Tara Hopkins is an associate in K&L Gates' Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the Government Contracts and Procurement Policy practice group. Tara provides “cradle to grave” counsel to government contractors of all sizes in the defense, information technology, construction and professional services industries.
She concentrates her practice on:
Bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims
Corporate ethics and compliance
Internal investigations, mandatory disclosures, and False Claims Act defense
Transactional due diligence
Domestic preference (“Buy American”) compliance
Non-traditional government contracts programs such as the Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) and Defense Innovation Unit programs
Federal contracting requirements and subcontractor flowdowns
Agency and subcontractor disputes and modifications, including practice before the Boards of Contract Appeals
Tara also assists clients with issues in the export controls and trade sanctions practice, focusing on enforcement actions and audit issues relating to defense trade, financial transfers and non-government organizations working in areas affected by U.S. sanctions.
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