Armando O. Bonilla

Armando O. Bonilla was appointed to the United States Court of Federal Claims by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on February 17, 2022. Prior to his appointment, from 2018 to 2022, Judge Bonilla served as Vice President, Ethics and Investigations, for a Fortune 100 company in the financial services industry.

Judge Bonilla spent the majority of his career with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). He began his twenty-four-year career at DOJ in 1994 as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, where he represented the United States in trial and appellate court litigation before the Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Thereafter, from 2001 to 2010, Judge Bonilla served as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division's Public Integrity Section and in the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section. In those roles, Judge Bonilla investigated and prosecuted fraud and public corruption matters, as well as domestic and international money laundering schemes. Between 2010 and 2017, Judge Bonilla served as Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the U.S. Deputy Attorney General. He also served as Associate General Counsel for the U.S. Marshals Service from 2017 to 2018.

Judge Bonilla received a B.A. from West Virginia University in 1989, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1992. Upon graduating from law school, Judge Bonilla served as a law clerk to the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, from 1992 to 1994.

Judge Bonilla lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and their two children. Judge Bonilla serves on the Board of Directors of So Others Might Eat (SOME).


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