Brandeis Alum nominated for US Attorney

March 15, 2019

President Donald Trump nominated Matthew H. Solomson ’96 for a seat on the United States Court of Federal Claims on March 1, according to the White House website. His nomination is under discussion in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Solomson received his Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, from which he went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, according to his LinkedIn page. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.

After graduating from law school he served as a law clerk at the Court of Federal Claims. Throughout his career Solomson served as a Trial Attorney in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the United States Department of Justice Civil Division, and worked in private practices at various law firms in Washington, DC.

Solomson was also an Associate General Counsel at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the government contracts practice group within the law department, and served as the primary counsel to both the company’s intelligence community business and its engineering subsidiary.

Currently he is the Chief Legal Officer of Anthem, Inc. As the Chief Legal Officer of a business unit within a Fortune 500 company, he leads and manages a team of attorneys and compliance professionals, while also being a member of the business unit’s senior management team. He provides legal and business counsel on a broad range of subjects, including litigation, regulatory compliance, healthcare, privacy, internal investigation and cybersecurity matters.

Solomson has experience involving every aspect of the federal government procurement process and contract lifecycle, including: contract formation, administration and termination; bid protests; constructive change claims and requests for equitable adjustment; cardinal change and breach of contract claims; and performance evaluation challenges.

He provided advice regarding or has litigated cases involving a wide range of procurement-related statutes and regulations, including: the Tucker Act; the Contract Disputes Act; the Competition in Contracting Act; the Prompt Payment Act; the Anti-Assignment Act; the Antideficiency Act; the Small Business Act; the Service Contract Act; the False Claims Act; the Forfeiture of Fraudulent Claims Act and an extensive array of Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions.
Solomson is the author of “Court of Federal Claims: Jurisdiction, Practice, and Procedure.” He also has numerous publications including “A User’s Guide to Contract Disputes Act Claim Preparation: Tips and Tactics,” “The Keys to the Kingdom: Obtaining Injunctive Relief in Bid Protest Cases Before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims,” “What Would Scalia Do? – A Textualist Approach to the Qui Tam Settlement Provision of the False Claims Act” and “Current Issues in False Claims Litigation.”

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