After nine years representing the federal government, PilieroMazza is pleased to announce the addition of Justin Haselden as an associate in the Firm’s Government Contracts and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups. Commenting on Mr. Haselden’s arrival, Practice Group Chair Tony Franco said, “Justin’s in-agency experience, combined with his private practice, provides a 360-degree view of federal procurements and agency decision-making that will be invaluable to our clients. We couldn’t be more pleased to have him join our team.

Mr. Haselden brings significant experience in handling government contract matters, including over 50 Government Accountability Office bid protests and 12 Armed Services Board or Contract Appeals cases, in addition to serving as lead counsel on a number of multi-million dollar flagship procurements. His work with agency contracting officers gives Mr. Haselden insight into the methods and motivations that drive government procurements—which are sometimes quite different from what might be expected in the commercial marketplace. Twice recognized for his outstanding government contracts work with the Air Force, Mr. Haselden received an Air Force Commendation Medal in 2018 and an Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award in 2019. He now leverages his unique skill set to secure fair treatment of government contractors in bid protests and disputes with federal agencies.

Mr. Haselden is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, with seven years of experience as an active duty Air Force judge advocate. In uniform, he practiced law on four continents: America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Mr. Haselden advised on millions of dollars in contingency contracts supporting U.S. Africa Command and provided training on government contracts and fiscal law matters to both military and civilian personnel. He was involved in over 300 military investigations and prosecuted 19 courts-martial to verdict.

In addition to his work with PilieroMazza, Mr. Haselden remains an active officer in the District of Columbia Air National Guard.

Mr. Haselden can be reached at [email protected] or 202.857.1000.