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Director Name

Kenneth E. Patton

Managing Associate General Counsel,
Office of the General Counsel

Areas of Expertise:

  • Managing Associate General Counsel
  • Bid Protests
  • Procurement Law

Kenneth E. Patton is a Managing Associate General Counsel in GAO’s Office of the General Counsel. He oversees GAO’s bid protest function and is responsible for leading and managing the attorneys and administrative staff responsible for resolving bid protests filed at GAO.

Ken joined GAO in January of 2002. He began his GAO career as a senior attorney supporting GAO’s Defense Capabilities and Management team. In 2006 he became the Assistant General Counsel supporting GAO’s Contracting and National Security Acquisitions team and in 2015 became one of the Managing Associate General Counsels responsible for GAO’s bid protest function. Prior to joining GAO, Ken worked for the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He started his legal career as an active duty Army Judge Advocate.

Ken earned a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in English from Morehouse College.