Cyrus E. Phillips, IV

Cyrus E. Phillips, IV — Chairman, Government Contracts Practice

Cy Phillips, a former government contracts law judge, is a leading government contracts attorney.  As a judge for the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals for seven years, Mr. Phillips took a leadership role, rising to Vice Chairman.  He has prior government contract law experience working as an attorney with the Defense Logistics Agency and with a national law firm.

Mr. Phillips manages the firm’s government contract practice.  He handles almost all aspects of this area of the law, with a focus on claims, protests, and performance.  He is licensed to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia, and handles cases in federal courts nationwide.



College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, JD, (1968);

University of Illinois, BA with Honors (1966).



Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine (2012-2011).

“AV Rated” by Martindale-Hubbell; This is their highest rating for legal ability and ethics (2012)

Federal 100” by Federal Computer Week (1991).

Award for Excellence” by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Administration, Assistant Secretary (1995).

Meritorious Civilian Service Award” by the Defense Logistics Agency(1980).


Classes Taught to Lawyers, Judges, and/or Contractors:

Lecturer — “An Effective Procurement Protest Forum,” the Tidewater Association of Service Contractors, April 20, 2011.

Lecturer — GSA’s “Trial Boss” program – an intensive two-week course for federal computer systems personnel.

Lecturer – United States Department of Justice Legal Education Institute – a program government contracts, protests, and trial practice.