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In February 2017, four years after leaving the House Judiciary Committee for Covington & Burling, longtime Capitol Hill lawyer Richard Hertling decided he wanted to return to government work.

Hertling said he expressed interest that month to White House staff in being considered for a seat on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which handles high-dollar disputes over government contracts and other cases against the United States.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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