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About Angela

Angela Styles represents clients through the full lifecycle of the federal contracting process with unique insight and ability to efficiently resolve issues and problems with Executive Branch departments and agencies without litigation. In recent years, her practice has focused on general FAR counseling, investigations, mandatory disclosure, and suspension and debarment. From the Departments of Defense, Energy, Interior, Homeland Security and Veteran Affairs, to the General Services Administration (GSA), she has assisted companies with issues ranging from procurement integrity, civil false claims, the Anti-Kickback Act, schedule contracting, leasing, complex internal investigations, intellectual property and the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act. Angela also assists multiple clients within the National Lab Complex.

Angela’s ability to serve clients is enhanced by her experience as administrator for Federal Procurement Policy within the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, a position that required Senate confirmation, and the GSA’s Public Buildings Service. For eight years, Angela also served in the role of executive director of the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct. She has testified about complex federal procurement issues at more than 30 hearings before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including the Senate Armed Services, Senate Government Affairs, House Armed Services, House Veterans’ Affairs, House Small Business and the House Government Reform Committees.

Chambers USA has ranked Angela as one of the nation’s top government contract lawyers every year since 2008.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Cannon Design Inc. — successfully settled the suspension and proposed debarment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of Cannon Design, Inc. through an Administrative Procedures Act case in the D.C. District Court*

Aerospace Company — successfully represented a large aerospace company before the Air Force Suspension and Debarment Office after receiving a “show cause” letter related to a subsidiary’s plea agreement*

Large Technology Company — prepared mandatory disclosure and settled Price Reduction under GSA Schedules Program on favorable terms with General Services Administration Inspector General for large technology Company*

Mid-size Technology Company — reached agreement with the General Services Administration on dismissal of a suspension and proposed debarment and an Administrative Agreement for criminal issues associated with former principals of the Company*

Large Services Company — prepared and resolved a mandatory disclosure to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for ethics issues related to the hiring of a former federal government employee*

Large Manufacturing Company — prepared and resolved a mandatory disclosure with the U.S. Department of Defense related to “inverted domestic corporation” certifications*

Large Manufacturing and Energy Company — resolved potential suspension by the U.S. Department of the Army related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues*

Medical Device Company — prepared and resolved joint mandatory disclosure to the General Services Administration and Department of Veterans Affairs relating to the pricing of medical devices on the Schedules Program*

Oil and Gas Company — settled Environmental Protection Agency suspension and proposed debarment of an oil and gas company without requiring an Administrative Agreement*

Airport Construction Contractor — represented contractor in a suspension and proposed debarment before the Federal Aviation Administration, resulting in 2-year Administrative Agreement*

Large University — successfully represented university before the U.S. Small Business Administration in a proposed debarment*

Technology Company — resolved suspension and proposed debarment of technology company before the General Services Administration without requiring and Administrative Agreement*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
1994
University of Virginia,
B.A.
1990
with honors

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Texas (inactive)

Affiliations

Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct
American Bar Association
Section of Public Contract Law, Council Member; Legislative Coordinating Committee, Chair
Court of Federal Claims
Chief Judge’s Advisory Council
National Job Corps Association
Board member; Treasurer
Texas Historical Foundation
Board member
Procurement Roundtable
Board member
UChicago, Argonne National Laboratories
Board member; Chair of Audit Committee
Center for Women in Law
Champion
Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
Member
University of Texas
Chancellor’s Council

News

Insights

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers USA
Nationwide Government Contracts, 2008 - 2018
Office of Management and Budget Outstanding Service Award
General Services Administration Commendable Service Award
Federal 100 Award
Order of the Coif