I litigate claims on behalf of owners, general contractors and subcontractors in federal and state courts and before arbitral tribunals. I also draft and negotiate construction contracts for developers and contractors. My goal is to assist clients in finding a path to resolve issues, eliminate disputes and to find sensible solutions to complicated legal issues. Separately, in the same vein, I also am trained as a mediator and arbitrator, and perform those services when requested.
I also routinely represent government contractors in claims against the federal government. This includes performance and payment bond disputes; representing government contractors in False Claims Act investigations and disputes; and representing government contractors in bid protests and claims at the various Boards of Contract Appeals and in the Court of Federal Claims.
I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received my Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University. I am admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia. I have been the President of the Women in Construction Conference from 2006 to the present. In 2018, I was the President of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and I continue as a Fellow. Since 2016, I have been a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers. Chambers has ranked me since 2008. From 2016 to 2018, I was Chair of Division 13, Government Construction Contracts, of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry.
In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, golf and triathlete competitions.
Member of the Virginia and DC Bar Associations
Member of the Federal Bar Association