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Erica J. Geibel


Tysons Corner Office
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6300
Fax: (703) 847-6312

Ms. Geibel represents clients in the government contracts, white collar, and construction practice areas. She has significant experience in the area of compliance counseling and regularly reviews ethics and compliance programs, assists in training, and evaluates and tests internal controls. Ms. Geibel is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional having received her CCEP in 2017.

Her practice includes extensive work on independent monitor engagements, contractor responsibility and integrity issues, internal investigations, Anti-Kickback Act issues, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance counseling, and civil False Claims Act issues, as well as all aspects of government contracts including small business issues, contract claims and disputes, bid protests, contract negotiations, contract review and contract drafting, and costing and pricing issues involving cost allocability and allowability.

In her construction practice, Ms. Geibel has represented major national and international contractors, as well as local contractors on a wide variety of construction issues. Her construction experience includes, but is not limited to, work on general negligence, differing site conditions, design changes, contract interpretation issues, and analysis of contractor claims.

Ms. Geibel is Co-Chair of the D.C. Bar Government Contracts and Litigation Community Steering Committee; former Co-Chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Government Contracts Section; a Vice Chair of the Construction Division of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law; a member of the ABA Forum on Construction Law; and a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.

Ms. Geibel instructs courses on a variety of government contracts topics including ethics and compliance in government contracting. In 2017 and 2018, Ms. Geibel was named a Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and in April 2018 was selected as the winner of the Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy Writing Competition."


George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 2009, cum laude)

George Mason University (B.A., Government & International Politics, Departmental Honors, 2005, cum laude)

Prior Legal Experience

Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia

Law Clerk, Straus & Boies, LLP

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Virginia

United States Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Memberships

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Women’s White Collar Defense Association

Professional Services Council

ABA Public Contract Law Section

ABA Forum on Construction Law

District of Columbia Bar

Publications, Presentations, & Courses

Co-Author, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski Promotes Transparency with the Business Community, Legal Developments Alert, Smith Pachter McWhorter, March 21, 2019

Guest Lecturer, University of Virginia School of Law, Federal Government Contracts, The Intersection of Government Contracts and White Collar Enforcement, April 9, 2018.

Co-Presenter, Compliance Standards Applicable to Government Contracts, D.C. Bar CLE, April 2017, Washington, D.C.

Co-Author, Performance Evaluations:  Leveling the Playing Field, The Procurement Lawyer, Volume 53, Number 1, Fall 2017, American Bar Association.

Co-Presenter, Formation of Government Contracts and Protests, D.C. Bar CLE, July 2017, Washington, D.C.

Co-Presenter, Negotiating Subcontractor Agreements: Top 10 Issues Considered by Legal Counsel, Jackson Lewis Government Contractor Employment Law Symposium, March 2016. 

Co-Author, Prior Material Breach and Laguna Construction: Adding Forfeiture to the Government’s Arsenal, ABA Forum on Construction Division 13 Newsletter, December 2016.

Co-Author, Recent Developments in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement, ABA Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee Newsletter, Summer 2016.

Co-Instructor, Cost Allowability, Federal Publications, Triannual Course, April 2016 through present.

Panelist, Staying Out of Rough Waters: Claim Preparation to Settlement, ABA Public Contract Law Section, Federal Procurement Institute, March 2016, Annapolis, Maryland.

Co-Author, Passing-Through Claims on Federal Contracts, ABA Public Contract Law Section, Federal Procurement Institute, March 2016.

Contributor, Maryland, Guide to State Procurement: A 50-State Primer on Purchasing Laws, Processes, and Procedures, Second Edition, ABA Public Contract Law Section, ABA Book Publishing, 2016.

Co-Author, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Chapter 23, Virginia Construction Law Deskbook, Virginia Law Foundation, 2015.

Co-Presenter, Reviewing Government Contracts: Key Issues Considered by Legal Counsel, Northern Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, December 15, 2015, Falls Church, Virginia.

Co-Author, Challenging Negative Performance Evaluations: Confronting Hurdles at ASBCA and COFC, The Procurement Lawyer, Volume 51, Number 1, Fall 2015, American Bar Association. 

Presenter, Legal Issues for Virginia Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, HalfMoon Education Inc., August 12, 2015, Richmond, Virginia.

Author, Terminations for Convenience, Advisor: The Journal of Professional CM/PM Management, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall 2012.

Presenter, Benefitting from Federal Contractor Classifications: Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned and Other Small Business Concerns, HalfMoon Education Inc., January 24, 2012, Fairfax, Virginia.

Awards and Recognition

Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Government Contracts, 2017 and 2018

Winner of the Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy Writing Competition, April 2018