William “Bill” Aramony

Counsel/Of Counsel


William “Bill” Aramony’s expertise in employment law and personnel security clearance matters has been refined over three decades of representing federal civilian employees, military officers, and members of the intelligence and Foreign Service communities. He has unique and particular expertise defending individuals in response to non-compete and proprietary information lawsuits, disciplinary actions and the taking of pay, professional credentials, and security clearances, but also unique expertise initiating legal actions to enforce employment discrimination laws, military Reservist rights, and to enforce other protections against unlawful employment actions. To defend individuals and initiate actions, Mr. Aramony has litigated before different courts and before virtually each federal agency charged with deciding employment and security clearance matters.

In addition to being Of Counsel to FH+H, Mr. Aramony owns the Law Offices of William S. Aramony and served 30 years as a Judge Advocate with the Navy Reserves. In his Judge Advocate capacity, he commanded Reserve Legal units and advised Commands on multiple military, personnel, and state and federal legal issues. 

Mr. Aramony’s prior legal experience also includes being a partner with a federal employment boutique law firm, Kator, Scott, & Heller Chartered, and an associate with a law firm that practiced broadcast law. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal, Fourth, and District of Columbia Circuits, as well as the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars. Additionally, Mr. Aramony has served as Commander of an American Legion Post, Vice Chair of the legislative subcommittee for the Department of Virginia American Legion, on the Board of Directors of the Judge Advocate Association, and chaired the Military Law Committee, Bar Association of the District of Columbia.  


  •  “A Tale of Two Posts; POST 24,” The American Legion Magazine, June 1, 2013.
  • “Access Denied,” ABA Journal, April 2005.
  • “Labor of Law,” ABA Journal, April 2000.
  • “Cleaning Woman Stands up to Hospital, Wins $776,000,” The Washington Post, November 8, 1997.
  • “Unhappy to Oblige,” ABA Journal, July 1997.


  • "The Sequester, Furloughs, and Federal Employees," Reserve Officer Association Law Review, March 2013.
  • “Security Clearances, Foreclosures, and Short Sales,” Reserve Officer Association Law Review, January 2013.
  • “Private Ships, Armed Guards,” The Judge Advocate Association News Letter, November 2011.
  • “Need to Know? The Processing of Personnel Security Clearances,” The Judge Advocate Association News Letter, August 2011.


  • “Classified Contracts, Foreign Investments,” U.S. China Procurement Conference, Fairfax Virginia, May 8, 2013.
  • “USERRA, Protecting the Employment and Reemployment Rights Of Service Members,” Washington Metropolitan Lawyers Association Panel, Washington, D.C., May 24, 2012.
  • “Feres Issues,” Inns of Court Panel presentation, Catholic University Law School, April 13, 2011.


  • Owner, Law Offices of William S. Aramony
  • Judge Advocate, Naval Reserves
  • Partner, Kator Scott and Heller Chartered
  • Associate, Broadcast Law Firm
  • Associate, Employment Law firm

Education, Certifications + Licenses

  • University of South Carolina School of Law

Certifications + Licenses
  • Virginia Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal, Fourth, and District of Columbia Circuits

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