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Lynda Troutman O'Sullivan is the Deputy General Counsel for Acquisition (SAF/GCQ), Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. She is responsible for providing advice to the Service Acquisition Executive, the Program Executive Officers, and the Air Staff on acquisition law and litigation.

Ms. O'Sullivan joined the Air Force in 2004 from private law practice. Among her Air Force career accomplishments are the establishment of the Air Force Negotiation Center of Excellence and the deployment of interest-based negotiation training for USAF acquisition professionals. In private practice, Ms. O'Sullivan advised and represented diverse clients in federal government contract matters and litigation. She is an active member and has held leadership positions in the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Public Contract Law over the past 25 years.

1974 Bachelor of Arts, American University, Washington, D.C.
1978 Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1978 - 1985 Associate in private law practice, Washington, D.C.
1985 - 1992 Associate and then partner, Perkins Coie, Washington, D.C.
1993 - 1997 Partner, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, Washington, D.C.
1997 - 2004 Partner, Miller & Chevalier, Washington, D.C.
2004 - 2009 Assistant Deputy General Counsel (Dispute Resolution) Department of the Air Force
2009 - 2010 Assistant Deputy General Counsel (Contractor Responsibility) Department of the Air Force
2010 - 2011 Deputy General Counsel (Dispute Resolution) and Managing Executive, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Air Force
2011 - present, Deputy General Counsel (Acquisition) Department of the Air Force

2008 Fellow of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law
2008 Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2003 Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

1. Nash & Cibinic, Cost Reimbursement Contracting (CCH, 3d edition 2005), contributing author (wrote chapter on cost allowability and cost accounting)
2. "Uncharted Waters: State Contracting Intellectual Property Terms and Conditions" (primary author with Robert K. Huffman), Public Contract Law Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Fall 2003)
3. "Deciphering Caldera v. Northrop Worldwide Aircraft Services, Inc. - The Concept of 'Benefit' and Its Role in Cost Allocation and Allowability," feature article in The Government Contractor (Federal Publications, January 2000)

(Current as of November 2012)


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