Tanner N. Slaughter

Tanner Slaughter


Tanner N. Slaughter is a government contracts attorney based in Holland & Knight's Tysons office. Mr. Slaughter has experience in bid protests and the Contract Disputes Act (CDA), and focuses his practice on litigation as well as transactional, advisory and investigative matters in the government contracts field. Mr. Slaughter currently holds a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level security clearance.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Slaughter served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marian Blank Horn of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where he gained experience in litigation and alternative dispute resolution in government contracts, as well as in other areas of the court's jurisdiction.

During law school, Mr. Slaughter was a notes editor of the Public Contract Law Journal, published by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Public Contract Law. Mr. Slaughter also held the position of volunteer coordinator in the school's Military Law Society (GW MLS), organizing service activities such as volunteering at the Marine Corps Marathon, Wreaths Across America and Wreaths Out at Arlington National Cemetery.

Representative Experience

  • Experienced in bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), as well as agency-level protests
  • Experienced in litigating Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims before COFC and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA)
  • Represented a defense contractor before the ASBCA on an appeal of a $7 million claim for flight training services
  • Represented a government contractor in a GAO protest of a task order award by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Regularly involved in reviewing teaming agreements and conducting due diligence in connection with the merger and acquisition (M&A) of government contractors

  • Regularly involved in governmental and internal investigations of government contractors under the False Claims Act (FCA) and other procurement-related matters, including in response to U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, and producing information or documents in response to civil investigative demands (CIDs)


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., Concentration in Government Procurement, with honors
  • The George Washington University, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Honors & Awards
  • Public Contract Law Journal, First Place, Division I, American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law Writing Competition, 2020