Louis Victorino

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 2099
Washington 20006 DC US

Mr. Louis D. Victorino is a special counsel in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Victorino’s practice involves both counseling and litigation in the Public Contract Law field, representing domestic and foreign concerns that sell products, construction or services to Federal, State, or local government agencies.

In his 40 year career, he has litigated in excess of thirty matters before the Court of Federal Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Comptroller General, and various Federal District Courts.

Mr. Victorino writes and speaks extensively on government contracts matters including Thompson Reuters/Federal Publication’s flagship course on Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software.


  • Currently representing Aerospace and Defense company in a Contract Dispute before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals defending the company’s claims of commercial and government purpose rights licenses in technical data and software related to aircraft purchased by the United States Air Force.
  • Assisted a major Aerospace and Defense client in evaluating data rights claims by critical subcontractor and assisted in developing a litigation strategy to defend against claims including involvement of antitrust and FAA counsel in effort. Settled short of litigation following exchange of position statements.
  • Litigated at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals $3 million in constructive change claims under a contract to design and develop software designed to maintain Minuteman Missiles. The U.S. Air Force had defaulted the contract and demanded return of $4.2 million in progress payments.
  • Represented multiple companies in lawsuits in state and federal courts against competitors’ misappropriation and misuse of technical data and software.
  • Advised underwriter’s counsel in initial public offering of telecommunications company whose primary assets were patents related to inventions made during the course of Government contracts. Identified remedial actions necessary to resolve patent ownership issues.
  • Assisted foreign based and traditional commercial companies become involved in federal government contracting including advice regarding corporate structure, protection of intellectual property rights, and special risks associated with the federal government market.
  • Provided advice regarding a potential organizational conflict of interest (“OCI”) and assisted the software development client in developing a mitigation plan to enable it to bid on future work notwithstanding the potential OCI.


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1970, Board of Editors, UCLA Law Review, 1968 – 1970
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1967


  • District of Columbia
  • California


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