As the head of Cordatis’s litigation practice, Josh Schnell relies on his extensive federal government experience to represent government contractors, grant recipients, businesses, and individuals in federal courts and administrative tribunals throughout the country. These cases often involve breach of contract claims, bid protests, terminations, the Administrative Procedure Act, intellectual property disputes, and employment matters.
In addition to his litigation practice, Josh maintains an active ethics and compliance practice. This practice includes helping clients develop and strengthen their ethics and compliance programs and conducting internal investigations. Josh also defends clients in False Claims Act cases, suspension and debarment hearings, audits, and other enforcement proceedings. For example, Josh has successfully defended clients against investigations by the Department of Justice, several Offices of Inspector General, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
Finally, Josh spends a significant amount of his time counseling clients on avoiding litigation, audits, and government investigations. To achieve these objectives, Josh frequently advises clients on the following types of issues:
When not practicing law, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, coaching lacrosse and basketball, and chasing brook trout in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
J.D., Tulane University Law School
University of Oslo Law School
B.S.M., Tulane University
Bar & Court AdmissionsVirginia
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit, Tenth Circuit, and Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia, and Western District of Virginia