Erin counsels businesses on government contracts law from cradle-to-grave. This includes interpretation of:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • State, county, and municipal regulations
  • Uniform Guidance: 2 C.F.R. § 200 for grants and other specialized acquisition vehicles
  • Other Transactions (OTAs or OTs)
  • The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR) programs
  • Cooperative agreements
    • Cooperative research and development agreements (CRADA)
    • Other contracting vehicles
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations and policy

Erin regularly supports the transactional needs of clients, as well as litigation needs such as bid protests to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and requests for equitable adjustments (REAs), claims, and disputes before the Contract Board of Appeal and other federal courts.  Erin offers practical advice designed to comply with the ever-changing laws and regulations in increasingly competitive federal acquisitions.

With a particular focus on small business and innovative research, Erin works extensively with small businesses and their partners related to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations, set aside programs, and eligibility, size determinations, size protests, and appeals before the Office on Hearings and Appeals (OHA), Erin assists clients working in research and development (R&D) in understanding their technical data rights and rights in software (intellectual property rights) and, more importantly, protecting their IP rights when working with government funding.

Prior to joining the firm, Erin was a contract administrator at the U.S. Department of Defense: Defense Contract Management Agency and served in senior administration for the Cleveland Public Library Foundation and the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Board of County Commissioners.

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., summa cum laude, from Kent State University. She holds a DAWIA Level II Certification in federal acquisition and contracts. Erin teaches Contract Closeout, Small Business Matters, BioBased Certification, NIST/CMMC/FISMA, Subcontracting and Teaming Arrangements, and Technical Data Rights at the Nash and Cbinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, Public Contracting Institute. She is licensed to practice law in Ohio and the District of Columbia and is admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Other Areas of Concentration: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), Cost Principles, the Buy American Act, Berry Amendment, Trade Agreements Act, End-user license agreements (EULAs) for Government end-users, Bid Protests, REAs and Claims, Disputes, Subcontractor Compliance, Government Investigations, False Claims, and Whistleblower Suits, Conflicts of Interest, and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Due Diligence.

All Service Areas


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


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

Professional Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar


  • DaytonDefense

    Member, Legal Officer (2017-2019)

  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

    Member, Dayton Chapter

  • National Defense Industry Association


Community Involvement

  • Dayton Live (formerly Victoria Theatre Association)

    Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
    Executive Committee (2021-present)
    Member, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (EDIA) Committee (2020-present)
    Vice Chair, EDIA (2021-2022)

  • Junior League of Dayton

    Member (2018-present)
    President (2023-2024)
    Sally Riffle Award for Innovative Leadership, 2021

  • Leadership Dayton

    Graduate, Class of 2020
    Board of Governors, Class of 2020 Representative, elected (2020-present)
    Chair, Leadership Dayton Alumni Association (2022-2023)
    Member, Leadership Dayton Alumni Association Committee (2020-present)
    Leadership Dayton Volunteer of the Year, 2022

  • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

    Volunteer of the Quarter, Q4 2022

  • Women in Defense

    Member, Greater Ohio Valley (2017-present)
    Mentor, WID Mentoring Program (2021-2022)
    Scholarship Director, Greater Ohio Valley (2019-2021)

  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton Society of Natural History

    President, Associate Board (2021-2022)
    Associate Board Member (2019-2021)