Erin B. Sheppard
Erin B. Sheppard focuses her practice on all aspects of Government Contracts law, with a particular emphasis in the areas of claims/disputes, bid protests, internal investigations and compliance, and general federal government contract counseling. Ms. Sheppard’s experience includes successfully representing contractors prosecuting claim appeals before both the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals; prosecuting and defending bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Court of Federal Claims, and the FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA); and defending size protests before the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. She also has experience counseling clients on a range of issues including regulatory compliance, performance disputes, FOIA, and data rights, as well as experience drafting and negotiating subcontract agreements for federal contractors.
Ms. Sheppard had a variety of state, federal, and international public sector experience prior to joining the firm. Upon graduation from law school, she served as a judicial clerk for Chief Judge Andrew S. Effron on the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. During law school, she was a legal intern in with the Department of Homeland Security. In that capacity, she assisted the Asylum and Refugee, National Security, and Adjudications divisions of the Office of the Chief Counsel for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on a range of legal issues.
As a graduate of Duke University, Ms. Sheppard received joint degrees in Law and Public Policy and served as Senior Note Editor for the Duke Law Journal. She was also a staff editor for the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, and a teaching assistant for Duke Law School’s Appellate Practice Course. In conjunction with her public policy coursework, Ms. Sheppard interned for the United Nations Institute For Disarmament Research and completed a consulting project for the North Carolina Highway Patrol on the acquisition of rescue-capable helicopters.
- J.D., Duke University School of Law, with honors, 2007
- M.A., Duke University, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, 2007
- B.A., Kenyon College, summa cum laude, 2003
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- "A Step Toward Securing Contractor Information Systems," co-author, Government Contracts Law 360, August 29, 2012.
- "The Latest Step In Federal Transition To The Cloud," co-author, Government Contracts Law 360, March 8, 2012.
- "Facilitating The Federal Transition To The Cloud," co-author, Government Contracts Law 360, February 16, 2012.
Seminars and Presentations:
- Moderator: “Forecast for Federal Procurement in 2012 and Beyond,” 18th Annual Federal Procurement Institute, ABA Section of Public Contract Law, March 23, 2012.