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.
Recent Notable Matters
Cannon Design Inc. — provided advice regarding closeout of Administrative Agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs
Job Corps Contractor — represented company in a successful appeal of a Department of Labor contracting officer decision that denied an overhead and general and administrative claim on a Job Corps contract to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
University — provided advice leading to a winning proposal to operate one of the largest National Labs
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