Tysons Corner Office
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6300
Fax: (703) 847-6312
Ms. Cardenal has been with Smith Pachter McWhorter since 2012 and represents clients in both the construction and government contracts practice areas. She has worked in private practice for the Trademark Department of a law firm in San Salvador, El Salvador where she represented national and international clients. Her public sector experience includes working for the United States Marine Corps as Freedom of Information Act Coordinator and Claims Supervisor for Marine Corps Bases Japan, and as Special Assistant to the Deputy General Counsel (Acquisition), United States Air Force.
Ms. Cardenal’s government contracts experience includes work on contractor responsibility and integrity issues, internal investigations, small business, False Claims Act, contract claims and disputes, bid protests, Service Contract Act disputes, cost allowability, Freedom of Information Act, terminations, data rights claims, contract negotiations, and contract drafting and review.
Ms. Cardenal is a recipient of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section Diversity Scholarship Award for the 2012-2014 term and is currently serving as a Vice-Chair of the Membership and Diversity Committee.
George Washington University (LL.M. in Intellectual Property, 2007)
Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado (LL.B, summa cum laude, 2005)
Special Assistant to the Deputy General Counsel (Acquisition), Department of the Air Force, Office of the General Counsel 2011-2012
Claims Supervisor, Marine Corps Bases Japan 2009-2010
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Coordinator, Marine Corps Bases Japan, 2007-2009
New York State Bar
*Not yet admitted in Virginia
Supreme Court of New York
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association