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Patricia A. Meagher
Robert S. Metzger
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Patricia A. Meagher
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Areas of Practice

Ms. Meagher is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts and Construction Law Practice Groups. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in litigation and public contracting at the federal, state and local levels.

Professional Qualifications

Ms. Meagher concentrates in the areas of government contracts, litigation and construction law. Her practice includes counseling both prime contractors and subcontractors in a wide variety of procurement matters, including commercial item acquisitions, technical data rights, submission of claims, bid protests, small business issues, terminations, teaming agreements and joint ventures. She also represents firms involved with performing state and local public works projects and has particular expertise in protests, claims and payment disputes. Her practice includes providing strategic legal advice to federal grant recipients. In addition, Ms. Meagher advises clients on compliance issues and conducts internal investigations.

Ms. Meagher has litigated government contracts and construction cases and bid protests in state court, federal district court, the Boards of Contract Appeals, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office and private arbitrations. Representative matters include: prosecution of claims for delays and changes; litigating claims arising from renovation of the historic federal prison facility at Alcatraz Island; termination for convenience of major weapon systems in development phase; defense of national construction contractor and its pipe supplier against latent defect claim on a significant federal aqueduct project; providing advice and counseling to Department of Energy grant recipients on electric and solar projects; protest of award of major federal hurricane protection project in and around New Orleans.

Ms. Meagher is ranked by Chambers as a leading government contracts attorney. She is a past chair of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law (2007 – 2008), the Section’s liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the Section of Public Contract Law. She is a National Partner of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a public policy organization that advocates for women-owned small businesses, and a member of the Board of Directors of the WIPP Foundation. Ms. Meagher is a former Adjunct Professor of Evidence Advocacy at UC Hastings College of the Law.

After graduating from law school, Ms. Meagher served as a law clerk to the Honorable Philip Nichols, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.


J.D., Catholic University of America
Columbus School of Law School

With honors
Member, Catholic University Law Review

B.A., University of Virginia
With honors

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia

Government Contracts

Recent Publications and Public Speaking

"Terminations of Government Contracts,” The Government Contracts Year In Review Conference, Washington, DC, Feb. 16, 2017 (co-presented)

"Terminations of Government Contracts” Year In Review Conference, Washington, DC, Feb. 19, 2015 (co-presented)

Termination for Convenience of the Government: Key Issues for Contractor Recovery, Briefing Papers, Thomson Reuters, Sept. 2014, contributing author (PDF)

Termination for Convenience of the Government: Key Issues for Contractor Recovery, Briefing Papers, Thomson Reuters, Sept. 2014, contributing author (PDF)

"Diversity: How to Qualify for the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program" Under Construction, Vol. 15, No. 1, Jan. 2013

Lowest Price Technically Acceptable, RJO Government Contracts Update, Oct. 2012 (PDF)

DoD Counterfeit Parts Rule: What Result When That Butterfly Beats Its Wings?, Service Contractor, by Professional Services Council, Sept. 2012 (PDF) (co-authored)

The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program: Ten Years in the Making, The Procurement Lawyer, Section of Public Contract Law, ABA, Vol. 46, No. 2 - Winter 2011 (PDF)



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