Summary

With a focus on government contracts law, Suzanne has significant experience counseling clients on complex issues. She works closely with prime contractors, subcontractors, and public buyers on issues related to their government contracts, from the pre-solicitation phase to contract close out, and has advised clients on issues pertaining to multi-billion dollar contracts. Suzanne provides advice on a wide variety of issues related to solicitations, contracts, and subcontracts, including the interpretation of FAR and DFARS clause requirements; issues involving compliance with the Buy American Act, Berry Amendment, and Trade Agreements Act; issues involving technical data rights; and issues related to negotiating nondisclosure agreements, teaming agreements, supply agreements, name changes, and novations. She also assists clients with preparing and submitting termination proposals and requests for equitable adjustment. Suzanne understands the complexity of the social, economic, and environmental requirements imposed on contractors by federal, state, and local governments. She helps clients comply with these obligations by conducting federal government contract compliance reviews, GSA Schedule audits, and internal company investigations. In addition, Suzanne represents clients in arbitration disputes, bid protests before agencies and the GAO, and in the filing and litigation of claims before federal courts and boards of contract appeals.

Suzanne is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Colorado, Alaska, and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and her law degree from the University of Denver.

Suzanne has been selected for the Dayton BizWomen Power 50 list and has also been named to The Business Journal’s Influencers Law list and the Who’s Who in Aerospace & Defense list.

Suzanne was raised in a military family and served six years on active duty as an Air Force Judge Advocate, stationed at Brooks City Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base, and Bolling Air Force Base.

Awards

  • Recipient, 2020 Greene County Achiever by the Greene County Community Improvement Corporation and Greene County Board of Commissioners 

  • Influencers: Law List Honoree, The Business Journal (2019)

  • Honoree, "Who’s Who in Aerospace & Defense," Dayton Business Journal (2018-present)

  • Honoree, BizWomen Power 50, Dayton Business Journal (2018 - present)

  • Honoree, Women in Business Networking Top 25 Women to Watch (2015)

Task Force

All Service Areas

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law (1993)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (1990)

Admissions

  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • State - Ohio
  • State - Alaska (inactive status)
  • State - District of Columbia (inactive status)
  • State - Colorado (inactive status)

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association

    Member

  • Alaska Bar Association

    Member

  • Colorado Bar Association

    Member

  • District of Columbia Bar

    Member

  • Dayton Business Journal BizWomen's Advisory Board

    Member

  • DaytonDefense

    Former Ex-Officio
    Former Legal Counsel

Community Involvement

  • DaytonDefense Educational Foundation

    Trustee

  • Women in Defense

    Vice President, Greater Ohio Valley Chapter

  • Society of American Military Engineers

    Member