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Mark J. Linderman


Executive Summary

Mr. Linderman is chair of the firm's Government Contracts Practice Group and co-chair of the Construction Law Practice Group. He is also a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Professional Qualifications 

Along with his litigation practice, Mr. Linderman has extensive experience in federal, state and local procurement matters. He represents clients in contract negotiations, preparing and negotiating contract claims, bid protests, contract terminations, civil and criminal fraud investigations, litigation, and arbitration (including international ICC arbitration). Mr. Linderman also advises clients regarding regulatory and accounting compliance. These clients range from major high-tech, energy, health care and defense contractors to multinational engineering and construction firms.

Before joining Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, Mr. Linderman was a litigation partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP and SNR Denton LLP and chair of the firm’s government contracts practice. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Aldon J. Anderson, United States District Court, District of Utah. Mr. Linderman is admitted to the Bars of the State of California and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law and a member of the committee on Health Care Contracting.

Selected Representations

Lead counsel in high-profile litigation against the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration involving claims related to the construction and termination of the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility, which was intended to transform nuclear weapons materials into nuclear fuel.  CB&I AREVA MOX SERVICES LLC v. United States of America, Nos. 16-950C, 17‑2017C, 18-80C, 18-522C, 18-677C, 18-691C, 18-710C (consolidated) (Fed. Cl.).  The consolidated litigation and related matters involve claims of more than $1 billion

Representation of a leading international software company in response to multiple “cure notices” received from the States of California and Mississippi on major IT implementation projects

Subcontractor disputes arising out of the Missile Defense Agency’s termination for convenience of the Kinetic Energy Interceptor missile defense program

Representation of an international engineering firm (including litigation/arbitration) in connection with several projects, including the Central Artery in Boston, the San Francisco Airport, the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, Highway US 20 project in Oregon and the Jamuna River Bridge in Bangladesh

Internal investigation into time charging issues on a multi-billion dollar federal and state funded transportation project

Internal investigation and disclosures pursuant to the Anti-Kickback Act and Section 3.1003 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation

Claims arising from contracts to develop and manufacture propulsion equipment for the United States Navy’s “Seawolf” and “Los Angeles” class nuclear attack submarines

Bid protest relating to a contract to manufacture and construct a computer system to monitor and control the power system at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Bid protest of contract for administration and recordkeeping services for the California Department of Personnel Administration

Litigation to enforce a contract to manufacture and construct a computer monitoring and control system for the City and County of San Francisco Water System

Claims relating to the construction of the Navy’s Bob Hope Class cargo ships

Termination claims and litigation relating to space-based missile interceptor guidance systems, part of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)

Termination claims and litigation for several freeze-dried food contractors in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm

Claims related to tunneling contracts terminated as part of the cancellation of the Superconducting Super Collider

Successful bid protest of a contract to build a people-mover system at the San Francisco Airport

Due diligence and contract novations in connection with a major defense contractor’s asset acquisition of a rocket motor manufacturer

Contract acquisition assistance in connection with the State of California’s Bulk Pharmaceutical Distribution procurement

Contract acquisition advice relating to procurement of anthrax vaccine

Litigation and claims arising from the government’s termination of its multibillion-dollar development and production contract for the A-12 attack aircraft

Litigation of two significant and well publicized patent infringement cases in the Northern District of California, related to endovascular grafts – medical devices used in treating vascular disease

Antitrust litigation between Sun Microsystems and Microsoft


J.D., Brigham Young University
Cum Laude, Editor-in-Chief
BYU Journal of Public Law

B.S., Brigham Young University
Finance, Spanish

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

San Francisco, CA
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