Kyle T. McCollum

Kyle McCollum

Kyle McCollum focuses his practice on complex matters related to government contracts, including litigation, compliance, and public policy. Kyle applies his background working within both the legislative and judicial branches of the federal government to help advise clients and guide them through the highly regulated environment in which defense and civilian contractors operate. Prior to joining Venable, Kyle clerked at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for the Honorable Zachary N. Somers, where he advised on cases involving bid protests, breach of contract, equitable subrogation, employment discrimination, tax disputes, and takings claims under the Just Compensation Clause.

Kyle previously served under Senator Charles E. Grassley on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, where he provided counsel on a range of civil and administrative law matters, including the Anti-Terrorism Act, Administrative Procedure Act, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and Foreign Agents Registration Act. During his tenure, he also assisted in the confirmations of multiple associate justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and supported Senator Grassley’s legislative efforts to deter—and secure victim compensation for—acts of international terrorism.


Government Experience

  • Senior counsel, Senator Charles E. Grassley, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary




  • J.D. cum laude Southern Illinois University School of Law 2014
    • Extern, the Honorable J. Phil Gilbert, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • M.A. Political Science Eastern Illinois University 2010
  • B.A. Political Science magna cum laude Eastern Illinois University 2009

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Zachary N. Somers U.S. Court of Federal Claims