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J.D., with highest honors, The George Washington University Law School; Order of the Coif

B.S., cum laude, B.A., summa cum laude, Tulane University; Mortar Board; Phi Beta Kappa

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Executive Editor, The George Washington Law Review

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Maryland Bar

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Samantha S. Lee


Practice Areas

Samantha counsels and represents government contractors and subcontractors on a variety of legal issues, including bid protests, contract claims and disputes, investigations and disclosures, and suspension and debarment.

Representative Experience

  • Prosecutes and defends bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC).
  • Conducts internal investigations and assists government contractors with responding to U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Inspector General (IG) subpoenas and investigations, including allegations of False Claims Act (FCA) violations.
  • Counsels clients on evaluation of potential obligations and drafted disclosures under the mandatory-disclosure rule for both domestic and international contracts.
  • Assists government contractors in responding to government suspension and debarment officials and compliance with administrative agreements.
  • Counsels government contractors regarding claims and disputes, including claims under the Contracts Disputes Act (CDA).
  • Provides advice to government contractors in prime-subcontractor disputes.
  • Assisted a government contractor in responding to a government subpoena arising out of a felony criminal indictment.
  • Represented pro bono clients in veterans benefits appeal, custody proceedings, and immigration hearings.

Professional Experience

  • Intern, the Honorable Marian Blank Horn, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2011)
  • Intern, the Honorable Reggie B. Walton, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2010)
  • Summer Clerk, Carol Coderre, Chief of Violent Crimes Unit, Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County (2009)


  • American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Public Contract Law
  • Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) (2016)

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