Sarah E.Barney


Sarah is a dedicated and collaborative legal advocate who helps clients navigate the evolving regulatory and statutory requirements of federal contracts.

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Doing business with the federal government provides contractors with high-dollar opportunities for a seemingly endless variety of goods and services, but also exposes contractors to liability rooted in statutory and regulatory requirements. Sarah guides clients through these evolving requirements, so they stay compliant with their current contracts and remain viable for future contracting opportunities. When necessary, Sarah represents her clients in disputes with the government over contract award and administration.

In her litigation practice, Sarah advises clients across a variety of issues, focusing on bid protest at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and contract administration disputes at the Boards of Contract Appeals. Sarah has additional experience litigating complex civil matters in government contracts-adjacent fields, including trade secrets, RICO, and ERISA-related litigation.

In her compliance practice, Sarah helps contractors keep themselves up to date with the evolving statutory and regulatory requirements that come with doing business with the US government. These include domestic sourcing requirements under the Buy American Act and Small Business Act, such as the Small Business Administration’s SBIR/STTR and 8(a) programs. Sarah has extensive experience reviewing prime contracts and subcontracts to help clients navigate their contract obligations and negotiate terms that protect their interests while maximizing their opportunities.

  • JD, The George Washington University Law School
  • BA, Pepperdine University
    Political Science;  Theatre Arts: Acting
    Political Science Honors Program
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia Superior Court