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Mary Pat Buckenmeyer


Ms. Buckenmeyer's practice focus is primarily in the government contracts area. Her clients range from large defense contractors to small start-up contractors.  Ms. Buckenmeyer's government contracts law experience includes a range of issues, including contract claims and disputes, compliance, counseling, requests for equitable adjustment, small business issues, size protests and appeals, Freedom of Information Act matters, contractor responsibility and integrity issues, prime-subcontract disputes, teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and review of prime and subcontracts, contract terminations and settlement proposals, debarment and suspension, cost and pricing issues, and overseas contracting.

Ms. Buckenmeyer has represented clients in bid protest matters before the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Small Business Office of Hearings and Administration, numerous Federal Agencies, and numerous state agencies.

Ms. Buckenmeyer's construction and commercial practices have included preparation of requests for equitable adjustments and claims, resolution of discovery disputes, witness preparation, review of prime and subcontracts, resolution of prime subcontract disputes, joint venture agreements, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and cost and pricing issues.

Ms. Buckenmeyer served as a Vice Chair on the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law Bid Protest Committee from 2009-2011. Prior to joining Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC, Ms. Buckenmeyer held an internship as a clerk for The Honorable Robert H. Hodges, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.


American University, Washington College of Law(J.D., December 2005)
University of Richmond (M.A., History, May 1999)
St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana (B.A., History and Sociology, magna cum laude, May 1997)

Professional Licenses

Commonwealth of Virginia, 2006
District of Columbia, 2007

Court Admissions

United States Court of Federal Claims, 2006
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2007

Professional Memberships

Virginia State BarAssociation
District of Columbia Bar Association
American Bar Association