Partner, Co-Director of Government Contracts
8300 Greensboro Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102
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 A former law clerk in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Stephanie has been named a “Rising Star” in Government Contracts by Super Lawyers magazine each of the last six years.
Stephanie has significant experience prosecuting and defending bid protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Government Accountability Office, as well as litigating contract claims and disputes. Stephanie advises government contractors on a variety of matters such as subcontracting and teaming issues, small business requirements, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) compliance, and federal government-contracts specific labor and employment laws, including the Service Contract Labor Standards. On the transactional side, Stephanie helps government contractors negotiate and draft joint venture agreements, mentor-protégé agreements, teaming agreements, subcontracts, and other corporate documents. Stephanie also advises corporate clients and executives on a variety of business and employment related matters, including prime-sub disputes, non-compete disputes, breach of contract claims, and labor and employment compliance.
RECOGNITION AND CERTIFICATIONS
- “Rising Star,” Virginia Super Lawyers in Government Contracts, 2015-2020
- “Rising Star,” Washington DC Super Lawyers in Government Contracts, 2015-2020
- "Top Attorney," Arlington Magazine
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 Department of Justice task order; obtained dismissal of protest predicated on the existence and enforceability of a non-compete agreement outside of GAO’s review. Aver, LLC, B-419244, 2020 WL 6484102 (Nov. 2, 2020).
- Represented protester in GAO bid protest of SBA’s award of multiple IDIQ contracts for engineering and information technology support services; filed successful request for recommendation for reimbursement of protester’s costs associated with filing and pursuing its bid protest where the agency took corrective action after the issuance of the agency report. CloudFirstJV, LLC-Costs, B-416872.4, 2019 CPD ¶ 177, 2019 WL 2160903 (May 10, 2019).
- Represented intervenor contract awardee in GAO bid protests of Millennium Challenge Corporation’s award of a personal services contract in support of MCC’s Contracts & Grants Management Division; successfully defended award against multiple protest allegations. ZemiTek, LLC; Integrated Fed. Sols., Inc., B-415313.2, B-415313, 2018 CPD ¶ 181, 2017 WL 9604552 (Dec. 20, 2017).
- 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, 2015 WL 2152676 (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).
- 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, 2012 WL 4387471 (Jan. 10, 2012).
- Successfully represented protester in GAO bid protest of Department of Education multiple-award IDIQ challenging agency’s unreasonable rejection of its proposal. Eng’g Mgmt. & Integration, Inc., B-400356.5, B-400356.4, 2009 CPD ¶ 114, 2009 WL 1532023 (May 21, 2009).
- Represented multiple clients in bid protests that have resulted in positive outcomes without a written decision, such as matters in which the agency has voluntarily taken corrective action.
- Represented multiple government contractors in claim appeals before the Boards of Contract Appeals that have resulted in favorable settlement agreements for the contractor.
- Conducted internal investigation for staffing services contractor regarding alleged Service Contract Act violations and represented client’s interests with the Department of Labor.
- Conducted internal investigation for management, professional and technology consulting services contractor relating to the Service Contract Act and advised client executive leadership regarding remedial actions.
- Successfully represented contractor employee proposed for debarment by the Air Force; government terminated and withdrew the proposed debarment prior to the scheduled hearing with the debarring office.
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
- “Maximizing Success through Strategic Alliances”, Berenzweig Leonard and Red Team Consulting, June 2018
- “When does someone else’s employee become your employee?” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, July 2017
- “Introduction to Service Contract Labor Standards: Part II”, Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management, May 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
- Faculty, “3rd Annual Federal Government Contracting Seminar 2018: Tools for Pursuit and Payment”, Virginia CLE, September 2018
- Panelist, “Discussion on the Impact Bid Protests Have on HR Strategy”, Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management, July 2018
- “Corporate Update: Recent Must-Know Business Law Decisions and Compliance Trends”, National Contract Management Association (NCMA) World Congress, July 2018
- Moderator, “Developing Effective Capture Strategies for Government Evaluations”, 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
- American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
- United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
- Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association
- Government Contracts
- Business Litigation
- Employment & Labor Law
- Corporate & Technology Law
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2005
- Union College, B.S., 2002
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- The Honorable Lawrence M. Baskir, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2006-2007