Greg Bowman has experience in a wide range of complex litigation matters.  He has defended individuals and companies in matters involving national security, patent litigation, class action allegations, and administrative law.  Greg’s clients include government contractors, private sector companies in various industries, and government officials.  The diversity of Greg’s litigation practice reflects the variety of his professional experiences, including service in the U.S. Navy as a submarine officer and judge advocate. 

In addition to his litigation experience, over the course of his career Greg has conducted numerous investigations and negotiated with government authorities on behalf of corporate clients.  Greg currently serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Federal Programs and Government Contracts practice group. 

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Greg grew up in Springfield, Virginia and Ledyard, Connecticut.  He graduated from Duke University, magna cum laude, with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, and served 14 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy.   Greg attended Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Yale Law Journal

While on active duty, Greg served as an officer on a nuclear-powered submarine and later as a judge advocate, during which time he tried numerous criminal cases and litigated civil cases involving Constitutional and administrative law.  Greg also served as counsel to a 29-member commission appointed by the Secretary of Defense to investigate a terrorist attack against the USS Cole in October 2000.  The following year he was appointed to serve on a commission convened to review the Navy’s handling of espionage cases.

Representative Experience

  • Defending government contractors and government officials against battlefield claims based in national and international law
  • Representing a private sector company in a major international arbitration concerning patent licensing rights, which was tried before a three-member panel
  • Multi-district class action litigation involving consumer protection statutes
  • Pro bono representation of prisoners challenging the federal policy of assigning non-U.S. citizens to privately-run prisons
  • Representing individual current and former federal government officials in various matters
  • Representing a major consumer electronics manufacturer in a two-week trial before the U.S. International Trade Commission in a case involving the enforcement and licensing of standard essential patents relating to 3G and 4G cellular technology
  • Representing a medical device manufacturer in a jury trial before the Northern District of California in a patent dispute involving radiation physics technology
  • Patent litigation before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida over an electronic article surveillance device employing acousto-magnetic technology
  • Advising on legal issues pertaining to semi-conductor design and manufacture
  • Representing various companies in internal corporate investigations



ABA Outstanding Young Military Lawyer for U.S. Navy, 2000

ABA Award for Professional Merit, 1998


Other Government Service

  • Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Naval Reserve
  • Federal Civil Litigation, Navy General Litigation Division, 2001-2003
  • National Security Commissions, 2000-2001
  • Supervising Prosecutor, Trial Service Office Southeast, Mayport, Florida, 1998-2000
  • Politico-Military Affairs Internship, Joint Staff, J-5, 1994-1995
  • USS Topeka (SSN 754), San Diego, California, 1992-1994
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