Judges

Stephen M. Daniels, Chairman

B.A. cum laude, with honors in history, Yale University, 1968; J.D., Yale University, 1972. Admitted to the California and District of Columbia Bars. Various legislative capacities, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1969-70; Office of Management and Budget, 1971; U.S. House of Representatives, 1972-73. Counsel, Committee on Government Operations, U.S. House of Representatives (Assistant Minority Counsel, 1973-80; Minority Counsel, 1980-84; Minority Counsel and Staff Director, 1984-87). Active duty, U.S. Army, 1970-71. Appointed to the General Services Board of Contract Appeals, August 31, 1987. Appointed Chairman of the Board, December 22, 1992. Became a member and appointed Chairman of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, January 6, 2007.

Jeri K. Somers, Vice Chair

B.A., George Mason University, 1983; J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1986. Admitted to the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars. Active duty, U.S. Air Force, 1986-91; Various reserve positions in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and D.C. Air National Guard, 1991-2008. Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, 1991-94. Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia, 1994-2001. Counsel, Miller & Chevalier Chartered, 2001-03. Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School, 2009-present. Appointed to the Department of Transportation Board of Contract Appeals, April 2003. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, January 6, 2007. Appointed Vice Chair of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, June 8, 2008.

Erica S. Beardsley

B.A., University of Virginia, 1990; J.D., William and Mary Law School,1995; Board Editor, William and Mary Law Review. Admitted to 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 May 29, 2016.

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 District of Columbia Bar. Associate, Spiegel & McDiarmid, LLP, 1995-96. Law clerk to Hon. Pamela A. Rymer, Circuit Judge, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 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 May 29, 2016.

Jerome M. Drummond

B.S., Eastern Kentucky University, 1976; J.D., Howard University School of Law, 1979. Admitted to the District of Columbia and West Virginia Bars. Various legal capacities, Social Security Administration, 1979-80. Reginald Heber Smith Fellow and Counsel, Legal Aid Society, 1981-84. Various legal capacities, including Deputy Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, General Services Administration, 1984-91. Various legal capacities, including Special Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1991-99. Appointed to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Board of Contract Appeals, January 25, 1999. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, January 6, 2007.

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. Attorney, Wickwire Gavin, P.C., 1975-93 (Associate, 1975-80; Shareholder, 1981-93). 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, January 15, 1993. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, January 6, 2007.

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Catherine B. Hyatt

B.A. with general honors and honors in economics, Goucher College, 1974, Phi Beta Kappa; J.D. with high honors, George Washington University National Law Center, 1977. Member, George Washington Law Review, 1976-77; Order of the Coif. Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. Law Clerk to the Honorable Philip Nichols, Jr., United States Court of Claims (predecessor to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit), 1977-78; Associate Attorney, Arnold & Porter, 1978-82; Attorney, Allied-Signal Inc., Bendix Aerospace Sector, 1982-88; Attorney-Examiner, General Services Board of Contract Appeals, 1988. Appointed to the General Services Board of Contract Appeals, November 6, 1988. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, January 6, 2007.

Harold C. "Chuck" Kullberg

A.B. magna cum laude, Ripon College, 1975, Phi Beta Kappa; J.D., Emory University, 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 Attorney, Corcoran and Swick, 1982-83. Attorney-Advisor, Federal Legal Information Through Electronics (FLITE), U.S. Air Force, 1983-85. Office of the General Counsel of the Navy, 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, November 3, 2003. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, January 6, 2007.

Harold D. "Harv" Lester, Jr.

B.A in Economics and Business Administration, Furman University, 1984; J.D., Washington & Lee University, 1988; Executive Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review. Admitted to Kentucky and District of Columbia Bars. Associate, Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson, 1988-92; National Courts Section, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Trial Attorney, 1992-99; Assistant Branch Director, 1999-2013. Counsel, Vedder Price, PC, 2013-14. Faculty member, National Advocacy Center, 2001-2012. Became a Member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals on July 14, 2014.

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, 2008. Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Trial and Defense Counsel, Langley Air Force Base, VA, 2002-05; Chief, Strategic Communications, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Pentagon, 2006-07; Law Clerk, U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, 2007-08; Trial Attorney, Commercial Litigation Division, Air Force Legal Operations Agency, 2008-10; Deputy Command Judge Advocate, Joint Contracting Command, U.S. Forces, Afghanistan, June - December 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 May 29, 2016.

Beverly M. Russell

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, September 1995 to September 1998, and October 1999 to April 2001. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, October 1998 to September 1999. Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, April 2001 to May 2016, during which period served as Senior Litigation Counsel, in Calendar Year 2006, and Affirmative Civil Enforcement Attorney, from August 2009 to May 2016. 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, Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Contract Appeals, 1991-2000; Deputy Dispute Resolution Specialist, 1991-2006. Lecturer (Government Contract Law), William & Mary School of Law, 1992-95. Appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Contract Appeals, July 16, 2000. Appointed Chairman of the Board and Dispute Resolution Specialist of the Department, May 14, 2006. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, January 6, 2007.

Marian E. Sullivan

B.A. in Political Science, Stanford University, 1990; J.D., Georgetown University, 1995; Managing Editor, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. Admitted to California Bar. Attorney-Advisor, Office of General Counsel, Department of the Air Force, 1996-98; Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Trial Attorney, 1998-2007, Senior Trial Counsel, 2007-13, Professional Responsibility Officer, 2012-14, Assistant Director, 2013-2014. Faculty member, National Advocacy Center, 2011-2012. 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, 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, then Chief Counsel, General Services Board of Contract Appeals, 1985-89. Appointed to the General Services Board of Contract Appeals, April 1989. Appointed to the Department of Agriculture Board of Contract Appeals, November 1998. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, January 6, 2007.

Richard C. Walters

B.S.E., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, 1968, Beta Gamma Sigma (Business), Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting); J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1971. Member, Law School Moot Court Board. Admitted to the Maryland, and District of Columbia Bars. Assistant Counsel, Northern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Department of the Navy, 1972-78. Associate, Max E. Greenberg, Trayman, Cantor, Reiss & Blasky, 1978-80. Associate/Senior Attorney, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP, 1981-93. Senior Attorney, Piper & Marbury LLP (currently DLA Piper), 1993-97. Dispute Resolution Officer, Federal Aviation Administration Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition, 1997-2004. Appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Contract Appeals, November 18, 2004. Appointed Vice Chairman of the Board, May 14, 2006. Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, January 6, 2007.

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 United States Patent and Trademark Office. Associate Attorney, Fish & Neave, New York, NY, 1982-84; Law Clerk to Honorable Phillip B. Baldwin, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1984-86; Associate Attorney, Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC, 1986-93; Judge, District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board, 1993-2010 (Chairman, 2002-10); Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Navy, 2010-11 (Associate Counsel, Naval Sea Systems Command). Became a member of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, December 4, 2011.

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