, a partner at Protorae Law, has over 20 years’ experience in the field of government contracts, representing small, mid-tier and large government contractors. She advises clients on a wide range of government contracting issues including FAR compliance; small business contracting programs; intellectual property and data rights; GSA Schedule; the Service Contract Act; noncompete, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements; subcontracts and teaming arrangements; joint ventures; FOIA; due diligence and novations; contract claims; codes of ethics and business conduct; mandatory and voluntary disclosures; suspension and debarment; terminations; and government audits and investigations.
Ms. Hewitt also is a litigator and has represented clients in nearly 100 protests before federal agencies, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the Government Accountability Office. She is one of the few attorneys that has argued bid protest appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, Ms. Hewitt represents clients in subcontract and other dispute matters in civil courts and in arbitrations. Prior to joining Protorae Law, Ms. Hewitt was a partner at Piliero Mazza in DC and a partner in the Government Contracts practice of Pillsbury, a large, multi-national law firm. For more information about Ms. Hewitt - click here
practices general corporate and LLC law with a particular emphasis on formations, equity plans, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and owner exits. She also advises clients in a wide variety of transactional matters including fiduciary duty issues, government-wide small business contracting programs, LLC management, general contract matters, securities laws and other relevant business laws.
Ms. Kelley has significant experience forming, organizing and managing all types of Delaware, Virginia, Maryland and DC entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships and statutory trusts. She has provided legal opinions on matters of Delaware and Virginia law, including Articles 8 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Kathleen has also served as an expert witness in LLC matters.
Ms. Kelley has represented many clients in ownership dispute matters, both prior to a dispute–in the preparation of shareholder agreements & operating agreements which contain binding buy-sell provisions–and following a dispute, in negotiating an owner’s exit. Ms. Kelley believes in a collaborative process to facilitate exits and maintain the Company as a going concern, but also works closely with Protorae’s Business Breakups practice group.
Ms. Kelley has worked with a diverse group of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses, as well as nonprofit organizations, in a variety of industries, including the arts, technology, healthcare, insurance, finance, real estate, energy, manufacturing, automobile, transportation, retail and services, and cross-border transactions involving Canada, China, England, and India. For more information about Ms. Kelley, click here
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