public Contracts Law, Chair, 2020; VBA Council Member, 2013-2019
- District of Columbia Bar
- George Mason University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
- George Mason University School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, 2001-2005
- Associated General Contractors, International Construction Committee, Member; Project Delivery Forum, Member
- National Contract Management Association, Member, Tysons Corner Chapter
- National Defense Industrial Association - Member, Legal Committee
- "Top 10 Things You Should Know About Government Contracts 2023," instructor, DC Bar Webinar, August 29, 2023.
- “Procurement Ethics and Contract Performance - Training Academy,” instructor, Federal Publications Seminars, La Jolla, California, May 10, 2023.
- “Guide to State Procurement: A 50-State Primer on Purchasing Laws, Processes, and Procedures,” co-author, Third Edition, Commonwealth of Virginia Chapter, American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law, 2022.
- “Government Contract Procurement Integrity Laws,” co-presenter, 2022 Government Contractor Employment Law Symposium, November 17, 2022.
- "Top 10 Things You Should Know About Government Contracts 2021," instructor, DC Bar Webinar, July 26, 2021.
- “Procurement rules can trip up agencies in emergencies, but permissions exist,” speaker, Federal News Network Podcast, May 13, 2020.
- “Avenues For Fast-Tracking Gov't Procurement In Emergency, Law360 Expert Analysis,” co-author, April 20, 2020.
- “Public Contract Claims By and Against the Commonwealth,” presenter, VBA Section on Construction and Public Contracts CLE, Virginia Bar Association 130th Annual Meeting, January 25, 2020.
- “Virginia Construction Law Deskbook,” co-editor, 4th Ed. Virginia CLE© Virginia Law Foundation, 2020.
- “Suspension and Debarment in Virginia Public Procurement,” co-author, Virginia Bar Association Journal, Vol. XLVI, No. 2, Fall 2019.
- “Preparing and Defending Government Contract Claims,” instructor, Federal Publications Seminars, October 22, 2019.
- “Freedom of Information Act: What Government Contractors Need to Know,” panelist, Client Webinar, June 18, 2019.
- “The Masters Institute in Government Contracts,” instructor, Federal Publications Seminars, La Jolla, California, May 6, 2019.
- “Conflicts of Interest in Federal Contracting, panelist, Department of Energy Contract Attorneys Association, Spring 2019 Conference, Washington, D.C., May 2, 2019.
- Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media: FOIA Case at Supreme Court Has Implications for Government Contractors, Law360 Expert Analysis, March 29, 2019.
- “Federal Construction Contracting,” co-author, Chapter 8, Virginia Construction Law Deskbook, Virginia CLE© Virginia Law Foundation, 2019.
- “Alternative Dispute Resolution, Chapter 23, co-author, Virginia Construction Law Deskbook, Virginia CLE© Virginia Law Foundation, 2019.
- “Ethics and Compliance in Government Contracting,” instructor, Federal Publications Seminars, La Jolla, California, May 10-11, 2018.
- “Audits and Investigations,” instructor, District of Columbia Bar, Continuing Legal Education, Washington, D.C., October 18, 2017.
- “Arbitration of Prime-Sub Disputes,” panelist, American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee, Washington, D.C., September 27, 2017.
- “Formation of Government Contracts and Protests,” instructor, District of Columbia Bar,” Continuing Legal Education, Washington, D.C., July 19, 2017.
- “Government Contractors Forum: Safe Passage or Stormy Seas - Managing Risk in Prime-Subcontract Disputes Involving Pass-Through Claims,” co-presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) National Capital Region, Tysons, VA, November 17, 2016.
- “The Arbitration Hearing,” Chapter 10, co-author, Construction ADR, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2014.
- “State and Federal Court Practice Update: Evidence, Arbitration, Jurisdiction and Venue,” presenter, Virginia Bar Association’s 123rd Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, January 24-26, 2013.
J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2001
B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1987
District of Columbia
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Supreme Court of Virginia
Supreme Court of New Jersey
In 2022, the government continued to build upon the previous year’s enforcement efforts to address various forms of fraud—many of which have seen unprecedented proliferation in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq. (“FCA”), remains one of the government’s most important weapons in those efforts. This Review highlights key developments from 2022 relate [...]