Courtney Edmonds is an Assistant General Counsel (National Security) at Leidos, Inc., and has been involved in professional activities relating to federal procurement law for close to 20 years. He decided to start his legal career after he fell short of his goal to be known as the best DJ in Washington, DC. While in private practice, Mr. Edmonds was an associate in the government contracts practice groups of Sidley Austin, Fried Frank, and McKenna Long & Aldridge. As an associate, he provided advice and assistance relating to procurement law, bid protests, identifying and mitigating organizational conflicts of interest, dispute avoidance and resolution, M&A, battlefield contracting, and public/private partnerships.
Mr. Edmonds left private practice in 2009 and joined Leidos, which was then doing business as SAIC. In his current role, Mr. Edmonds advises internal clients on all aspects of federal procurement, contract negotiations (public sector and commercial agreements), risk mitigation, and regulatory compliance. In addition, he conducts and manages internal investigations, and provides training to Leidos’ contract and procurement management personnel.
In 2015, Mr. Edmonds completed an LL.M. in National Security Law at Georgetown University Law Center.