Summary

Erin counsels clients on government contracts law from the pre-solicitation phase through contract closeout, including interpretation of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause requirements; subcontracting agreements; compliance with the Buy American Act, Berry Amendment, and Trade Agreements Act; issues related to nondisclosure agreements; teaming agreements and contractor team arrangements; supply agreements, name changes, and novations; grants, other transactions, and other agreements; and specialized federal acquisition including Other Transactions and the SBIR/STTR programs. Erin offers practical advice designed to comply with the ever-changing laws, and regulations in increasingly competitive federal acquisitions. She assists clients in preparing and submitting bid protests at the federal and state levels, contract termination proposals, requests for equitable adjustments (REAs), claims before the Boards of Contract Appeals, and cost-related matters. Erin also works extensively with small businesses and their partners related to Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations, set aside programs and eligibility, size determinations, and size protests and appeals before the Office on Hearings and Appeals. In addition, she counsels clients on compliance with grant proposals and awards, as well as grant administration, performance and compliance under 2 CFR 200: the Uniform Guidance, the State of Ohio, and local county and municipal regulations. Erin assists clients with understanding technical data rights (intellectual property rights) for civilian and defense agencies, under contracts, SBIR/STTR, Other Transactions, grants and cooperative agreements.

For fifteen years prior to joining the firm, Erin served in contracting and key administration roles for the U.S. Department of Defense: Defense Contract Management Agency, the Cleveland Public Library Foundation, and the Cuyahoga County Board of County Commissioners. Her experience includes competitive solicitation in public acquisition, source selection, cost and price analysis, contract and grant formation, contract performance, administration, evaluation, contract financing and payment, dispute resolution, and contract closeout under both federal, and state law, and regulation.

Erin earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, her Master of Public Administration from Cleveland State University and her B.A. in history, summa cum laude, from Kent State University. She holds a DAWIA Level II Certification in federal acquisition and contracts. Erin teaches contract closeout at the Nash and Cbinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, Public Contracting Institute. Erin is licensed to practice law in Ohio and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2013)
  • Cleveland State University (2002)
  • Kent State University (2001)

Admissions

  • State - Ohio
  • State - District of Columbia
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar

    Member

  • DaytonDefense

    Member, Legal Officer (2017-2019)

  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

    Member, Dayton Chapter

  • National Defense Industry Association

    Member

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Dayton

    Graduate, Class of 2020
    Board of Governors, Class of 2020 Representative, elected
    Member, Leadership Dayton Alumni Association

  • Junior League of Dayton

    Member

  • Women in Defense

    Member, Greater Ohio Valley
    Scholarship Director, Greater Ohio Valley (2019-present)

  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

    President-Elect, Associate Board

  • Dayton Live (formerly Victoria Theatre Association)

    Trustee, Board of Trustees
    Vice Chair, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (EDIA) Committee