Paul W. Searles of Haynes and Boone, LLP Named NCMA Fellow


DALLAS – Government contracts specialist Paul W. Searles, a partner with Haynes and Boone, LLP, has received a top honor from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), a McLean, Va.-based association of contract management professionals.

Mr. Searles, who has more than 16 years of experience counseling and representing clients on a variety of complex business and litigation matters involving government contracts, was recognized as an NCMA Fellow on June 20 at a joint meeting of the Fort Worth and the North Texas NCMA chapters.

The Fellow designation is reserved for individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of contracting and to the NCMA. Criteria to be a Fellow include academic background, contributions to education, contributions to NCMA programs and conferences, service to NCMA through chapter and national offices, and status in the contracting community.

Mr. Searles has represented government contractors and subcontractors in a wide range of matters involving the Department of Defense, General Services Administration and other government agencies.  He has also handled bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, and government contract appeals and litigation at U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and federal boards of contract appeals involving breach of contract, contract claims, and terminations for convenience and default.

Before joining Haynes and Boone, Mr. Searles served in the United States Air Force as a senior pilot, a space operations officer, and a procurement officer for aircraft electronics and computer systems.

He is a 1989 graduate of the Southern Methodist University Law School and received his M.B.A. from Western New England College in 1982.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Moscow and New York, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal.  The firm has been recognized by as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For," by Corporate Board Member Magazine as one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America,” and has received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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