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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


Represents clients through the full lifecycle of public sector contracting with unique insight and ability to efficiently resolve issues and problems with federal departments and agencies without litigation. Focuses on suspension and debarment proceedings and show cause responses, internal investigations and resulting disclosures under the mandatory disclosure program for federal contractors, the Procurement Integrity Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, issues arising from revolving door and conflict of interest restrictions on public sector employees, and federal gift and gratuity restrictions. Counsels extensively on commercial item contracting, cost accounting, GSA and VA schedule contracting, federal leasing, and the Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts.

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Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (2001-2003); UChicago Argonne National Laboratory, Board member and chair of audit committee (2016 – present).


JD, The University of Texas Law School, Order of the Coif; BA, University of Virginia, with Honors.

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.