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Lucas T. Hanback
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Areas of Practice

Mr. Hanback is a member of the firm's Government Contracts, Construction Law and Labor & Employment Practice Groups. He has extensive experience litigating before the Government Accountability Office, the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims as well as other federal and state courts. In addition to his litigation experience, he has advised clients on a diverse array of government contracts topics including small business issues, employment issues in government contracting, government contracting ethics and compliance, defense and cyber security issues, the false claims act, teaming and subcontracting agreements, due diligence in acquisitions, and GSA schedule contracting.

Professional Qualifications

Mr. Hanback has represented companies before state and federal courts, in administrative proceedings, and in Inspector General investigations and audits. He has provided counsel to companies specializing in defense, health care technology, shipping, energy, document management, information technology, and clients providing all manner of professional services to the U.S. and state governments. He has worked on high-value claims relating to mixed oxide fuel plant construction and steel fabrication for nuclear power plants. He has also successfully represented clients in numerous high value bid protests both at the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced government contracts in Blank Rome LLP’s Washington, D.C. office where he was awarded the firm’s pro bono award in 2012 and served on the pro bono committee. Mr. Hanback is a member of the Public Contract Law section of the American Bar Association.

Prior to entering practice, Mr. Hanback worked as a government contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton and MNBE where he gained significant exposure to contingency contracting operations. He served on the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was commended in writing by the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for outstanding performance. Mr. Hanback formerly served as an artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps and is a combat veteran of the war in Iraq. He was awarded two Navy Commendation Medals, one with the Combat “V”.

Mr. Hanback graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School where he was a member of the Public Contract Law Journal and his note was published in the fall 2010 edition. Mr. Hanback was co-counsel on the winning team of the 2010 McKenna Long & Aldridge “Gilbert A. Cuneo” Government Contracts Moot Court Competition, and he was a finalist in both the First year Moot Court Competition, and the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, which was judged by United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.


J.D., The George Washington University Law School
With honors

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia

Government Contracts
Labor & Employment

Recent Publications and Public Speaking

Federal Contract Claims and Appeals Practice: An Introduction, American Bar Association, Public Contract Law's webinar, Nov. 20, 2015

Contract Claims and Appeals, American Bar Association, Public Contract Law's Contract Claims and Dispute Resolution and Young Lawyers Committees, Oct. 21, 2015

Proposed Small Business Rules Impose Steep Penalties for Violations of the Limitations on Subcontracting, American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section Council Meeting, Mar. 14, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Creates Risks For Gov't Contractors, Law360, Feb. 27, 2015 (PDF)

New, Steep Penalty In Proposed SBA Sub-contracting Rule, Law360, Feb. 6, 2015 (PDF) co-authored

View From RJO: DOD's Cybersecurity Initiative - What the Unclassified Controlled Technical Information Rule Informs Public Contractors About the New Minimums in Today's Cyber-Contested Environment, Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 102 FCR 744, Dec. 30, 2014 (PDF) (co-authored)

"Key BCA Decisions: The Year In Review," BCABA Annual Program, Oct. 15, 2014

View From RJO: The Challenge Of Pricing 'Commercial' Items, Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 101 FCR 603, May 20, 2014 (PDF) (co-authored)

DoD’s New Regulations on Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information, National Defense Industrial Association, Small Business Division, Executive Committee, April 10, 2014 (PDF) (co-presented)

"SBA Case highlights Ambiguity in the Small Business Jobs Act," Law360, Feb. 2014

"Seventh Circuit: Reassignment of Disabled Workers is not Required," The Corporate Counselor, May 2012

"The Contingency Contracting Corps in Counterinsurgency Operations: Using Money to Effectively Fight Insurgents," Public Contract Law Journal, Fall 2010


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