Sonia Tabriz advises clients regulated by and performing work for the federal government across a variety of industries, including technology, aerospace and defense, pharmaceutical, healthcare, construction, and professional services.

Ms. Tabriz's practice encompasses contract formation and administration. She represents contractors pursuing or defending bid protests, negotiating agreements with the government as well as various team members, and resolving performance disputes to include contract claims and appeals. She has particular experience counseling clients on cybersecurity and data rights, other transaction authority, internal and government investigations, debarment proceedings, corporate ethics and compliance, and cost accounting matters. Ms. Tabriz has litigated before the US Government Accountability Office, US Court of Federal Claims, Boards of Contract Appeals, and various other federal and state courts. For her demonstrated commitment and leadership in the government contracts space, Ms. Tabriz was awarded the inaugural Marilyn Neforas Scholarship for Young Lawyer Women in Public Contract Law by the American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law.

Ms. Tabriz also maintains an active pro bono practice, including impact litigation relating to immigration, and is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School.

Ms. Tabriz graduated from The George Washington University Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Public Contract Law Journal and a Writing Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program. She was named the Roger Boyd Scholar, which is conferred annually upon a law student who demonstrates a lively and serious interest in procurement law. Ms. Tabriz received the award for Outstanding Scholarship at the Undergraduate Level upon graduation from American University.


Cybersecurity and Privacy Law in Government Contracts
ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Washington, DC
COFC Decision on Offsetting Impact of Cost Accounting Practice Changes Paves the Way for Pre-Award Protests
We Knew This Day Would Come: FCA Claim Based on Inadequate Cybersecurity Survives Dismissal Motion on Materiality Grounds
Qui Notes: Unlocking the False Claims Act
I'm Drowning in Compliance! An Introduction to Financial Institution "Know Your Customer" Regulations and Contracting with the Government
Association of Corporate Counsel In-House Paralegal Institute, McLean, VA
False Claims Act Defense for Government Contractors
Arnold & Porter Seminar


The Legal 500 US
Government Contracts (2019)
"Rising Star" – Government Contracts (2018)


  • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2013
  • BA, American University, 2010, summa cum laude, with University Honors
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • US District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School, Scholarly Writing Program, Public Contract Law Journal
  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law (Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee; Vice-Chair, Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection Committee; Associate Editor, Public Contract Law Journal; Co-Chair, 2017 Fall Program; Executive Officer Mentee to the 2016-2017 Chair of the Section)
  • Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association (Associate Editor & Case Digest Author, Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Journal)
  • Managing Editor, BleakHouse Publishing

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