Section of Public Contract Law

The Section of Public Contract Law serves to provide balanced recommendations on procurement policy, provide a forum to engage with colleagues across all segments of the procurement industry, and gain insight into and develop unique perspectives of federal, state and local public contract law.

2020 - 2021 Chair Appointments

Find the 2020 - 2021 committee appointments made by Public Contract Law Chair Susan Warshaw Ebner.

2020 Public Contract Law Journal Writing Competition

Now Open through 9/30!

Entries are now being accepted for the 2020 ABA Public Contract Law Journal Annual Writing Competition for law students, young lawyers, and LL.M graduates. All entries must be received by Wednesday, September 30 at 11:59pm CT.

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Select Your Area of Interest

To receive highly curated, specific ABA public contract law information and events, select the Government: Public Contract Area of Interest in your My ABA account. Access step-by-step instructions (click button on right).

On-Demand CLE

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21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

The current movement for racial equality in America provides an opportunity for us to consider how we - as individuals, as lawyers, and as a Section - are meeting this moment. Are we moving on with our daily lives, or are we willing to grow in our knowledge and understanding to help shape our profession? What responsibility do we bear? Take the Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge(c)!

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Committe Meetings Calendar

Our section has a robust committee meetings calendar. Find a complete list of upcoming and previous meetings on our Committee Meetings Calendar (click right button). Individual committee meetings can be found in the Upcoming Committee Meetings section below.

PCL Connect

If you're already a member of one of our Public Contract Law Committees, you can visit our online PCL Connect by clicking the button on the right and log in.

Why join the Section?

Stu Nibley & Amy Conant Hoang, K&L Gates, Washington, DC

Leaders of the Section of Public Contract Law share why they make it an integral part of their professional lives. To them the Section is a great resource which provides tremendous networking & educational opportunities (click photo of video on left to watch).

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Recent Comment Letters

Prior Comment Letters

An extensive library of comment letters written by various ABA Public Contract Law Section committees, approved by Section officers and council members, and submitted to the appropriate government agency by our chair can be found on our prior section comments page. Open to everyone, take advantage of this valuable, highly sought after resource.

About Public Contract Law

Our goal is simple yet ambitious: To be the most reliable, most respected nationwide source of balanced, unbiased positive recommendations for improving the law relating to procurement at all levels of government. Because of our unique position composed of lawyers and associates from government, corporations, and law firms, we have an extraordinary opportunity and duty to work for improvements to the procurement process.

Contact Us

Use this online form to contact the Section of Public Contract Law or call Patty Brennan at 312.988.5623.