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Thompson Hine LLP
1919 M STREET NW
SUITE 700
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3537
United States

Work Department

Government Contracts

Position

Jessica is a partner in the firm’s Government Contracts practice group. She represents clients in all aspects of government contracts and construction projects from negotiation of teaming agreements and subcontracts to claim litigation, negotiations and debarment proceedings. She focuses her practice on handling contract negotiations as well as federal and state claims litigation for changes, differing site conditions, delay damages, time extensions, defective specifications, cumulative impacts, and numerous federal government contracts issues under the Federal Acquisition Regulation and relevant statutes. She regularly represents clients in various courts and boards of contract appeals including the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), and the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals (MSBCA). She also handles bid protests, size protests, and various construction transaction and project advice matters.

After achieving her degree in civil engineering from George Washington University, Jessica worked as a project engineer, completing storm water and sanitary sewer design, grading plans, erosion and sediment control plans and pavement design. Following law school, she litigated cases across the United States and around the world.

Education

American University, M.A., 2014

American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2011

George Washington University, B.S., 2005, cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Government > Government contracts

The Washington DC-based team at Thompson Hine LLP continues to support and advise clients throughout the public procurement process. Strong in the life sciences sector, the group is also strong in the telecoms, intelligence, professional services, construction, and logistics industries. The team is under the new leadership of Francis Purcell, who specializes in federal contract and grand performance issues. Thomas Mason is also a key member of the practice, with extensive trial and appellate litigation experience across both commercial and government contracts litigation. The team also expanded with the addition of Ryan Spiegel from Paley Rothman, and Jessica Haire from VH Law. Haire has extensive expertise in advising clients on construction projects across the full spectrum of contract issues. Spiegel’s addition bolsters the team’s business counselling, regulatory compliance, and litigation offering.