Gordon Griffin


Gordon N. Griffin is a Washington, D.C., litigation attorney practicing in both federal real estate and government contracts. Mr. Griffin represents building owners, real estate developers, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and asset managers nationwide in matters relating to general services administration (GSA) lease negotiation and administration, as well as federal real estate disputes. He advises federal real estate clients on U.S. government procurement practices and lease disputes under the Contract Disputes Act.

Mr. Griffin also works with government contractors, and he regularly counsels clients on federal acquisition regulations (FAR), defense federal acquisition regulations (DFAR) and contract compliance. He represents clients in bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and litigates on behalf of clients at the various Boards of Contract Appeals. He counsels clients on all aspects of the government contracting programs offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as teaming agreements, data rights and intellectual property in government contracts.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he spent several years at a large international law firm where he focused on government contracts. He also clerked for Chief Judge Jamie Baker at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Griffin spent 11 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a fighter pilot flying F/A-18 “Hornets,” and deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mr. Griffin remains active in the military and veterans communities, with a pro bono practice centered on representing veterans at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. 


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., honors with distinction

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

  • Emory University, B.A., Mathematics; Economics

Bar Admissions

  • New York

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims

Honors & Awards

  • Truman Fellow at the Truman National Security Project, 2010-2011

  • Georgetown University Law Center: Dean's List, 2012

Practice Areas

  • Contract
  • Federal Government
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation & Appeals

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