Dear General Counsel, P.C. Clients and Friends:
General Counsel, P.C. is pleased to announce that Lewis P. Rhodes has joined the firm. Lewis brings a combination of over 15 years of government contracts and legal experience and 26 years of management and leadership experience that will be invaluable to General Counsel, P.C. clients.
Lewis is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves and has over 26 years of service including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. As a veteran, Lewis takes special pride in representing veteran-owned businesses and has developed expertise in regulations governing VOSB and SDVOSB companies and issues with CVE registrations. He has a Top Secret with access to Secured Compartmentalized Information (TS-SCI) clearance.
Prior to starting at General Counsel, Lewis spent several years as a senior in-house attorney for multiple small-business Government Contractors. During this time, he advised his companies on all aspects of Federal Contracting regulations such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the Service Contract Act (SCA). Lewis worked on all aspects of the acquisition cycle from pre-RFP through contract award and administration. His time as an in-house attorney gives Lewis a unique perspective on the operations and needs of a small business.
Prior to being an in-house attorney, Lewis spent over 10 years in private practice with a focus on Government Contracts. During this time, he represented small and large businesses in numerous bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Court of Federal Claims and multiple Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claim appeals at the Boards of Contract Appeals. Lewis has also litigated disputes between contractors and subcontractors in court and in arbitrations.
Lewis attended the United States Naval Academy and received his law degree from Georgetown University.
Lewis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-226-1865.