Stephanie Wilson, Partner and Co-Director of Government Contracts, represents government contractors of all sizes in bid protest and claims litigation, counseling, transactional matters, and contractor compliance. Stephanie also represents corporate clients and executives on a variety of employment and business law and litigation matters.

Background

Stephanie represents government contractors of all sizes in bid protest and claims litigation before the United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Government Accountability Office, and Boards of Contract Appeals. Stephanie has significant experience in counseling clients regarding federal government-contracts specific labor and employment laws, including the Service Contract Labor Standards (formerly, the Service Contract Act) and the Davis-Bacon Act. She also advises government contractors on a variety of matters such as subcontracting and teaming issues, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) compliance, suspensions and debarments.

Stephanie also represents corporate clients and executives on business and employment related matters, including Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims, discrimination and retaliation claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, non-compete disputes, breach of contract claims, and other business disputes and corporate transactional matters. She has represented clients in connection with Department of Labor investigations into labor law violations.

Recognition and Certifications

  • “Rising Star,” Virginia Super Lawyers in Government Contracts, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • “Rising Star,” Washington DC Super Lawyers in Government Contracts, 2015, 2016, 2017

Recent Representative Matters

(DISCLAIMER: THERE ARE A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE, AND THE CASE RESULTS STATED BELOW DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY STEPHANIE WILSON OR BERENZWEIG LEONARD)

  • Represented intervenor contract awardee in GAO bid protest of General Services Administration’s award of Blanket Purchase Agreements supporting new Enterprise Data/Information Management environments; successfully defended award against multiple protest allegations. Cyberdata Techs., Inc., B-411070.3, B-411070.2, B-411070, 2015 CPD 150 (May 1, 2015).
  • Represented intervenor contract awardee in bid protest by incumbent contractor of $108 million Transportation Security Administration award of a Screening Partnership Program at Kansas City International Airport before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; successfully defended award against multiple protest allegations. FirstLine Transp. Sec., Inc. v. United States, 119 Fed. Cl. 116 (2014), appeal dismissed (2015).
  • Represented contractor in breach of contract claim against the Department of Defense alleging wrongful termination for convenience of its contract to provide security services to support the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Iraq; successfully defended against Government’s motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment on wrongful termination claim, ultimately leading to a positive resolution of the dispute. TigerSwan, Inc. v. United States, 110 Fed. Cl. 336 (2013); TigerSwan, Inc. v. United States, 118 Fed. Cl. 447 (2014).
  • Represented incumbent contract awardee in bid protest of a $1.65 billion United States Marshals Services award of eleven separate contracts to provide court security officers for eleven judicial circuits before the GAO; successfully defended contract awards against multiple protest allegations. Inter-Con Sec. Sys., Inc., B-403538.9, B-403538.8, 2012 CPD 245 (Jan. 10, 2012).
  • Conducted internal investigations for contractors regarding alleged Service Contract Act violations and represented clients’ interests with the Department of Labor.
  • Successfully represented contractor employee proposed for debarment by the Air Force; filed legal memoranda and conducted discussions with the government’s debarring office; government terminated and withdrew the proposed debarment prior to the scheduled hearing with the debarring office.

Presentations and Publications

  • “Introduction to Service Contract Labor Standards: Part II,” Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management (April 2017)
  • “Introduction to Service Contract Labor Standards: Part I,” Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management (April 2017)
  • “Effective Strategies for Debriefings and Protests,” Berenzweig Leonard and Red Team Consulting (March 2017)
  • “Developing Effective Capture Strategies for Government Evaluations” (Moderator), Berenzweig Leonard and Red Team Consulting (February 2017)
  • “Trends and Changes in Labor, Employment, and Cybersecurity: Compliance Issues for Government Contractors,” Berenzweig Leonard (December 2016)
  • “Cost-Effectively Managing Government Contracts,” SmartCEO GovStar Roundtable (October 2016)
  • “The Only Smart Uses of a Debriefing,” National Contract Management Association (NCMA) World Congress (July 2016)
  • “Determining Fair Profit on Equitable Adjustments,” National Contract Management Association (NCMA) World Congress (July 2015)

Professional Memberships

  • Fairfax County Bar Association (Co-Chair, Government Contracts Law Section)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
  • United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association