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Scott Whitman

Scott Whitman

Scott Whitman is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s Washington, D.C. office.

His practice focuses on representation of major defense contractors, small and veteran-owned businesses, joint ventures, and other government contractors across the entire spectrum of federal, state, and local procurement, as well as other clients in investigations, complex commercial litigation, and appeals.

Scott represents contractors in investigations concerning the False Claims Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, small business issues, and Davis Bacon Act compliance. He also represents clients in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and other tribunals. In addition, Scott litigates claims and requests for equitable adjustment, and provides strategic counseling on contract formation, administration, termination, and transactions.

Scott maintains an active pro bono practice, including having represented an international humanitarian organization in a sensitive investigation and amici in multiple Federal Courts of Appeal—such as advocating for compensation on behalf of terror victims.

Scott served as a law clerk for the Honorable Matthew H. Solomson of the United States Court of Federal Claims. During law school, Scott interned at the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, and multiple boutique litigation firms.

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  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
  • "Postscript V: Electronic Bids and Proposals (Addendum)," co-author, 36 Nash & Cibinic Rep. NL ¶ 60 (November 2022).
  • "Bid Protest Remedies and Remands: New Guidance from the Supreme Court," co-author, 36 Nash & Cibinic Rep. NL ¶ 52 (September 2022).
  • "Best Practices for COVID-19 Claims," co-author, The Procurement Lawyer (Mar. 24, 2021).
  • "Top 10 developments in FCA case law in 2020," co-author, The Government Contractor (Jan. 15, 2021).


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2020, Senior Editor, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy

B.A., Shaar Hatorah Talmudic Research Institute, 2014


Law Clerk to the Honorable Matthew H. Solomson, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2020


District of Columbia

New York

False Claims Act - 2023 Year in Review
February 29, 2024

The False Claims Act continues to be one of the most commonly used weapons in the government’s enforcement arsenal to address various forms of fraud. This review highlights key developments from 2023 related to the FCA, including: The recovery by the government of nearly $2.7 billion in settlements and judgments in FCA cases in fiscal year 2023—$450 million more than the previous fiscal year’ [...]