Timothy A. Furin draws on his background as an acquisition law specialist in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps to help clients navigate the federal government procurement process. Mr. Furin is an experienced litigator who counsels and represents contractors of all sizes across all industry sectors in a wide range of government procurement law matters, including contract formation and administration, ethics and compliance, bid protest litigation, and requests for equitable adjustment, contract claims and appeals. Tim also has a broad range of experience with rapid acquisition (to include the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Other Transaction Agreements), stability operations, and contingency contracting. He has successfully represented both the federal government and government contractors before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Boards of Contract Appeals, and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), as well as various other federal and state courts.
Prior to joining Ward & Berry, Mr. Furin served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, acquiring experience across the full spectrum of government contract and fiscal law matters. His final Army assignment was as the Chair of the Contract and Fiscal Law Department at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, the premier federal government provider of contract and fiscal law education. In this capacity, Tim was responsible for delivering instruction to over 3,500 federal government attorneys annually. Before his Department Chair position, Tim served as a Trial Team Chief and defended the Army and Department of Defense agencies against bid protests before the GAO and COFC, and litigated contract appeals before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeal (ASBCA). Tim has also served as the Division Staff Judge Advocate (General Counsel) for the 1st Infantry Division where he was responsible for advising the Division Commander and staff on all legal matters, and as an Associate Professor at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School where he was widely recognized as the Army’s subject matter expert in bid protests, contract appeals, and contingency contracting. A former Infantry Officer and Army Ranger, Tim holds a top-secret security clearance and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq.
Mr. Furin holds several positions with the ABA Section of Public Contract Law and currently serves as a Vice Chair of the Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee. He is also the President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). Tim has completed the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s National Suspension and Debarment Training Program and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide in Australia where he teaches all aspects of U.S. federal government contract law to our coalition partners.
Tim Furin is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Federal Claims, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.