Doyle & Bachman, LLP -- Government Contract Law Firm

Gerard F. Doyle, Partner


  • Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Government Contracts


  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1972
  • B.S., Yale University, 1966


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


  • American Bar Association (Public Contract Law Section)
  • American Arbitration Association

Gerard F. Doyle, Senior Counsel

Gerry Doyle is Senior Counsel at Doyle & Bachman LLP. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator and counsels clients on government contract law. His clients have included major suppliers of products and services in the areas of aerospace, defense, information technology and office products and equipment.

Mr. Doyle has acted as lead counsel in prosecuting and defending major bid protest cases involving information technology, aerospace/defense, telecommunications, U.S. Postal Service contracting, and healthcare before the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition.

Mr. Doyle has counseled clients on contract claims and disputes, government audits and investigations, internal compliance programs, small business set-asides and other socio-economic programs, teaming agreements and subcontracting. His litigation experience includes defense of False Claims Act actions in federal court, state court litigation involving subcontracting and employment agreements, and litigation under the Administrative Procedures Act of Service Contract Act issues and Freedom of Information Act issues.

In the area of alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Doyle has experience both as an advocate and as a neutral. He has represented government contractors in mediation of significant disputes at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and other parties such as team members, primes and subcontractors, in mediation and arbitration of private disputes. He is also a member of the Commercial Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, its roster of Large Complex Commercial Case arbitrators, and its Aerospace, Aviation and National Security Panel of Arbitrators. Mr. Doyle has acted as sole or lead arbitrator in approximately 100 cases, many of which involved disputes between government contractors and team members, and as a mediator of numerous significant contract disputes between private businesses. He has also served as arbitrator for the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia in a telephone interconnection case. In 2019 he served as an expert consultant on government contracting practices to a top 10 defense contractor in litigation, and as an advisor to another top 10 defense contractor on arbitration strategy.

An active member of the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law, Mr. Doyle has served on the Section Council, as co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and as past chair of the Federal Procurement Division, the Bid Protest Committee, and the Commercial Products and Services Committee.

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