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Aaron Woodward is a partner in Ice Miller’s Public Affairs Group where he represents clients in government-related matters including complex litigation, government procurement, bid protests, organizational conflict of interest (OCI) mitigation, Contract Disputes Act litigation, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Aaron’s legal career includes almost 14 years of experience in a variety of positions in the United States Air Force. This includes working as a Staff Judge Advocate at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee; a trial attorney, fraud counselor and executive officer at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland; and multiple assignments as a trial attorney worldwide.
Most recently, Aaron worked as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Division in Washington, D.C. In this role, he defended the United States in complex commercial litigation lawsuits involving government contract disputes, bid protests, constitutional taking claims and federal personnel appeals. In addition, he was the lead attorney defending against contract claims totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. During his time working for the U.S. DOJ, Aaron saved taxpayers millions of dollars by negotiating settlements for fractions of the claims asserted and successfully defending against bid protests, ensuring timely procurements for federal agencies.
Prior to working for the U.S. Air Force and DOJ, Aaron served for two years as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Margaret M. Marrinan in the Ramsey County District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Aaron takes a multidisciplinary approach to his work, leveraging his MBA, JD, and LLM to solve clients’ complex issues. He earned his juris doctor, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2000; his Master of Business Administration in international business from Park University in 2008; and his Master of Laws in government procurement, with highest honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 2011.

District of Columbia bar application pending. Currently practicing pursuant to District of Columbia Court of Appeals Rules 49(C)(2), 49(C)(3), and/or 49(C)(8).

Firm Publications
Published In
  • “Combatting Procurement Fraud through Military Prosecutions,” AF Acq. Law Newsletter, May 2013
  • “The Perverse Effect of the Multiple Award Schedules’ Price Reductions Clause,” 41 PUB. CONT. L.J. 527, Spring 2012
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