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C. Stanley Dees, Esq.

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Stanley Dees recently retired as Senior Counsel with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. He joined the firm in 1963 and his practice encompassed counseling and litigation in the field of government contracts and related areas such as claims, bid protests, cost allowability, terminations, self-governance and compliance, investigations and civil fraud cases. Some of his major interests have been the calculation of equitable adjustments and damages and remedies for breached contracts and void or voidable contracts. He has authored numerous articles and spoken widely over the past fifty years in the area of government contracts.

Mr. Dees is now engaged in alternative disputes resolution and consulting. Before retiring, he engaged in substantial litigation before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and its predecessors, as well as boards of contract appeals and federal district courts. He has argued numerous cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Federal Circuit and its predecessor. He has counseled and litigated issues under classified programs.

Mr. Dees is a graduate of Princeton University with honors. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was a member of the board of editors of the Virginia Law Review and received the Order of the Coif. He was a lecturer at the University of Virginia Law School in the 1990s and is a honorary faculty member of the U.S. Army JAG School. He served as Chairman of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association (1987-88).


Legal Times: "If there is a dean of the government contracts bar, most would agree the title goes to C. Stanley Dees." (November 1,2004)

Chambers USA: Senior statesman in Government Contracts. "Stanley Dees is a 'legend' whose deep knowledge of the law and vast experience continues to hold sway over the marketplace." (2005)

Listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America