Gore served as General Counsel for DC’s Department of General Services, after serving as Chief Counsel for the Real Property Law Group at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Alexandria, VA (February 10, 2021) — The Brown Firm, an historic African American-owned law firm serving the Washington, D.C. metro area since 1941, will bring on Cameron V. Gore, Esq., a noted real estate and contract law expert, as partner.
I am extremely excited about what Cameron will bring to TBF. Cameron’s work ethic, integrity, and experience are unparalleled. We look forward to meeting the unique needs of our clients given Cameron’s strategic approach to solving complex legal problems and commitment to achieving results on a grand scale. We are fortunate to have him on The Brown Firm team.”
— Christopher E. Brown, Managing Partner, The Brown Firm PLLC
As General Counsel of the District of Columbia’s Department of General Services, he helped the agency implement a comprehensive capital improvement and asset management program for schools, hospitals, parks, markets, housing complexes and recreational facilities throughout the Nation’s capital.
Cameron also served for 19 years in the General Counsel’s Office for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in various capacities from 1999 until 2018, including leading a 17-person team that provided solutions for VA’s capital asset inventory nationwide (1,240 healthcare facilities including 170 medical centers and 1,061 outpatient sites of care).
As Chief Counsel of the VA’s Real Property Law Group, Cameron provided comprehensive legal support for the largest integrated healthcare system in the country. Cameron led a multitude of successful projects while at VA, including:
- As lead attorney facilitating the ongoing revitalization of VA’s 338-acre West Los Angeles campus, Cameron negotiated the first EUL on the campus, prepared and finalized a Letter of Intent enabling a third party to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to restore five historic buildings and achieved mutual termination of a long-standing contract with a parking operator on campus, years before the agreement was to expire.
- Drafting crucial legislation included in the VA Mission Act of 2018 while serving as lead attorney. This established an independent commission to review VA’s real property portfolio, solicit feedback from Veterans groups and other stakeholders as well as provide recommendations to the President.
- Helping draft the CHIP-IN Act which allows VA to enter into up to give donation agreements to receive property and/or facilities from third parties. Cameron also was involved in executing the first of these donation agreements in April 2017 allowing the VA to receive $34 million in private funds for a new ambulatory care facility in Nebraska.
- Providing senior level guidance with counterparts at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the successful completion of VA $100+ million “super-construction projects” around the country.
- Providing legal support on matters before the U.S. General Accountability office (GAO); the U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
- Serving as lead counsel, Cameron also successfully negotiated a $70 million interim bridge contract where the contractor agreed to remobilize work on VA’s major construction project in Denver.
- Following Hurricane Katrina, Cameron negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding between VA and the city of New Orleans, enabling VA to acquire a 34-acre parcel of land to build a new hospital and provide care for veterans.
His extensive experience and above successes are detailed in an opinion from VA Ethics counsel regarding his return to private practice. TBF provides this opinion for potential clients who wish to confirm that Cameron has no conflicts of interest given his prior tenure with VA, and to confirm any aspects of his unique experience. Please find the ethics opinion here; also see the attachment identifying more than 1,600 leases, more than 500 active agreements, and more than 94 out-lease agreements that Cameron oversaw and handled as VA’s Chief Counsel.
Cameron’s addition to the firm will allow for expanded legal representation to various clients throughout the country. Please see TBF’s expanded practice areas.