Fred Geldon advises clients in connection with government contracts and compliance matters.
Prior to joining Steptoe, Fred was counsel for EDS US Government Solutions, the business unit of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (subsequently HP Enterprise Services) that performs contracts with agencies of the US government. In this role, he handled and supervised legal matters involving EDS’ federal government customers.
Fred regularly represented, counseled, and trained EDS contract administrators and business units concerning all aspects of government contracts including bid preparation, bid protests, contract and subcontract negotiation, contract and regulatory interpretation, claims, terminations, compliance, organizational conflicts of interest, and disputes.
Prior to joining EDS, Fred was a partner in private practice, where he focused on government contracts, energy and commercial litigation.
From 1983-1985, he served as Assistant Director of the Environmental and Occupational Disease Litigation section of the Torts Branch, Civil Division of the Department of Justice, where he supported the management of the nationwide asbestos litigation involving the United States.
Fred began his legal career in 1973 as a law clerk to the Honorable William B. Bryant, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Fred is currently an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University, and conducts frequent training sessions for the Public Contracting Institute in Compliance, Organizational Conflicts of Interest, Fundamentals of Government Contracting, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and a variety of other government contracts topics.
Fred has lectured and participated in government contracts programs at the George Washington University National Law Center (Government Contracts Program), ESI International, the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, the National Contract Management Association, the American Corporate Counsel Association, Federal Systems Summit, GSA Trail Boss Program, Centre Consulting, Federal Publications, and Grant Thornton Government Contractor Roundtable. Fred also sings with the Fairfax Jubil-Aires barbershop chorus and Men In Stripes barbershop quartet.
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