Tysons Corner Office
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6300
Fax: (703) 847-6312
Ms. Griffin represents contractors across a range of industries on federal, state, and private projects. She specializes in representing contractors in resolving contract claims and disputes with the federal government and prime-subcontractor disputes on federal and federally-funded projects. Ms. Griffin works with national, international, and local construction and engineering firms on major contracting issues including defective specifications, differing site conditions, constructive changes, contractor performance evaluations, and liquidated damages. Clients rely on her depth of experience in claim analysis and presentation and effectiveness in working with technical experts, scheduling experts, and cost and pricing experts.
She has extensive experience representing defense contractors with respect to government cost accounting issues, covering among other issues government proposed disallowances of executive compensation and broad-based employee compensation (including the costs associated with health and welfare benefits). She also has experience assisting government contractors with a full spectrum of other contracting issues including those involving audits and investigations and procurement fraud allegations. Her experience includes assisting contractors in developing and evaluating their ethics and compliance programs, as well as representing contractors who have been suspended or proposed for debarment. She is also experienced in the conduct of internal investigations and employee interviews pertaining to compliance issues and in support of independent monitor engagements.
Ms. Griffin served as the immediate past President of the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association (BCABA) in 2018; and served as the BCABA President and Vice President in 2017 and 2016, respectively. She teaches a Cost & Pricing course as an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law. She has published on several aspects of government contracting, with a recent focus on decisions and rules regarding contractor performance evaluations.
Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., May 2006)
University of Virginia – McIntire School of Commerce (B.S. Commerce – Accounting Concentration, May 2002)
State of California, 2006
Commonwealth of Virginia, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
Supreme Court of Virginia
American Bar Association
California Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association; 2018 Immediate Past President; 2017 President; 2016 Vice President; 2015 Board of Governors Member
Co-Author, Edmund M. Amorosi, Kathryn T. Muldoon Griffin, Nora K. Brent, "Federal Circuit Applies the Christian Doctrine to Miller Act Bonds," ABA Division 10, 2x4x10 (Summer 2019).
Co-Author, Kathryn T. Muldoon Griffin, Erica J. Geibel, Todd M. Garland, “Performance Evaluations: Leveling the Playing Field,” 53 The Procurement Lawyer 1 (Fall 2017).
Co-Author, Kathryn T. Muldoon Griffin & Erica J. Geibel, “Challenging Negative Performance Evaluations: Confronting Hurdles at ASBCA and COFC,” 51 The Procurement Lawyer 1 (Fall 2015).
Co-Author, Stephen D. Knight & Kathryn T. Muldoon, "Metron, Inc.: A Primer for Proving Compensation Cost Reasonableness," Federal Contracts Report (August 2012).
Author, Kathryn T. Muldoon, "Obstacles to Economic Stimulus: Increased Government Oversight and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," 39 Public Contract Law Journal 285 (Winter 2010).
Co-Author, Dorothy E. Terrell & Kathryn T. Muldoon, "The Rise of the Performance Evaluation: New Developments in Contractor Challenges to Adverse Evaluations under the Contract Disputes Act," 45 The Procurement Lawyer 3 (Winter 2010).
Co-Author, W. Stephen Dale & Kathryn T. Muldoon, "A Government Windfall: ASBCA's Attack on Concurrent Delays as a Basis for Constructive Acceleration", 44 The Procurement Lawyer 4 (Summer 2009).
Co-Author, Dorothy E. Terrell & Kathryn T. Muldoon, "New Opportunities to Challenge Adverse Performance Evaluations on Federal Contracts," Washington Contractor, Summer 2009.
Instructor, "Cost Allowability," Federal Publications, ongoing course.
Instructor, "The Masters Institute in Cost Accounting Standards," Federal Publications, ongoing course.
Panelist, "Kicking Down the Doors of Construction Law – How Three Talented Women Thrive in a Male-Dominated Industry," U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judicial Conference, November 14, 2019.
Moderator, "Practice Tips for Construction Litigation," ABA Annual Meeting, August 26, 2019.
Speaker, "Legal Issues and Case Law Updates," Federal Publications, 2018 Government Contract Accounting and Regulatory Update, October 17, 2018.
Speaker, "Government Contracts: Understanding Pricing and Accounting Requirements," DC Bar Association, April 4, 2018.
Panelist, "Executives in DCAA Crosshairs – New Limits on Executive Compensation," September 2013 Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association.
Panelist, "CPM Scheduling on Complex Projects," September 2013 ASCE Texas Section Fall Conference.
Panelist, "Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Federal Construction Contacting: Unique Challenges Facing the Construction Industry," August 2012 ABA Annual Meeting.
Panelist, "Performance Evaluations in Federal Construction Contracting," April 2012 AGC of America 2012 Federal Contractors Conference, Washington, D.C.
Panelist, "New Restrictions on Federal Construction Contractors," November 2009 ABA Section of Public Contract Law Fall Program, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Speaker, "Increased Government Oversight and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," April 2010 Construction Industry Ethics & Compliance Initiative Spring Conference, Washington, D.C.