Lewis Rhodes is an experienced government contracts attorney with both law firm and in-house experience.
Prior to starting at General Counsel, Lewis spent several years as a senior in-house attorney for multiple small-business Government Contractors. During this time, he advised his companies on all aspects of Federal Contracting regulations such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the Service Contract Act (SCA). Lewis worked on all aspects of the acquisition cycle from pre-RFP through contract award and administration. His time as an in-house attorney gives Lewis a unique perspective on the operations of a small business.
Prior to going in-house, Lewis spent 10 years in private practice with a focus on Government Contracts. In this time, he represented small and large businesses in numerous bid protests before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims and multiple Contract Disputes Act claim appeals at the Boards of Contract Appeals.
In addition to his legal career, Lewis is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves and has a combined 26 years of service on active duty and as a Reservist. As a veteran, Lewis takes special pride in representing veteran-owned businesses and has developed expertise in regulations governing VOSB and SDVOSB certified companies.