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With a background at the Department of Justice, Hayley has an insider’s view of government contracts—knowledge she uses to represent clients in their bid protests and claims.

Hayley litigates bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and advises and represents claim disputes. She often works with particularly complex contracts, and clients include owners, contractors and subcontractors for a variety of government agencies.

As a young professional, Hayley held the role of a first-chair litigator at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for three years and served as the primary subject matter expert on appropriations and fiscal law. She frequently worked with matters at the GAO and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA). The experience gave her a deep understanding of government agencies, how they think about procurement and contracts, and how they respond to issues with contractors. It’s a valuable perspective that helps her predict how government decision makers will respond to clients.

Her work with government contractors is a natural fit with Hayley’s own interests. After growing up in a military town near several naval bases, she has long been passionate about national defense and security. She’s excited to support the contractor collaborations that make national defense possible—and to help ensure that the best contractors win bids.



  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
    • with high honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • The George Washington Law Review, Articles Editor
    • Moot Court Board
    • National Security Law Association, President
  • B.A., San Francisco State University
    • cum laude


  • California

Not admitted in the District of Columbia, practice pending admission limited pursuant to D.C. App. R. 49(c)(8), with supervision by Brian Waagner member of the D.C. Bar.


  • The Hon. Curtis V. Gómez, District Court of the Virgin Islands


  • German, conversational
  • Hebrew, conversational
  • Ancient Greek, proficient
Outside the Office

Hayley’s greatest non-legal passion is cooking and baking, to the point that she thinks her wife may be about to ban her from watching any more baking shows. She especially enjoys trying out new recipes in her Instant Pot, as well as deciphering the old family recipes recorded by her Spanish-speaking great-grandmother.

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