Josh Schnell is a partner in Ice Miller’s Federal Government Contracts Practice where he advises clients on all aspects of federal contracts and grants. For example, Josh counsels clients on compliance issues, audits and investigations, small business set-asides, equitable adjustments, claim preparation, and suspension and debarment proceedings. Josh also litigates contract disputes and bid protests before federal agencies, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
 
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Josh was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch, where he defended numerous federal agencies in complex government contracting litigation before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Josh has also worked as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Through his experience, Josh understands how the federal government awards, administers, regulates, and litigates government contracts and grants.
 
In addition to practicing law, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, coaching lacrosse, photography, and hiking, canoeing, and fly fishing in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Selected Experience
  • Defended the U.S. Department of Agriculture in three class-action lawsuits alleging the government underpaid approximately 23,000 contractors.  
  • Defended the U.S. Forest Service against breach of contract claims related to the 2013 government shutdown.  
  • Defended the U.S. Navy against breach of contract claims related to a small business set-aside contract for construction services.   
  • Defended the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s award of a contract for environmental and engineering services at spaceflight centers across the country.  
  • Defended the U.S. Navy’s award of a contract for services at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.  
  • Defended the Department of Labor’s award of a contract to operate a residential education and job training facility.   
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