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Scott A. Livingston

Scott Livingston

Scott A. Livingston

Partner

4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 820
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

    Scott A. Livingston, is co-founder of Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL) and is Chair of the firm’s State Contracting, Procurement and Bid Protests Practice.

    A specialist in Maryland procurement law, Mr. Livingston has represented hundreds of government contractors on bid protests and other state contract disputes totaling more than 5 billion dollars.  He has been the attorney of record in more than 50 decisions published by the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals.  In his more than 30 years in practice, Mr. Livingston has handled more appeals to the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals than any other private practitioner attorney.

    In his previous position serving as an Assistant Attorney General of Maryland, Mr. Livingston advised the Secretary of Transportation of Maryland.  He helped draft Maryland’s procurement regulations governing administrative procedures for resolution of bid protests and contract claims.

    Mr. Livingston is a regular speaker on procurement law subjects, including construction claims, bid protests and MBE compliance for organizations including the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association.

    He provides legal services to government contractors relating to bid protests, litigation and settlement of claims against agencies of the State of Maryland.

    Previously, Mr. Livingston served for seven years as an Assistant Attorney General with the Maryland Department of Transportation.

    Notable Representations

    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT AND THE PAST RECORD IS NO ASSURANCE OF FAVORABLE RESULTS IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

    Achievements

    • Awarded “Champion of Equal Justice” from Legal Aid of Maryland, for 17 years of pro bono procurement law advice that supported $102 million in contracts for legal services to Children in Need of Assistance
    • Attorney of record in 50+ published docketed decisions of the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals – more than any private law practitioner in Maryland

    Publications and Presentations

    • Author and publisher, “Maryland Procurement ALERT” newsletter, with timely information on legal developments of interest to companies doing business with the State of Maryland. Click here to subscribe.
    • Webinars on COVID-19 and Protecting the Contractors Profit Margin for the Maryland Transportation Building Materials Association and Associated Builders and Contractors (Spring, 2020)
    • “Principles of Maryland Procurement Law,” co-author with Lydia B. Hoover, 29 University of Baltimore Law Review 1 (2000)
    • Frequent lecturer and panelist on Maryland procurement law

    Bar Admissions

    • Maryland (1976)
    • Washington, D.C. (1976)
    • U.S. Supreme Court (1977)

    Education

    Mr. Livingston earned his Juris Doctor from Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C. and his bachelor’s degree from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts.