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Eleanor (Elle) Ross advises government contractors from a diverse range of industries on regulatory matters including compliance with government regulations, contract disputes, defense of claims, and government investigations. She litigates bid protests before the Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office. She advises clients in connection with an array of agreements and multi-award procurements, including challenging award decisions in a variety of fora.

Elle also counsels clients on federal and state compliance obligations, particularly in connection with cybersecurity (including CMMC and NIST requirements) and supply chain risk management practices. She works with clients to understand government regulations and to develop compliance plans and to implement those plans. She also assists with making mandatory and voluntary disclosures to federal agencies and represented clients in subsequent investigations and administrative proceedings. She manages sanctions proceedings against contractors, including cases alleging fraud and corruption.

Elle also represents clients in commercial contract disputes, both in mediation and in federal court.

Previously, Ms. Ross was a legal consultant to World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment, where she reviewed cross-border investigations to determine contractor compliance with World Bank regulations.

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