Martin F. Hockey

Martin F. Hockey, Jr. is a Deputy Director of the Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, of the United States Department of Justice.

Following three years in private practice where he specialized in government contracts, Mr. Hockey joined the Department of Justice in 1993. Presently Mr. Hockey is a Deputy Director in the National Courts Section, where, among other tasks, he leads the Section’s Appellate Team. During his tenure at the Department of Justice, he has practiced extensively before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Before the Court of Federal Claims, Mr. Hockey has represented the United States in scores of government contracting cases, leading numerous cases through the trial stage. Mr. Hockey’s trial experience includes all facets of contract administration, to include defaults, changes, differing site conditions, delays, and cost accounting issues arising in all types of cases, including the largest contract dispute involving the U.S. Air Force. Further, Mr. Hockey has handled or overseen numerous bid protests over the years.

Before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Mr. Hockey has represented the United States in hundreds of appeals, presenting over 100 oral arguments addressing primarily veterans’ law issues, but also government contracting and personnel law issues. Mr. Hockey has been a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council since 2012.

Mr. Hockey has both moderated and participated in panels as part of Federal Circuit judicial conferences, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims judicial conferences, Federal Circuit Bar Association events and Washington, D.C. area law school events.

Mr. Hockey obtained an A.B. from Colgate University in 1985, and a J.D., with honors, from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1989.

Advisory Council Committee: 
Bid Protest / Contracts