Amanda Sherwood's practice covers a wide range of government contracts matters. She assists clients in complying with the various regulatory challenges specific to the contracting and national security industries, ranging from contract administration matters including questions of cost allowability, to export controls and trade sanctions, to cyber security and data rights matters, to compliance with domestic preference and other regulatory regimes. She has experience bringing, defending, and appealing contract claims; responding to government investigations and Freedom of Information Act requests; and pursuing and defending bid protests.

Ms. Sherwood has represented government contractors before the Government Accountability Office, Boards of Contract Appeals, Court of Federal Claims, Federal Circuit, District Courts, and various federal agencies.

Experience

  • Open SAN Consulting, Fairfax County Case No. 2019-13781, confirmation of award after formal arbitration (2020).
  • Department of State contractor in a successful outcome via alternative dispute resolution of a claim arising from a termination of convenience at the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
  • Defense contractor in defense of a TINA claim before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
  • Multiple civilian and defense contractors in appealing claims and reaching successful settlements at the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
  • Federal government subcontractor in an arbitration with the prime contractor, which resulted in a monetary award for the subcontractor.

Perspectives

Executive Order Targets Contractor Diversity Training
Advisory
ABCs of CDA Claims Litigation (pdf)
Bloomberg Law
DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Imposes Audit and Accreditation Processes to Verify Compliance with Comprehensive Cybersecurity Requirements (pdf)
Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 7
Government Contracts Disputes in Focus: Claims Cases and Trends from the First Half of 2020 (pdf)
The Government Contractor, Vol. 62, No. 27
Risk and Opportunity: An Overview of Compliance Obligations and Risks of Enforcement in Federal Supply Schedule Contracting
Presenter, Lawline
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2015, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2012, summa cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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