Fred Geldon

Fred Geldon is currently senior counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Steptoe & Johnson. He is a member of the Government Contracts and Homeland Security practices and advises clients concerning a wide spectrum of government contract matters, with an emphasis on compliance and organizational conflicts of interest areas.

His prior experience includes 21 years at Electronic Data Systems Corporation, where he was Director of the Contracts and Legal Division for EDS Federal (the largest legacy component of Perspecta) and handled and supervised legal matters involving EDS’ federal government customers. Fred began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable William B. Bryant, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He subsequently spent 11 years in private practice and served as an Assistant Director of the Environmental and Occupational Disease Litigation section of the Torts Branch, Civil Division of the Department of Justice, where he helped to supervise the nationwide asbestos litigation involving the United States.

Fred teaches government contracts-related classes at the Public Contracting Institute and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University.

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Fred Geldon discusses how establishing a credible compliance program can help contractors and compliance professionals to manage risks specific to government contracting. Read Part 1 here. Special compliance requirements apply when doing business with the government. Many practices or activities that are legal and acceptable in the commercial marketplace are not legal or acceptable in the federal government marketplace. Violating compliance rules...

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Federal contracting can be lucrative and rewarding – when done correctly. Steptoe & Johnson’s Fred Geldon outlines the various requirements contractors face in the government marketplace. Doing business with the government is different. The federal government makes rules to protect the public interest and the public treasury, waiving enough of its “sovereign immunity” so that contractors will elect to do business with...

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