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Marc D. Loud

Marc D Loud, Chief Administrative Judge

Chief Administrative Judge

Marc D. Loud has been the Chief Administrative Judge of the D.C. Contract Appeals Board since 2010. During Judge Loud’s tenure, the Board has achieved a 91% net reduction in open cases. In addition, Judge Loud and his leadership team updated the Board’s practice rules, created the Board’s online calendar of upcoming trials/pretrials, modernized courtroom technology to provide litigants the opportunity to display evidence electronically, worked successfully with the Mayor and Council of the District of Columbia to secure adequate staff resources for the Board, digitized nearly 1.2 million pages of legacy Board records for upload to the CAB website, and worked with numerous area law schools to create internship opportunities for law students. In FY22, the Board completed its 8th consecutive year without having a single backlogged case at any time during the year. Judge Loud is a member of the DC Bar, the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association, and is admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counsellor of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Prior to joining the Board, Judge Loud served as Of Counsel at Cochran & Lotkin, Deputy Chief of Staff/Deputy Legal Counsel to former D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly, and Manager of Agency Programs-Attorney Advisor and Special Assistant for Procurement in the D.C. Office of the City Administrator. Judge Loud also served as a Board member and Chairperson of the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment. As a private practitioner, Judge Loud appeared as lead counsel in cases before the D.C. Contract Appeals Board, the U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Circuit), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Maryland, the D.C. Superior Court, the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment, and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Judge Loud has also served as Secretary of the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association, is a former Vice President of the D.C. Association of Administrative Law Judiciary and has served on numerous panels addressing government contracts and administrative law issues. He was a founder of the Justice Harry Blackmun Summer Law College for Teens program, and is a former President of the United Methodist Lawyers Guild.

Judge Loud received a B.A. degree in International Relations from San Francisco State University. He received the J.D. degree from the historic Howard University School of Law.