Marcia G. Madsen

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Healthcare, Government Contracts

"Marcia is exceptionally client-focused and offers valuable advice and counsel for the most complicated matters."
Chambers 2023


Marcia Madsen is Chair of the Government Contracts practice and Co-Chair of the National Security practice. She is also a member of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice. She represents contractors in regulatory, policy, transactional, litigation, and investigative matters involving virtually every federal department and agency. Her clients include defense contractors, information technology and systems integrators, telecommunications companies, engineering firms, insurers, and manufacturing companies. 


  • Legal 500 US – Hall of Fame for Government: Government Contracts (since 2020); was previously a Leading Lawyer (2015-2019)
  • Chambers USA– Government Contracts, currently Band 1; has been ranked for 17 consecutive years (2005-current)
  • Named to Washingtonian’s inaugural “Lawyer Lifetime Achievement” list (2022) based on being named a “Top Lawyer” at least 10 of the previous 15 years
  • Named to list of top lawyers in Washington DC by Washingtonian (2009-2020)
  • Who’s Who Legal (WWL) – Recommended: Government – Government Contracts (2022)


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LLM
  • American University Washington College of Law, JD
  • University of Utah, BA

Inscription au Barreau

  • District of Columbia


  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia

Engagement professionnel et communautaire

  • Law 360 Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board
  • Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report Editorial Advisory Board
  • Member, George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Advisory Board
  • American Bar Association: Past Chair Section of Public Contract Law; Past Chair Bid Protest Committee; Co-Chair Procurement Fraud Committee; Past Chair of numerous Public Contract Law Section special task forces and special projects, including OCI Task Force
  • Practising Law Institute: Co-Chair Annual Government Contracts Program
  • Member, US Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council
  • Past Co-Chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association Committee on Government Contracts
  • Chair, Acquisition Advisory Panel (2005-2007) (appointed by the Executive Office of the President)
  • Past President Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association