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C. Peter Dungan

C. Peter Dungan

Pete Dungan brings two decades of national security and public procurement law experience to bear for his clients. As an Army veteran, Pete knows failure is not an option when clients trust him with their most important matters – when a billion dollar contract is on the line, when the government seeks to claw back hundreds of millions of dollars, and when a contractor's eligibility to continue winning government business is at risk.

A litigator by training, Pete secures positive results for contractors in bid protests and contract claims against federal agencies as well as state, local, and educational (SLED) organizations. He is the veteran of more than 80 bid protests at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Pete is recognized by his peers as a leader in contract disputes, and he serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Public Law's Bid Protest Committee as well as a vice-chair of its Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee.

Not only is Pete a litigator who contractors count on, he also possesses deep understanding of the industry. His broad base of experience – gathered from two decades of military service – allows him to provide unique perspectives to his clients in transactional and investigational matters. Pete has advised on some of the most important and complex mergers and acquisitions in the government services industry. And, he is an authority on matters affecting contractors on the battlefield, having served in Afghanistan advising a special operations task force.

Prior to joining Miles & Stockbridge as a principal in our Corporate and Securities Practice, Government Contracts Group, he was counsel at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.

Pete currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves assigned as Deputy Chair and Adjunct Professor in the Contract and Fiscal Law Department of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Affiliations & Recognition

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association: Public Contract Law Section Council Member (2018-present); Public Contract Law Section Bid Protest Committee Co-Chair (2016-present); Public Contract Law Section Bid Protest Committee Vice Chair (2013-2016); Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee Vice Chair (2014-2016)

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division: Government, Military, and Public Sector Lawyers Committee Chair (2007-2008)

  • National Defense Industrial Association: Procurement Division Member


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Press Coverage


"Less is More: Encouraging Greater Competition in Computer Software Procurement by Simplifying the DFARS Licensing Scheme," Public Contract Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Spring 2010).
"Avoiding Catch-22s: Approaches to Resolve Conflicts Between Military and State Bar Rules of Professional Responsibility," Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 30 (2006).
"Rules of Engagement and Fratricide Prevention: Lessons from the Tarnak Farms Incident," UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, Vol. 9 (Fall/Winter 2004).

Speaking Engagements