Brian Chapuran is Of Counsel with Maynard Cooper and a member of the firm’s Government Solutions Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of government contract disputes and claims, including prime-sub disputes; bid protests; and governmental affairs and regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as an Army Judge Advocate at various locations throughout the Southeast, as well as in Iraq and Haiti. His responsibilities ranged from advising Commanders during contingency operations to representing the Army in contract litigation. He provided legal advice and policy guidance to the Army Headquarters Staff in the Pentagon on contract and fiscal law matters; served as the senior contract and fiscal law attorney at the headquarters for US forces in Iraq during the drawdown of 2011; and managed a large legal office providing the full range of legal services as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate and Staff Judge Advocate (Rear) for the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart, GA.
Having served in Iraq during the invasion in 2003, Brian returned in 2011, ultimately becoming the last uniformed attorney in Iraq following the withdrawal of US forces in December 2011. He remained at the US Embassy in Baghdad, serving as the legal advisor for the Office of Security Cooperation, providing legal advice on issues involving international and diplomatic law, contract and fiscal law (including Foreign Military Sales), and investigations and criminal law issues involving civilian contractors.
Brian has extensive litigation experience. He represented the Army in contract claims and disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office. Brian also assisted the Department of Justice in contract litigation before the Court of Federal Claims. Brian has also served as a prosecutor in both the military and as a civilian Assistant District Attorney, handling numerous jury trials, bench trials, and motion hearings.
Brian received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2000 and an LL.M. from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School in 2009.