Sheila Armstrong represents a broad range companies in all aspects of government contracting including FAR-based contracts, grants and other financial assistance agreements and Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs). She routinely counsels both prime and subcontractors in a variety of contractual and civil settings. Sheila's experience includes proposal preparation, contract negotiation, subcontracting, teaming arrangements, intellectual property rights in government contracts, contract compliance, audits, investigations, mandatory disclosures, and procurement fraud. She also routinely provides support to clients on novation and due diligence issues. Sheila frequently advises clients with respect to General Services Administration (GSA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Federal Supply Schedule contracts.
Clients turn to Sheila for her knowledge of developing and maintaining corporate compliance programs. In this area, she conducts compliance reviews, training, and internal investigations, and advises clients on required disclosures under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and 2 CFR Part 200. She has represented clients before defense and civilization agencies, including the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the General Accountability Office (GAO), the US Department of Defense (DoD), the VA, the GSA, and various Suspension and Debarment Officials.
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 co-chair of the Procurement Division 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.
Member, Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (2018–2020)
Council Member, Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association (2018–2021)
Member, Order of the Coif
Member, San Diego Law Review