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Transforming opportunities into possibilities

The aerospace and defense industry is under constant pressure. Whether coping with reduced defense budgets, riding a surge in commercial space interest, navigating a complex regulatory landscape, or avoiding terrorism and cybersecurity concerns, aerospace and defense contractors continually face challenging legal matters.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig helps aerospace and defense clients maintain their competitive edge. Our law firm delivers practical solutions that allow clients to foster relationships with government agencies and secure their innovations. We guide businesses through government investigations, help them negotiate favorable contract terms, and protect their interests in disputes.

Our experience in the aerospace and defense sectors

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig represents aircraft and component manufacturers and suppliers, defense contractors, research and development organizations, and contractors and subcontractors in transactions, litigation, and regulatory matters. Our clients include leaders in the aerospace industry and defense industry as well as emerging companies and startups.

Our multidisciplinary team includes industry-leading lawyers with expertise in a variety of fields, including litigation, business, and regulatory matters. We complement their legal acumen with a legacy of service and the depth of our industry experience: among our aerospace and defense team members are military veterans, aerospace engineers, and commercial pilots. Together, these capabilities give clients a competitive advantage.

What we do

  • Defend manufacturers and contractors in disputes before federal courts and international arbitrators
  • Represent clients involved in government investigations, including investigations by the Department of Defense and Department of Justice
  • Counsel clients on federal privacy legislation, security breach notifications, and federal surveillance
  • Conduct internal compliance reviews and investigations
  • Advise on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and divestitures
  • Form, administer, and litigate federal government contracts
  • Ensure compliance with international trade laws, export controls and related regulations
  • Advise on matters involving anti-bribery and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act allegations
  • Establish the right corporate structure based on cross-border regulatory and tax considerations


Ellis Bennett


Charles Cantine


Thomas Dunlap


William Flachsbart


Bernard Goodman


Robert Greenspoon


Aaron Jackson


David Ludwig


Jennifer Morris



Lawrence (Chip) Muir

Of Counsel

Bryan Latham


Anna Kinney

Patent Agent

Jeffrey Lippman

Senior Associate

James Reed

Partner Emeritus

Phil Rhoads

Partner Emeritus


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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.