Chief Administrative Judge
Marc D. Loud has been the Chief Administrative Judge of the D.C. Contract Appeals Board since August 3, 2010. During Judge Loud’s tenure, the Board has achieved an 83% net reduction in open cases for the period FY11-FY19 (declined from 104 open cases at the end of FY11 to 18 open cases at the end of FY19). 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 and obtain audio CDs of court proceedings, established a partnership with Westlaw to provide Board Judges and staff with an online training database, worked successfully with the Mayor and Council of the District of Columbia to secure adequate staff resources for the Board, and worked with numerous area law schools to create internship opportunities for law students. Judge Loud is a member of the DC Bar, the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association/Judicial Division, 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 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 in 1985.