The George Washington University Law School,
J.D., With Honors
Notes Editor & Technology Editor, Public Contract Law Journal
Loyola Marymount University,
University of Missouri-Columbia,
B.J., magna cum laude
District of Columbia
US Ct Appeals, Federal Circuit
US Ct of Federal Claims
US Supreme Ct
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of D.C.
Vice President of Education
D.C. Bar Government Contracts and Litigation Community
Steering Committee Member
American Bar Association
Public Contract Law Section, Vice Chair of Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs
U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
National Contract Management Association
National Grants Management Association
Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2012
The George Washington University Law School
Professorial Lecturer in Law - Scholarly Writing, Public Contract Law Journal, 2017-Present
Jayna advises companies, transportation authorities and other entities throughout the various stages of the contracting process and litigation. In doing so, she works with her fellow attorneys and clients to help the clients recover money owed under Federal contracts, protest problematic contract awards and challenge adverse agency actions.
She also counsels clients on contract- and grant-administration matters, including analyzing and negotiating subcontractor and subrecipient agreements, following small-business requirements and complying with domestic preference policies, such as the Buy American Act, the Trade Agreements Act, the Military Cargo Preference Act and the Civilian Cargo Preference Act. Combining her work in both contract- and grant-administration matters, she also advises clients on developing procurement standards and policies and procedures that meet 2 C.F.R. 200 (Uniform Grant Guidance) requirements.
Jayna uses some of her earliest legal experiences to work with clients in identifying and crafting practical, yet resourceful, points and arguments when controversies arise during contract award and administration. She credits her judicial internships at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as her internships with the Department of Transportation and a Korean shipbuilder, as having heavily influenced her approach to resolving and litigating disagreements and disputes.
A former middle school teacher and current adjunct law school professor, Jayna has been praised by clients and peers for her ability to take complex legal issues and make them interesting and understandable to others, even non-attorneys.
3 Compliance Obligations You May Not Know You Have,
Law360, December 2017
Gift-Giving Policies: Seven Ethics Checks in Light of OGE’s Updated Standards,
Public Contracting Institute Blog, April 2017
Government contractors must address domestic trafficking,
Law360, January 2016
Note, How to Win Friends and Influence Government Contracts Law: Improving the Use of Amicus Briefs at the Federal Circuit,
Public Contract Law Journal, 2012
"Ethics in Government Contracts,"
American Bar Association Federal Procurement Institute, March 2018
"Fun with the FAR--FAR Part 16, Types of Contracts,"
Public Contracting Institute, February 2018
"The 5 Differences Between Commercial and Government Contracts You Need to Know,"
SBA's All-Small Mentor Protege Program: "What You Should Know Before Jumping In,"
Eastern Foundry, October 2017
"Recent Small Business Developments,"
Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, April 2017
"Recent Small Business Developments,"
AFCEA, March 2017
"The Trade Agreements Act,"
June 2016, August 2016
"Regulatory Update: How Will Select New Rules and Regulations Impact Our Business? Are Human Trafficking Regulations Really a Concern for Us?,"
Government Contracts Update (CLE), Thompson Coburn, May 2016
"Formal Contract Changes, 'Constructive' Changes, and Requests for Equitable Adjustments,"
Eastern Foundry, February 2016
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