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Mr. B. Patrick Costello, Jr.

Dept. of Navy
Regular Member
Office:
3339 Wilton Crest Court
Alexandria, VA 22310

Phone: 703-217-8207
Email: BPatrickCostelloJr@alumni.nd.edu

Law School: Notre Dame (2002)

 

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL, DEPARTMENT OF NAVY OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL
─ Jul. 2011 to Present
•Attorney in Acquisition Integrity Office; review cases of suspected acquisition fraud and recommend, if appropriate, suspension and/or debarment

ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY (WASHINGTON, D.C.) ─ Nov. 2004 to June 2011
•Litigation attorney on behalf of the United States
•Prosecuted hundreds of cases; served as lead counsel in 23 jury trials and 52 bench trials

U.S. NAVY ─ NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER (A-6E ATTACK JETS) ─ August 1991 to August 1999

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:

ALEXANDRIA REPUBLICAN CITY COMMITTEE MEMBER
•Precinct Captain and Poll Watcher (national and local elections)

VOLUNTEER FOR “WARING FOR CONGRESS”
•Worked full-time August 18-24, 2010, for Jim Waring in AZ-3 primary campaign

RNC LEGAL TEAM DURING 2004 PENNSYLVANIA BALLOT LITIGATION RE: RALPH NADER
•Appeared in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court proceedings for two weeks
•Cited with approval for professional conduct and ethical standards in rare specific mention of an attorney in a published judicial opinion. See In re Nader, 865 A.2d 8, 105-06 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2004).

MEMBER OF OHIO REPUBLICAN “HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT” (HAVA) LEGAL AND
RESEARCH TEAM FOR TWO MONTHS PRECEDING 2004 ELECTION
•Assisted in preparation of training materials and presentation for local attorneys from each county in Ohio to best prepare them to effectuate polling place challenges based on widespread fraudulent registration activities
•Researched recent legal developments surrounding provisional and absentee ballots
•Drove to sixteen Ohio counties to investigate suspected fraudulent registrations

EDUCATION:

JURIS DOCTOR Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, IN ─ May 2002
•Notre Dame Law Review
•International Academy of Trial Lawyers 2002 Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
•Moot Court Trial Team

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA ─ May 1999
•Beta Gamma Sigma honor society

BACHELOR OF ARTS, GOVERNMENT University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN ─ May 1990




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