With a focus on government contracts, Sheila Armstrong represents a variety of companies in all aspects of government contracting including counseling, contract negotiation, and litigation matters. Sheila routinely counsels companies that sell commercial products and services to the government in both contractual and civil settings. She frequently advises clients with respect to General Services Administration (GSA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Federal Supply Schedule contracts, with a focus on proposal preparation, negotiation, contract compliance issues, audits, investigations, mandatory disclosures, and fraud claims.
Clients turn to Sheila for her knowledge of developing and maintaining corporate compliance programs. In this area, she conducts compliance reviews, training, internal investigations and advises clients on required disclosures under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). She has represented clients before defense and civilization agencies, including the Department of Justice, the General Accountability Office, the GSA, and before various Suspension and Debarment Officials. Sheila also provides support on due diligence and novation issues associated with acquisitions and divestiture of companies that possess government contracts
Complementing her contracting work, Sheila provides counsel on foreign sourcing issues and regularly advises on compliance with the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act, and other foreign sourcing restrictions applicable to federal contracts.
Sheila is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Public Contracts Law Section serving in a leadership role as council member, vice chair of Finance, and vice chair of the Commercial Products and Services Committee. She frequently assists with comment letters submitted on behalf of the American Bar Association relating to new and updated regulatory changes.
University of San Diego School of Law, 2001, J.D., Cum Laude
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1999, B.S.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (2018)
Council Member, Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association
Vice Chair, Commercial Products and Services Committee (2013, 2014, 2018–2019)
Vice Chair, Finance (2018–2019)
Co-Chair, Commercial Products and Services Committee (2014–2017)