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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Litigation


Susan Lent heads the firm’s infrastructure and transportation practice and co-heads the firm’s autonomous vehicles initiative. Susan represents clients before the DOT, other federal agencies and the U.S. Congress. She advises clients on federal, state and local procurement laws and other laws and regulations applicable to developers and operators of infrastructure projects, other recipients of federal funding and companies regulated by the DOT.

Susan regularly provides guidance on the complexity of how infrastructure projects come together and are monetized in the United States, including evaluating and managing regulatory risks and navigating the government procurement process.

She also advises clients on the range of issues around smart cities, including infrastructure planning and development, monetizing investments and rules around safety and liability.

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  • Served as a member of the transportation advisory committee for a presidential transition.
  • Acted as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • Served as Counsel, Investigations and Oversight, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.


District of Columbia Bar


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1986; B.A., Emory University, 1983

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Government > Government contracts

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP stands out for its high-end transactional work. In particular, the firm excels at advising infrastructure, project development and public-private partnerships for domestic and international public and private sector clients in public procurements and contract negotiations. Representing large contractors in the technology, aerospace, and defense sectors, the team is adept at representing clients in False Claims Act matters and investigations, as well as providing due diligence and compliance counselling. The team is under the new leadership of Michael Vernick, who is notable for his education sector expertise, particularly in FCA litigation and internal investigations. Policy specialist Angela B Styles and private equity specialist Scott Heimberg are key members of the team. Marta Thompson joined the team in 2022 from Hogan Lovells US LLP, and regularly represents clients in government investigations involving federal grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. Susan H. Lent is also a name of note in the team, particularly for infrastructure projects. All practitioners are based in Washington DC.