Title: Partner, Lawyer
Company: Eckland & Blando
Location: Edina, Minnesota, United States
Jeff Howard Eckland, Partner at Eckland & Blando, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in government contract law.
Having accrued four decades of experience in law, Mr. Eckland currently excels as a partner at Eckland & Blando in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a role he commenced in 2004. Focusing his practice on government contracts and general commercial litigation, he previously served as a partner at Faegre & Benson LLP in Minneapolis from 1982 to 2004 and was with Howrey & Simon in Washington, D.C. in 1981. Notably, Mr. Eckland has been named a Super Lawyer in Minnesota Law and Politics, to the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Minnesota by the National Trial Lawyers and AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Upon reflection, he cites his shining moment in his career was arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2002 for Franconia Associates v. the United States, 536 U.S. 129. He won 9-0, and the opinion was written by former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Mr. Eckland graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1979, summa cum laude, and the University of Chicago Law School with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1982. He is a member of the Public Contract Law and Science and Technology Sections of the American Bar Association and the State Law Database Committee, where he chairs the drafting of procurement law outlines for the States of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. He is also a fellow of the National Contract Management Association, in which he serves on the board of advisors and served as president of the Twin Cities Chapter from 1995 to 1996. Additionally, he is a long-standing member of the Planning Committee for the Annual National Seminar on Government Contracts sponsored by the University of Minnesota.
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