Philip E. Beshara

Phil Beshara counsels and represents clients in the defense, national security and government contracting sectors. His work includes government contracts disputes and litigation, bid protests, government investigations, contract claims, and other matters at the cornerstone of the public and private sectors. He also advises on a variety of regulatory compliance issues and corporate transactions, and has experience advancing federal legislation on Capitol Hill.

Mr. Beshara has represented government contractors in bid protest matters at the US Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office, as well as in protest appeal cases at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and challenges before federal and state contracting agencies. His litigation work has also included False Claims and Contract Disputes Act matters for government contractors, as well as a variety of commercial contract and civil litigation disputes involving both corporations and individuals.

Mr. Beshara has handled various government and internal investigation matters, including the successful resolution of government investigations into nationwide federal IT contracts and a Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control investigation related to international economic sanctions, as well as audits and investigations initiated by federal inspectors general such as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

He helps clients navigate a range of compliance issues, including cybersecurity and data rights issues, and provides transactional advice to buyers and sellers in corporate acquisitions on the regulatory implications and special considerations unique to the government contracting and national security industries.

Government Experience

Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Beshara worked for a bipartisan group of policymakers at various levels of government. Serving in the US House of Representatives as a congressional aide and legal fellow to Congressman Tim Ryan, Mr. Beshara advised on defense and veterans' affairs issues and assisted with the congressman's work on the House Appropriations and Armed Services Committees. He also previously worked for the late US Senator George V. Voinovich and former Ohio Senate Majority Leader Jimmy Stewart.

Community Involvement

Mr. Beshara is a Truman National Security Scholar, certified by the Truman National Security Institute's congressional leadership development program on defense, foreign policy and national security issues. He is also an elected member of the American Task Force for Lebanon, an organization of Americans of Lebanese heritage working to ensure Lebanon's security and prosperity through strengthened US-Lebanon relations.

Mr. Beshara currently serves as a board member on the Georgetown Law Recent Alumni Advisory Council. During law school at Georgetown, Mr. Beshara counseled and represented a leading national sentencing reform organization with their legislative outreach as part of the Federal Legislation & Administrative Law Clinic and served two years as a delegate in the Student Bar Association, taking a leading role in Georgetown's Day of Service.

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  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2014

      cum laude
    • BA, Ohio University, 2010

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Virginia

    • Supreme Court of Virginia

    • US Supreme Court

    • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit