Judges

Erica S. Beardsley, Chair

B.A., University of Virginia, 1990; J.D., William and Mary Law School,1995; Board Editor, William and Mary Law Review. Admitted to the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars. Law Clerk to Hon. James E. Bradberry, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1995-96. Associate/Partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP, 1996-2010. Trial Attorney, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, Contract and Fiscal Law Division, 2010-16. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on May 29, 2016. Appointed Vice Chair of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on October 1, 2017. Appointed Chair of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on June 1, 2021.

Harold D. "Harv" Lester, Jr., Vice Chair

B.A., Furman University, 1984; J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1988; Executive Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review. Admitted to the Kentucky and District of Columbia Bars. Associate, Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson, 1988-1992. Trial Attorney, 1992-98, Senior Trial Counsel, 1998-99, and Assistant Branch Director, 1999-2013, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, National Courts Section. Counsel, Vedder Price, PC, 2013-14. Faculty member, National Advocacy Center, 2001-12; Adjunct Professor (Government Contract Law), American University, 2021-24. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on July 14, 2014. Appointed Vice Chair of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on June 1, 2021.

Beverly M. Russell, Vice Chair

B.A., Wellesley College, 1985; J.D., George Mason University Law School, 1993. Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. Attorney-Adviser, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1995-98 and 1999-2001. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, 1998-99. Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, 2001-16, during which period served as Senior Litigation Counsel, 2006, and Affirmative Civil Enforcement Attorney, 2009-16. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on May 29, 2016. Appointed Vice Chair of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on June 1, 2021.

Kyle E. Chadwick

B.A., Harvard College, 1987; J.D., Order of the Coif, Stanford Law School,1995; Managing Editor, Stanford Law Review. Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. Associate, Spiegel & McDiarmid, LLP, 1995-96. Law Clerk to Hon. Pamela A. Rymer, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1996-97. Associate, Morrison Foerster LLP, 1997-99. Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch, 1999-2008. Senior Litigator, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, 2008-10. Senior Litigation Counsel, Sanford Heisler Kimpel LLP, 2010-13. Trial Attorney, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, Contract and Fiscal Law Division, 2013-16. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on May 29, 2016.

Allan H. Goodman

B.S.F.S. with honors, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1972; J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, 1974; Associate Editor, University of Toledo Law Review. Admitted to the Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland Bars. Associate, 1975-80, and Shareholder, 1981-93, Wickwire Gavin, P.C. Lecturer (Government Contract Law), University of Richmond-T.C. Williams College of Law, 1980-85; Adjunct Professor (Government Contract Law), University of Virginia (Northern Virginia Extension), 1982-86; Adjunct Professor (Construction Law), Georgetown University Law Center, 1988-2001. Appointed to the General Services Board of Contract Appeals on January 15, 1993. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on January 6, 2007.

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Jonathan L. Kang

B.A. with honors, Vassar College, 1996; J.D. with honors, George Washington University Law School, 2001; Member, Public Contract Law Journal. Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and Maryland Bars. Associate, Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, 2001-04. Senior Attorney, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, and Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Office of the General Counsel, Procurement Law Group, 2004-23; and Member, 2013-17, Vice Chair, 2017-18, and Chair, 2018- 23, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Contract Appeals Board. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on August 27, 2023.

Elizabeth W. Newsom

B.A. cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1987; J.D. with honors, George Washington University Law School, 1992; Member, George Washington Law Review. Law Clerk to Hon. Lawrence Margolis, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992-93. Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, National Courts Section, 1995-2001. Associate/Counsel/Partner, Crowell & Moring, 1993-95, 2001-2012. Associate General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2012-14. Member of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, 2014-18. Deputy Chief Counsel, BAE Systems, 2018-24. Member of the Editorial Board of the Public Contract Law Journal. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on June 30, 2024.

Harold C. "Chuck" Kullberg

A.B. magna cum laude, Ripon College, 1975, Phi Beta Kappa; J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1978; Editorial Board, Emory Law Journal. Admitted to the Georgia and District of Columbia Bars. U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 1978-82; U.S. Army Reserve, 1983-2003. Associate, Corcoran and Swick, 1982-83. Attorney-Advisor, Department of the Air Force, Federal Legal Information Through Electronics, 1983-85. Department of the Navy, Office of the General Counsel, 1985-2003 (Attorney- Advisor, Naval Regional Contracting Center, 1985-87; Naval Facilities Engineering Command, 1987-2003: Procurement Counsel, 1987-89; Trial Attorney, 1989-92; and Senior Trial Attorney, 1992-2003). Appointed to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Board of Contract Appeals on November 3, 2003. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on January 6, 2007.

Kathleen J. O'Rourke

B.A., Dartmouth College, 1992; J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2001; LL.M. Government Procurement, George Washington University Law School, 2008. Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Trial and Defense Counsel, Department of the Air Force, Langley Air Force Base, VA, 2002-05. Chief, Strategic Communications, Department of Defense, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Pentagon, 2006-07. Law Clerk, U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, 2007-08. Trial Attorney, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Commercial Litigation Division, 2008-10. Deputy Command Judge Advocate, Joint Contracting Command, U.S. Forces, Afghanistan, 2009. Staff Judge Advocate, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, 2010-13; Administrative Law Division, Pentagon, 2013-14. First Responder Network Authority, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2014-16. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on May 29, 2016.

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Patricia J. Sheridan

B.A. magna cum laude, Curry College, 1975; J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1979; Notes and Comments Editor, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce. Admitted to the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars. Attorney, Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP, 1980-82. Attorney, Robert P. Hudock & Associates, 1982-84. Trial Attorney (Contracts), Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1984-91. Hearing Examiner and Counsel to the Chairman, 1991-2000, and Deputy Dispute Resolution Specialist, 1991-2006, Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Contract Appeals. Lecturer (Government Contract Law), William & Mary School of Law, 1992-95. Appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Contract Appeals on July 16, 2000. Appointed Chairman and Dispute Resolution Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Contract Appeals, on May 14, 2006. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on January 6, 2007.

Marian E. Sullivan

B.A., Stanford University, 1990; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1995; Managing Editor, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. Admitted to the California Bar. Attorney-Advisor, Department of the Air Force, Office of General Counsel, 1996-98. Trial Attorney, 1998-2007, Senior Trial Counsel, 2007-13, Professional Responsibility Officer, 2012-14, and Assistant Director, 2013-14, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, National Courts Section. Faculty member, National Advocacy Center, 2011-12. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on July 13, 2014.

Joseph A. Vergilio

B.A., University of Virginia, 1980; J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1983. Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. Worked with Professors Cibinic and Nash, 1983-85. Consultant to various law firms and lecturer and co-author of articles and course materials on procurement, 1983- 85. Attorney/Chief Counsel, General Services Board of Contract Appeals, 1985-89. Appointed to the General Services Board of Contract Appeals in April 1989. Appointed to the Department of Agriculture Board of Contract Appeals in November 1998. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on January 6, 2007.

Daniel B. Volk

B.S. with honors and B.A. cum laude, University of Maryland, 2005; J.D. with honors, George Washington University Law School, 2008; Editor in Chief, Public Contract Law Journal. Law Clerk to Hon. Edward J. Damich, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2008-10. Trial Attorney, 2010-19, and Senior Trial Counsel, 2019-24, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, National Courts Section. Lecturer (Government Contracts), George Washington University, 2010-16. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on June 2, 2024.

Jonathan D. Zischkau

B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1979; J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1982. Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Associate, Fish & Neave, New York, NY, 1982-84. Law Clerk to Hon. Phillip B. Baldwin, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1984-86. Associate, Crowell & Moring, 1986-93. Judge, District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board, 1993- 2010 (Chairman, 2002-10). Associate Counsel, Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command, Office of the General Counsel, 2010-11. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on December 4, 2011.

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