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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

Law Journals

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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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 congressional investigations and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Inspector General (IG) subpoenas and investigations, including allegations of False Claims Act (FCA) violations.
  • Counsels clients on ethics and compliance, including evaluation of potential obligations and disclosures under the mandatory-disclosure rule, and assists with the development and implementation of internal compliance and training programs.
  • Assists government contractors in responding to government suspension and debarment officials and compliance with administrative agreements.
  • Counsels government contractors in the preparation of requests for equitable adjustment and prosecution of contractor claims and defense of Government claims.
  • Assists with the preparation and negotiation of subcontracts and provides advice to government contractors in prime-subcontractor disputes.
  • Conducts due diligence on behalf of buyers and sellers on issues unique to government contractors.
  • 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
    • Co-Chair, Regulatory Coordinating Committee
    • Bid Protest Committee
  • Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) (2016)
  • Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR), Coalition Legal Advisory Committee (2019-Present)
  • The Associates’ Committee (2019-Present)


  • Named by The Legal 500 US a “recommended lawyer” (2019) and a "Rising Star" (2019) in Government Contracts

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