Taft partners Barbara Duncombe and Suzanne Sumner have been selected as two of the 50 most influential women in the Dayton region by the Dayton Business Journal editorial board. Honorees were chosen based on their position within their organization and their impact on the community. Click here to view the full list.
Duncombe is chair of Taft’s Government Contracts practice and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. For over 25 years, she has worked with clients in handling all types of government contract issues as well as responding to government investigations and False Claims Act cases and in conducting internal compliance investigations. She has received numerous recognitions for her accomplishments and has been selected for the Dayton BizWomen Power 50 list annually since 2014.
Sumner focuses her practice on government contracts law and is a member of the firm’s Administration Committee and Succession and Transition Committee. She assists prime contractors and subcontractors with all issues related to their government contracts, including FAR/DFARS compliance reviews, negotiating agreements, compliance with Berry Amendment, Buy America and Trade Agreements Act requirements, internal investigations, claims and bid protests. Sumner serves on several boards and recently completed her third term as vice president of the Greater Ohio Valley Chapter of Women in Defense. This is Sumner’s second year to be selected for the Dayton BizWomen Power 50 list.