Michael Stamp is a litigator who represents businesses in commercial disputes, employment matters, and bid protests. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies—and several Fortune 100 companies—in high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation and frequently represents government contractors in bid protests before the GAO. His experience also includes serving as an advisor to small and large businesses, in addition to a presidential campaign.
Before joining Protorae Law, Michael practiced for many years at O’Melveny & Myers, in Washington, DC, as well as at a regional law firm in Virginia. Prior to entering private practice, Michael was a law clerk to the Honorable R. Barclay Surrick in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Michael is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and has litigated in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the nation.
Michael received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was active in moot court, a member of the University of Pennsylvania Law School American Inn of Court, and the managing editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law. Michael received his Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Minnesota, where he graduated cum laude.
- Achieved complete dismissal of an $8.4 million lawsuit against a government contractor accused of conspiring to damage another contractor’s business prospects
- Represented a DOD contractor in litigation with a consultant concerning an alleged breach of a sales representative agreement
- Obtained a complete recovery of nearly $1 million in a lawsuit concerning the sale of government contracting company
- Represented a federal government contractor in litigation against a former executive concerning theft of trade secrets and breach of contract
- Successfully obtained reversal of a determination by the Small Business Administration that a government contractor was not an eligible small business for a HUD procurement
- Obtained a $270 million settlement, prior to commencement of litigation, on behalf of a manufacturer in connection with a claim against one of its vendors for providing non-conforming parts
- Won a multi-million dollar arbitration on behalf of a Virginia defense contractor concerning tax liabilities owed in connection with the purchase of a company
- Successfully resisted class certification in an action by delivery drivers of a nationwide package delivery service seeking to be reclassified as employees instead of independent contractors
- Negotiated settlements with multiple state attorneys general concerning potential claims arising from the marketing of subprime mortgage products
- Represented product manufacturers—including an automobile manufacturer—in multiple state and nationwide class actions asserting breach of warranty, consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices claims
- Represented pharmaceutical manufacturers against fraud and unfair trade practices claims brought by state attorneys general
- Successfully obtained dismissal of business conspiracy and tortious interference claims against federal government contractor
- Obtained summary judgment for an executive against claims of tortious interference, breach of contract, and misappropriation of trade secrets
Honors and Awards
- 2019 & 2018 Virginia Legal Elite – Labor/Employment, Virginia Business
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: THE RESULTS OF ALL CLIENT MATTERS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH MATTER. PAST SUCCESSES DO NOT PREDICT OR GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESSES.