Dean Baxtresser represents clients in high-profile government litigation and investigations, particularly involving major contract disputes and False Claims Act allegations.

Mr. Baxtresser leverages a sophisticated understanding of the government contracting ecosystem and extensive experience guiding world-leading companies through their biggest disputes to help clients navigate:

  • Complex commercial litigation involving the False Claims Act
  • Government investigations and congressional inquiries
  • Government contract disputes
  • Bid protests
  • Government audits

He advises clients on regulatory compliance obligations related to government contracting, including domestic preferences, procurement integrity, small business rules and cost accounting requirements, as well as regulatory and contractual disclosure requirements with respect to Federal Supply Schedule contracts.

Within the transactional context, Mr. Baxtresser collaborates across the firm’s global platform to identify opportunities and risks associated with government contracting, including business considerations, transaction structure, government notice and approval requirements, and intellectual property factors.

Mr. Baxtresser serves as Co-Chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Government Contracts Committee and regularly presents at committee events.

He maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising nonprofit organizations on government grants.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Baxtresser served as a lead program attorney for the acquisition of military equipment and weapon systems at Marine Corps Systems Command, the United States Marine Corps’ primary acquisition arm. He advised the Marine Corps on issues spanning the entire government acquisition process, including source selection, bid protests, and contract terminations. His practice also encompassed procurement fraud investigations, special reviews of agency procurement policies, contract management, and the acquisition and management of information technology support services.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Michigan


  • JD, University of Michigan, 2010
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Rice University, 2007
    cum laude
  • BMus, Rice University, 2007
    cum laude