Caitlin K. Cloonan is counsel in the Government Contracts practice group. Her practice focuses on federal procurement law, encompassing all aspects of federal government contracts law, including litigation, compliance, bid protests, claims, suspension and debarment, and contract administration issues. Ms. Cloonan has experience with these issues before the Government Accountability Office, the US Court of Federal Claims, and the Boards of Contract Appeals. She also works with both large and small businesses and has extensive experience handling prime contractor and subcontract administration matters, including teaming arrangements, performance disputes, intellectual property issues, and claims.
Ms. Cloonan also counsels companies on compliance obligations relating to federal contracts. She has assisted clients responding to audits and investigations by federal agencies including the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service. Ms. Cloonan also assists clients with internal investigations and offers guidance on mandatory disclosure.
Ms. Cloonan also regularly advises small business clients on a variety of issues before the Small Business Administration and the Office of Hearings and Appeals, including size protests, NAICS code challenges, affiliation concerns, and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) matters.
Ms. Cloonan has specific experience with federal defense procurement. Prior to practicing law, she worked as a defense analyst for the US Navy F/A-18 program, and as an F-22 acquisition analyst for the US Air Force Program Executive Office for Fighter and Bomber Programs. While at the Pentagon, Ms. Cloonan supported the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and has experience with a variety of program issues including foreign military sales, contract pricing, technology transfer, weapons system integration, acquisition budgeting and planning, public affairs strategy, and congressional hearing support.
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