Jeffrey Mansfield

Jeffrey A. Mansfield is a practicing attorney in San Diego, California, specializing in United States governmental law and litigation. He is a cum laude graduate of California Western School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review, Chairman of the Student Bar Association, and won three American Jurisprudence Awards for the highest academic achievement in contract law, corporate law, and evidence law, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1980.

After graduation, Mr. Mansfield moved to Austria to pursue graduate study in international business law at the University of Salzburg and accepted a position with the Dutch firm of Loeff and van der Ploeg, then the largest law firm on the continent, where he worked in the admiralty and corporate law departments. He later accepted a position as a litigation associate with the admiralty firm of Dorr, Cooper and Hays in San Francisco where he was one of the first attorneys to file claims against the Islamic Government of Iran at the United States – Iran Claims Tribunal established by the accords settling the hostage crisis of 1979. While in San Francisco he finished graduate study at McGeorge School of Law where he received his LLM in Business and Taxation in 1983.

In 1983 he accepted a position in the Excepted Service as a member of the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of the Navy. His full-time assignments with the Navy spanned thirty-five years during which he served as Assistant Counsel, Naval Supply Center, San Diego,
Deputy Counsel, Naval Regional Contracting Center, San Diego, Deputy Counsel, Fleet & Industrial Supply Center, San Diego, Senior Procurement Counsel, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Counsel, Supervisor Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, San Diego, Counsel, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, and Counsel, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona, California.

Additionally, Mr. Mansfield served part time assignments as Counsel, Naval Supply Center, Oakland, Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, Naval Regional Contracting Center, Long Beach, Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, Fleet & Industrial Supply Center, Oakland, Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, Naval Command, Control, and Ocean Surveillance Center, San Diego, Naval, Research & Development Center, San Diego, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport, Naval Special Warfare Command, Coronado, California, the Chief of Naval Air Training Command, Corpus Christi, Texas, and the Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center, Yokosuka, Japan.

During his Navy career Mr. Mansfield was appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney to prosecute and defend cases in which the Navy was a party.

Mr. Mansfield’s governmental teaching experience includes instruction in government contract law, fiscal law, and ethics law, and law school teaching in contract law, constitutional law, corporate law, evidence law, and bar exam review. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Surface Navy Association, the San Diego Military Advisory Council, and holds a current Master’s License in the United States Merchant Marine.

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