Richard Duvall is a partner in the Government Contracts and
Litigation practices in the firm's Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.
Mr. Duvall focuses his practices on government contracts litigation and
enforcement defense matters arising under or related to government contracts.
His work in defense of enforcement matters has involved False Claims Act cases,
suspension and debarment matters, investigations, procurement integrity matters,
defense of audits, mandatory disclosure matters, advice and analysis of
organizational conflicts of interests, and advice concerning compliance
requirements. He has also handled bid protests, claims, and a wide variety of
civil litigation related to contracts or subcontracts, as well as injunction
actions, arbitrations, mediations, fraud cases, and tortious inference
Mr. Duvall served as Section Leader of the firm's Litigation Section from
2003 – 2007. In that capacity he had operating responsibility for over 425
lawyers, and 16 practice groups. He also served as a member of the firm's
Practice Management Committee. From 1994 – 2000, Mr. Duvall served as a member
of the firm's Directors Committee.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Duvall served in the U.S. Navy JAG
Corps. He entered private practice in the early 1970's, he then went on to be a
founding member of the law firm of Dunnells & Duvall, which operated from
1974 until December 31, 1993, when it joined Holland & Knight. While at
Dunnells & Duvall, Mr. Duvall served as managing partner from 1980-84 and as
a member of the firm's Executive Committee from 1987-93.