Whiteford Expands Government Contracts Practice with Leading DC Hire

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Whiteford, Taylor & Preston announced that David S. Panzer has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. With more than 20 years of government contracts and litigation experience, Mr. Panzer brings the experience of both a senior in-house counsel at a major government services contractor and a partner at a global law firm. He will co-head Whiteford’s Government Contracts practice with Tom Coulter, who joined the firm’s Richmond office last year.

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"We are exceptionally pleased to welcome David to the firm," said Managing Partner Martin Fletcher. "With our full service capabilities and rate structure, we see tremendous synergies with his vast government contracts experience." Added Mr. Coulter, "The addition of David to our growing government contracts practice further enhances our services to a rapidly expanding network of government contracting clients. We’re thrilled to have him on the team."

Prior to joining Whiteford, Mr. Panzer served as Deputy General Counsel for one of the largest private companies in the Washington, D.C., area, a multi-billion dollar government services contractor with operations around the world. In that role, he managed day-to-day operations of the Legal Department, served as the chief advisor on all government contracts issues and was the lawyer responsible for virtually all significant litigation, investigations, bid protests, Claims and REAs. Before going in-house, Mr. Panzer spent more than a dozen years at one of the country’s largest law firms, including five as a partner, where he had a wide-ranging litigation practice.

Said Mr. Panzer, "Whiteford is an ideal platform for serving government contractors large and small. Companies in this sector are looking for three things: sophisticated counsel who understand both their business and the regulatory environment in which they operate, full service capabilities that span the scope of their business, and cost-effective delivery that provides value to the business. Whiteford has all three, and it’s a winning combination."

About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 180 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises. Our growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes seventeen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. For more information, please visit www.wtplaw.com.

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