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Kayleigh Scalzo represents government contractors in high-stakes litigation matters with the government and other private parties. She has litigated bid protests in a wide variety of forums, including the Government Accountability Office, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, federal and state agencies, and state courts. She is also a co-head of the firm’s Claims, Disputes, and Other Litigation Affinity Group within the Government Contracts practice.

  • Bid protests in a variety of forums:
    • Won GAO protest overturning $600 million contract awarded by the Department of Labor for pharmacy benefits management services (2020).
    • Won defense of two GAO protests, a COFC protest, and a Federal Circuit appeal protecting $40 billion contracts awarded by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the Community Care Network (2019-2020).
    • Won protest before the Indiana Department of Administration (2020).
    • Won protest defense before the Alaska Office of Administrative Hearings (2019).
    • Won protest defense of multi-billion-dollar Medicaid managed care contract against multiple protests in Kansas state court (2018).
    • Won protest defense of $170 million contract awarded by the Department of the Navy, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (2019).
    • Won protest defense of $100 million biometrics contract awarded by the Department of Homeland Security (2018).
    • Won protest defense of Department of Veterans Affairs contracts valued at up to $7 billion (2017).
    • Won protest before the FAA’s Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition, obtaining relief through mediation (2017).
    • Won protest defense of $500 million pharmacy benefits manager contract in California state court (2017).
    • Successfully defended $50 million sole-source contract extension to air combat services contractor (2017).
  • Other litigation and disputes matters:
    • Successfully represented company in challenging a termination for cause by a state agency, resulting in a conversion to a termination for convenience (2020).
    • Successfully overturned debarment through Administrative Procedure Act challenge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2017).
    • Through motions practice, won a complete voluntary dismissal of a veiled bid protest brought in district court (2015).
    • Advised leading defense contractor on a multi-million-dollar prime-subcontractor dispute in connection with a NATO contract (2015).

Pro Bono

  • Obtained asylum for a West African man who suffered persecution in his native country based on his sexual orientation.
  • Represents a Central American woman seeking asylum based on persecution suffered in her native country.
  • Represented two female soldiers challenging the now- defunct Army policy excluding women from combat assignments.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section
  • Law360, Government Contracts "Rising Star" (2020)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Government Contracts "Rising Star" (2018-2020)