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  • J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2008
  • B.A., University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law

Court of Federal Claims Bar

District of Columbia Bar

Law360 Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board

National Defense Industrial Association

Virginia State Bar

Franklin C. Turner

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  • T: 202.753.3432
    F: 202.354.4641

Mr. Turner is a Partner and Co-Leader of the Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group. He is an innovative business lawyer with significant experience resolving complex government contracts issues for a broad array of companies – ranging from multinational Fortune 100 corporations to mid‑market and small businesses.  Mr. Turner routinely represents clients in the aerospace, defense, information technology, health care and industrial supply sectors. 

Mr. Turner’s multifaceted practice includes assisting companies with comprehensive claims for payment, prosecuting and defending bid protests, counseling companies regarding small business regulations and related issues, conducting internal investigations to ensure his clients’ compliance with federal procurement regulations and related statutes, preparing and submitting mandatory and voluntary disclosures, counseling prime contractors and subcontractors regarding disputes, defending companies against False Claims Act allegations, counseling companies regarding issues of cost allowability, allocability and reasonableness, designing and implementing comprehensive regulatory compliance programs, and assisting government contractors in connection with mergers and acquisitions due diligence.

Mr. Turner is a prolific author and lecturer and is routinely called upon by national and international news organizations to offer his insight regarding developments in the federal procurement industry. 

Over the course of his career, Mr. Turner has represented clients in connection with disputes involving a multitude of federal government entities, including the: General Services Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Navy, Department of the Air Force, Department of the Army, Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of the Coast Guard, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Defense Information Systems Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, United States Postal Service, Defense Contract Audit Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency.

Representative Matters

Developed claims on behalf of multinational government contractor valued in excess of $270 million in connection with a multibillion-dollar information technology contract dispute; assisted the company in successfully structuring a settlement without resort to litigation
Assisted in the investigation and preparation of various contract claims involving ship design and construction on behalf of multibillion-dollar contractor
Assisted in the investigation and preparation of contract claims relating to extreme weather impacts on behalf of multibillion-dollar contractor
Assisted in the investigation and preparation of contract claims relating to business reorganizations on behalf of multibillion-dollar contractor
Assisted in the investigation and development of successful responses to numerous “show cause” and “cure” letters on behalf of large, medium-sized and small businesses