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Kelsey L. Wilbanks


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

Ms. Wilbanks practices in government contracts counseling and compliance.  She specializes in helping clients preserve intellectual property and data rights for works developed before and during government contracts or research agreements.  Ms. Wilbanks has experience in drafting and reviewing agreements, contract administration, litigation, disputes and equitable adjustments and claims.  Her compliance experience includes internal investigations, drafting and assisting with implementing policies and procedures, independent monitor engagements, and representing individuals before U.S. Suspension and Debarment Officials.

Formerly, Ms. Wilbanks worked for the U.S. Postal Service, Office of General Counsel in the Office of Inspector General as a Legal Student Cooperative.  She interned at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims under Judge Lawrence J. Block and at the Fairfax County Circuit Court under Judge Jan L. Brodie.

Ms. Wilbanks enjoys tracking developments in 3D printing technology, also known as “additive manufacturing.”  She wrote her Law Review article on 3D printing, for which she was one of 15 students to receive the national “Burton Award for Distinguished Writing in Law” and attend a ceremony at the United States Library of Congress.


George Mason University School of Law (J.D., May 2014)

Prior Legal Experience

Judicial Intern, Honorable Judge Lawrence J. Block, United States Court of Federal Claims, Fall 2013
Student Cooperative, United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Office of General Counsel, 2012-2013

Judicial Intern, Honorable Jan Brodie, Fairfax County Circuit Court, Summer 2012

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia
District of Columbia

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association


(Forthcoming) Chapter 2: What is a Claim?, Government Contract Law Deskbook, American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law.

Co-Author, Beyond Prototyping: 3D Printing in Government Contracts, The Procurement Lawyer, American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Volume 52, Number 2, Winter 2017.

The Challenges of 3D Printing to the Repair-Reconstruction Doctrine in Patent Law, George Mason Law Review 20:4.  This article received a national “Burton Award for Distinguished Writing in Law” (2014); finalist “Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing” (2013); and “Adrian S. Fisher Award for Best Student Article” from George Mason Law Review editorial board (2013).
Drifting Down the Webcasting Stream: Can Businesses Stay Afloat?, 9 Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association 181 (2009).

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, 2015; 2016;  the George Washington University School of Business forum on 3D Printing in the Age of Globalization in Washington, D.C.: “3D Printing: Creating New Legal Challenges, Layer by Layer.”

Speaker, 2013; ConFABulation Symposium technology conference in Largo, MD: “Repair or Reconstruction? Patent Law Considerations When 3D Printing Parts.”