James Nagle

JAMES NAGLE is a nationally renowned expert, Mr. Nagle has written six books on federal contracting, Nash, Cibinic and Nagle, Administration of Government Contracts, Fourth Edition (2006); Whelan & Nagle, Cases and Materials on Federal Government Contracts, Third Edition (Foundation Press 2007); Federal Procurement Regulations: Policy, Practice and Procedures, (American Bar Association Press [ABA] 1987); How to Review a Federal Contract and Research Federal Contract Law, Second Edition, (ABA Press 2000); Federal Construction Contracting, (Wiley Law Publications 1992); and The History of Government Contracting, Third Edition, written under a grant from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), (George Washington University Press 1999) (Government Training Inc. 2012). He has co-authored and co-edited Washington Building Contracts and Construction Law, (Butterworth (now Aspen) Publishers 1994). Besides being a contributing author to six other books, his over 80 articles, on subjects as diverse as protests, changes, terminations, claims, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation, have appeared in such publications as the Public Contract Law Journal, Military Law Review, NCMA Journal, and Contract Management. He has also written 1948: The Crossroads Year, a history of that momentous time.

The former chief of the Logistics and Contract Law Branch of the Department of the Army Staff and a trial team chief in the Army's Contract Appeals Division, Mr. Nagle has extensive experience in supply and services, international, major system, and construction contracts. He has litigated in numerous appellate and trial level federal courts, boards of contract appeals, the GAO and the SBA. Besides representing contractors, he has mediated disputes between both the government and the prime and the prime and its subcontractors. Other lawyers often consult Mr. Nagle on government contracts, and Mr. Nagle has been used as an expert witness by the United States Department of Justice, prime/general contractors, and subcontractors, in criminal and civil cases, in federal and state courts and arbitrations, in judge alone and jury trials.

Mr. Nagle has taught all aspects of government contracts, construction law, and contract management for the Graduate Program on Contract Management of the Florida Institute of Technology, The George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University’s National Law Center, the University of Washington, Seattle University’s School of Law and other professional organizations. He has lectured in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and four foreign countries.

Actively involved in professional organizations, Mr. Nagle is a past president of the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association (and has received its Life Services Award); served on the Board of Directors of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and on the board of editors of the NCMA Journal, as the book review editor for both the Public Contract Law Journal and The Construction Lawyer, and as the director of publications for numerous organizations. He is the founder and past chairman of the Public Contract Law Committee of the ABA’s General Practice Section and a Member of the American Arbitration Association. He received the Federal Bar Foundation Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in the Study of Procurement Law, is listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America, and is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and the NCMA.

Mr. Nagle received a B. S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, a J. D. from Rutgers University, and an LL.M. and S. J. D. in government contracts from The George Washington University National Law Center. He is one of only an estimated three people who have earned the latter distinction.

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