Michael J. Anstett

Michael J. Anstett

  • Special Counsel
  • Litigation
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7390
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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Michael J. Anstett is litigation special counsel resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm in 2000.

Mr. Anstett's practice focuses on the representation of government contractors, including major defense and aerospace clients, in a wide range of matters involving bid protests, regulatory compliance, and suspension and debarment proceedings.

Mr. Anstett represents government contractors in fraud investigations and False Claims Act qui tam litigation and also counsels clients on contract formation and post-award matters, government audits, export control compliance, government contracts due diligence, Procurement Integrity Act and Freedom of Information Act disputes, and voluntary disclosures. In addition to his government contracts practice, Mr. Anstett works on a variety of commercial litigation and white-collar criminal investigations.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Anstett is recognized by Legal 500 in Government Contracts.

Professional Associations

Member, Law360 Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board (2018)
Secretary, Procurement Division, National Defense Industrial Association
Vice Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, ABA Section of Public Contract Law


Mr. Anstett served as a law clerk for Judge Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; New York; US Court of Appeals, Fourth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits; US District Court for the District of Columbia; US District Court for the District of Colorado; US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; US Court of Federal Claims

Practices & Industries


Duke University School of Law, JD – 1999
University of Portland, BA – 1996
  • maxima cum laude
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