HKA's Greg Bingham endows scholarship at George Washington Law

24 February 2023 2 min. read
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Greg Bingham, a partner at risk and disputes consultancy HKA, has endowed a scholarship in government procurement at George Washington University Law School (GW Law).

The merit-based scholarship is for a student studying government contracts law at GW Law, with preference given to a student with an undergraduate degree, experience, or interest in accounting.

“Today, lawyers are facing increasingly complex legal and business issues, particularly in the area of government contracts. And as it is often said, accounting is the language of business, and in a very real sense, it is,” Bingham said. “Thus, students graduating from GW Law will provide better services to their clients—be they government agencies or contractors—if they understand more about business operations and accounting.”

Law and accounting—better together 

Bingham believes it’s important to foster students’ interest in both law and accounting, which he says can sometimes be perceived as unrelated but are very much intertwined. “Students and attorneys should not be intimidated to pursue areas of law, such as government procurement, that may involve accounting,” he added. “Attorneys do not need to be certified public accountants to succeed in these practice fields. Rather, they can provide value to their clients with a high level understanding of general accounting and business principles.”

HKA’s Greg Bingham endows scholarship at George Washington Law

Bingham is a forensic accounting and quantum expert with more than 36 years of experience in business consulting, with a focus on government and construction contractors.

An academic authority on government contracts, Bingham has testified on numerous litigations, arbitrations, and depositions and has acted as an expert in disputes up to $2 billion. He has expertise across various disputes, including contract breaches, lost profits, termination cost recovery, and recovery of costs of delay and disruption.

Before joining HKA in 2020 as a partner and co-lead of the government contracts group, Bingham was president of The Kenrich Group (acquired by HKA). Before that he was a managing director at Navigant (now Guidehouse) and a VP at litigation consultancies Tucker Alan and Peterson Consulting. Bingham began his career as an engineer at Texaco.

Aside from his consulting work, Bingham was an adjunct professor at George Washington University between 2014 and 2019, teaching a course on pricing and cost issues in government contracts within the school's government contracts master's program. He currently serves on the GW Law government contracts advisory council.

He has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky.

HKA delivers expert, claims, and advisory services for capital projects and infrastructure; forensic accounting and commercial damages services for contracts; and consulting services for companies working on US federal government contracts.

The firm has more than 1,000 employees in 18 countries.