Jeremy Burkhart is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Tysons office. Mr. Burkhart focuses his practice on litigation, dispute resolution and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Mr. Burkhart is experienced in all principal aspects of government contracting. He provides counsel and representation on all government contract matters, including bid protests, claims, subcontracting and teaming agreements, small business contracting programs, compliance, and suspension and debarment. He also has significant knowledge in the issues facing government contractors engaged in M&A and has represented dozens of clients in the closing of such deals.
As a former agency counsel, Mr. Burkhart has substantial experience advising contracting officials and understands the government's priorities and concerns. He leverages this insight to craft strategies that successfully resolve clients' issues, while preserving positive business relationships with government customers.
Mr. Burkhart has considerable first-chair trial experience and has litigated numerous jury trials. A trusted counselor to many, he has advised Fortune 500 companies, federal government contracting officers and senior military officers.
Mr. Burkhart's recent representative engagements include:
- litigated a five-day hearing before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) on an appeal of a termination for default of a $32 million contract for the construction of an aircraft hangar; the case involved issues of delay, critical path and differing site conditions, as well as multiple expert witnesses
- represented a private equity firm in the $115 million equity purchase of a government contractor
- advised on hundreds of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) investigations, including investigations by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID)
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Burkhart served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a judge advocate (JAG) for nine years, where he regularly served as lead counsel in high-stakes litigation, including pre- and post-award protests at the Government Accounting Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as contract appeals before the ASBCA. He also advised DoD officials on significant government acquisitions. Mr. Burkhart is a veteran of the Afghanistan war and continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve.
During law school, Mr. Burkhart served on the editorial board of the Akron Law Review.
- University of Akron School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- John Carroll University, B.S., Economics, cum laude
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Bid Protest Committee, Vice Chair, 2020-Present
- American Bar Association, House of Delegates, Delegate At Large, 2021-Present
- Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2021