Altom M. Maglio
Bill Bergmann

Welcome to the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association!  It is my great honor to serve as the 31st President of this distinguished institution.  The Court of Federal Claims is unique, in its historic heritage dating back to 1855, its nationwide jurisdiction, and its role as “the People Court” in adjudicating claims against the United States that are brought by its citizens.   Our Bar Association is unique as well, as it is comprised of both private practitioners, representing the claimants, and Department of Justice attorneys, representing the government.  All of us have the same goals: professional development, getting to know our colleagues a little better outside of the courtroom, and working together to advance the administration of justice.  The Court actively participates in many of our events in order to further these goals. 

Practice before the Court of Federal Claims historically has been remarkable for its civility and the high quality of the attorneys who practice there.  Participation in the Bar Association’s activities not only provides opportunities for members to interact with judges and Court staff, but also fosters this spirit of civility by bringing private and government practitioners together to accomplish common goals.  As we become more internet savvy, we have begun to make our events such as our Brown Bag seminars available over the internet so that members can participate from anywhere in the country.  Our recently formed Young Lawyers Division has sponsored many social events to encourage our members to get to know one another.  

This year promises to be a very exciting year for the Bar Association, and we are working closely with the Court on preparations for this year’s Judicial Conference.  Your attendance at the Conference is welcome and participation in our other events is strongly encouraged.  Please feel free to e-mail me directly if you are interested in becoming involved in the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association at  I look forward to working together and meeting you at our events.  

Best regards,

Bill Bergmann
President, Court of Federal Claims Bar Association