Joel R. Feidelman

Joel R. Feidelman

  • Of Counsel
  • Litigation
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7150
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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Joel R. Feidelman joined Fried Frank in 1961 and became a partner in 1969. He is currently of counsel in the litigation department and resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. Mr. Feidelman has served as the co-chairman of the DC office's litigation department and was the founding partner-in-charge of its government contracts group.

Mr. Feidelman's practice includes pre-award litigation and counseling on contract formation issues, post-award disputes and litigation and the representation of government contractors in various civil proceedings, including Procurement Integrity and Freedom of Information Act disputes, and enforcement matters involving voluntary disclosure and suspension and debarment.

Mr. Feidelman has lectured and written extensively on government contract and procurement law for the past 44 years and has served in numerous capacities at the National Contract Management Association. 

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Feidelman was an officer in the United States Air Force. He served as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for Procurement, Air Force Logistics Command, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Feidelman is one of the first recipients of the NCMA's Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award.

Professional Associations

Mr. Feidelman for many years was the chairman of the Legal Subcommittee of the Government Contracts Committee of the American Apparel and Footwear Association. He has also been an honorary member of the Government Contracts Association of Detroit, Michigan since 1982.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; United States Supreme Court

Practices & Industries


Yale Law School, LLB – 1958
Syracuse University, BA – 1955
  • magna cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
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