G. Matthew Koehl

G. Matthew Koehl


Washington, DC
Phone: 202.220.1243    Fax: 202.220.1665


Matthew Koehl is a partner in the Government Contracts Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office. Mr. Koehl focuses his practice on government contract and financial assistance agreement counseling, negotiations, investigations and litigation. He has more than 20 years of experience representing commercial and defense contractors across a broad range of industries, including information technology, management consulting and construction, with an emphasis on matters relating to the federal Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) contract program.

Mr. Koehl’s experience spans the entire lifecycle of government contracting. He assists companies with market research and business development efforts, proposal responses, and contract negotiation with government customers and prime contractors. In addition, Mr. Koehl has represented numerous companies in mergers, acquisitions and sales involving government contracts.

Mr. Koehl counsels government prime contractors and subcontractors on contract negotiations, risk reduction and contracting procedures, small business matters, and patent, software and technical data rights. He also regularly helps government contractors establish ethics and compliance programs, conduct internal investigations and respond to government investigations.

Mr. Koehl has represented government contractors in bid protests, claims and other types of appeals before the Court of Federal Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeals and other administrative tribunals, including the Government Accountability Office and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. He also has experience with bid protest and contract claim proceedings at the state and local government level.

Mr. Koehl has regularly taught seminars on government contracting for Federal Publications Seminars. He also has authored numerous articles on legal issues of interest to government contractors and has been featured in publications such as Practical Law and Federal Contracts Report. In addition, he has testified as an expert witness on government contracts rules and requirements in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Koehl's previous experience includes serving as a founder and principal at a boutique government contracts law firm, a partner at a large international law firm, and as vice president and general counsel at MicronPC Government, a Top 5 GSA Schedule 70 contractor with $500 million in annual sales. 


  • J.D., cum laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1993
  • B.A., History, with honors, Colgate University, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Idaho

Practice Areas