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Larry is a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Practice Group and has significant experience in government contract consultation and litigation. Clients commend Larry’s “excellent command of government protest law and strategy” (Chambers USA) and how he “excels in litigation of government contracts and due diligence in the context of M&A” (Legal 500 USA). Others say "he's punctual, conscientious, strategic, smart, knowledgeable and understands the business as well as legal imperatives" (Chambers USA).


  • The George Washington University Law School, 1995, J.D.
  • Connecticut College, 1991, B.A., American History and Political Science

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

  • U.S. District Court - District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • Court of Federal Claims

  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section and Litigation Section
  • Court of Federal Claims Bar
  • D.C. Bar Government Contracts and Litigation Section
  • Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association 
  • Crohns and Colitis Foundation 


Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Government Contracts, 2022
  • Recommended by Legal 500 United States where clients have praised Larry as "excellent" in the area of Government Contracts
  • Selected to the Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers list for Government Contracts, 2013-2015, 2019-2020
  • Washingtonian Magazine, "Best Legal Minds," December 2013
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Nationwide Government Contracts: The Elite, 2021

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