Judge Matthew H. Solomson

Matthew H. Solomson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in January 2020, and entered on duty at the court on February 4, 2020. The son of a retired U.S. Army colonel, Judge Solomson lived in eight states before starting high school in Maryland, where he currently resides with his family. He completed a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Brandeis University. In 2002, Judge Solomson graduated, with honors and Order of the Coif, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and earned an M.B.A. (with a concentration in accounting) from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. Judge Solomson is the author of Court of Federal Claims: Jurisdiction, Practice, and Procedure, a legal treatise first published by Bloomberg BNA in 2016.

Prior to joining the court, Judge Solomson served as Chief Legal & Compliance Officer for an $11B federal contracting business unit of a Fortune 50 healthcare company. In that role, Judge Solomson managed a team of attorneys, compliance professionals, and internal auditors. He also previously led the government contracts practice group within the in-house law department of Booz Allen Hamilton, while serving as the principal government contracts counsel to the company's intelligence business unit. Judge Solomson's private practice experience includes having served as Counsel in the government contracts and litigation practice groups of Sidley Austin LLP, and as an Associate with Arnold & Porter LLP, both in Washington, DC.

In addition to his private sector experience, Judge Solomson was a Trial Attorney with the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented a variety of military and civilian agencies as counsel of record in dozens of cases before the National Courts, which include the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Following law school, Judge Solomson served as a law clerk to Judge Francis M. Allegra of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  Since 2008, Judge Solomson has served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches government contracts law.  He is a member of the Maryland and DC bars, and previously was an officer of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association.  Judge Solomson enjoys studying Talmud, playing tennis, and spending time at the beach with his family.

Advisory Council Committee: 
Bid Protest / Contracts