Kelley P. Doran

Kelley P. Doran


Washington, DC
Phone: 202.220.1212    Fax: 202.220.1665

Kelley P. Doran is a partner in the Government Contracts Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office. Mr. Doran focuses his practice on government contracts counseling, contract negotiations and litigation, representing a broad range of commercial item, defense and homeland security contractors that sell products and services to federal, state and local governments. He has worked with companies in such industries as biodefense, life sciences, information technology, cybersecurity, homeland security, defense and environmental remediation. Mr. Doran regularly represents contractors before various administrative tribunals, including the Government Accountability Office. Additionally, he assists clients in addressing compliance issues associated with public procurements, including establishing compliance programs, conducting internal investigations, responding to government investigations, and assessing the need for mandatory disclosures. He also has represented companies in the acquisition and sale of government contracts and businesses and regularly counsels companies with respect to government-unique information systems security requirements.

Mr. Doran has taught numerous seminars on government contracting, including "Government Contract Law" and "Commercial Item Acquisition: Selling Commercial Products and Services to the Federal Government" in connection with the Federal Publications Seminars operated by West. He has also lectured at the U.S. Army Contracting Agency, Capital District Contracting Center, Ft. Belvoir.


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1993, National Moot Court Team
  • B.A., cum laude, Bates College, 1989, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Practice Areas