DC associate Jayna Marie Rust was named a Rising Star by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of DC (APABA-DC) at its black-tie optional Annual Awards and Installation Gala on September 27. Jayna, a member of Thompson Coburn's Transportation practice group, was recognized as a “talented individual, under the age of 40, who has achieved prominence and distinction in her field while demonstrating a strong commitment to APABA-DC and the APA community.”
Jayna advises Government contractors throughout the various stages of the contracting process and related litigation. She has held two leadership positions—VP of Education and VP of Communications—on the APABA-DC board, is a member of the D.C. Bar Government Contracts and Litigation Community Steering Committee, and is Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee.
A former middle school teacher and current adjunct law school professor, Jayna has an innate ability to take complex legal issues and make them interesting and understandable to others, including non-attorneys.
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