The State Bar of Texas Legislative and Campaign Law Section featured Gardere Partner Marshall J. Doke Jr. in its inaugural newsletter (available here). Highlighting many of Mr. Doke's accomplishments since he began his legal career in 1959, the publication wrote:
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Partner Marshall J. Doke Jr. has been representing some of the leading government contractors in the country, as well as many small businesses and government agencies, for over 50 years. From being labeled "the nation's top government contract lawyer" by Lawdragon Magazine, which also noted that he has "an unrivaled tandem of trial skills and government contracts mastery," to being dubbed a "legend in the profession" by Chambers USA, Mr. Doke truly is one of the nation's leading government contracts attorneys.
Mr. Doke began his legal career in 1959 following his graduation with high honors from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he served as editor in chief of the law review. Since that time, he has developed a successful practice representing clients in all types of federal, state and local government contract matters, including claims, disputes, procurement protests, changes, breach of contract, suspension and debarment, contract interpretation, contract terminations, fraud, defective pricing, cost accounting standards, and Medicare and Medicaid claims. In addition, he routinely handles issues related to small businesses, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Buy American Act and the False Claims Act.
Mr. Doke has testified as a government contracts expert before committees of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. In 2005, Mr. Doke was appointed by the administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy to the Acquisition Advisory Panel composed of recognized experts in government acquisition law and policy and charged with studying the federal procurement system and making recommendations for improvement (the report is available on the Acquisition Advisory Panel's website). He was also appointed by Chief Judge Edward Damich to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council in 2011.
Mr. Doke is heavily involved with the American Bar Association, currently holding the position of chair of the Standing Committee on Audit and serving as a member of the Council of the Public Contract Law Section. He previously served as a member of the ABA's House of Delegates from 1974 to 2003 and also held the positions of chair of the Public Contract Law Section and chair of the Conference of Section & Division Delegates.
Mr. Doke has been recognized for his work in government contracts by Chambers USA on a national level since 2006, earning the rank of "senior statesmen" in the 2014 edition. He is consistently recognized as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon Magazine and has been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America.