When it comes to government contracts and litigation, Susan has deep knowledge and wide-ranging experience and can offer seasoned counseling and effective representation in related matters. Her top priority is addressing and resolving her client’s matters as efficiently as possible.
Susan is a thought leader in public contracting. Large and small businesses and nonprofits seek Susan’s sage advice and counsel on complex and emerging issues in government contracts, compliance, audits, investigations and litigation.
Susan has vast experience advising and representing small and large companies, as well as nonprofit clients, in government contracting matters. She has extensive experience handling bid protests, small business size protests and appeals, contract administration and compliance program issues, strategic alliances, security, audits and investigations, requests for equitable adjustment, claims and formal and informal dispute resolution. Clients seek her advice when confronted with difficult, unique or emerging issues, such as emerging cyber and supply chain risk compliance rules and non-standard federal research and development-related matters, including other transaction agreements, technology investment agreements, cooperative agreements, Small Business Innovation Research and grants.
Susan brings a unique perspective, shaped her government, in-house and outside counsel experiences. In addition to her law firm experience, she formerly represented the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in complex litigation matters and was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. She also served as in-house counsel to a large telecommunications company and its affiliate information management and technology company.
Susan is the current Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association (ABA) Public Contract Law Section. In addition, she is an ABA fellow, serves on the ABA Section Officers Council Executive Committee, and serves on the Financial Investment Subcommittee of the ABA Board of Governors Finance Committee. In addition to her ABA pursuits, she serves as co-chair of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Cyber Legal Regulatory Policy Committee. Previously, she held positions as President of the Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association, National President of Women In Defense, member of the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association, Chair of the D.C. Bar Government Contracts and Litigation Section, and member of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council.