SHARON A. ROACH, ESQ.
 Counsel 
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571-620-2206 phone
571-730-3617 fax 
sroach@pottermurdock.com
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EDUCATION

  • B.A., Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • J.D., George Washington University National Law Center (with Honors)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

MEMBERSHIPS

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • The Virginia State Bar
  • The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association

Ms. Roach advises clients in various areas, including:

Government Contracting

  • Federal and state contract formation, including legal review of requests for proposals, requests for lease proposals, requests for quotations, and invitations for bids
  • Teaming agreements, strategic alliances, and subcontract formation
  • Novations and contract assignment issues
  • Contract and lease administration, including equitable adjustments, and matters relating to claims and the Contract Disputes Act
  • Termination for default or convenience matters
  • Ethics, procurement integrity, organizational conflicts of interest, and responsibility matters
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Ethics compliance

Small Business Issues

  • Federal and state contract formation, including legal review of requests for proposals, requests for lease proposals, requests for quotations, and invitations for bids

Construction and Leasing

  • Contract risk assessment, negotiation, review, compliance, claim avoidance
  • Bidding and procurement
  • Project support and dispute avoidance
  • Project documentation
  • Equitable adjustments, claims and disputes
  • Contract termination
  • Green buildings
  • Insurance coverage
  • commercial leasing transactions and associated tenant services

Litigation

  • Litigation of bid protests and claims and disputes before the agency, Government Accountability Office, Boards of Contract Appeals, Court of Federal Claims and various other courts

Public Information

  • Freedom of Information Act requests and appeals

Prior to becoming Counsel to Potter & Murdock, P.C., Ms. Roach served in various capacities as a senior executive with the General Services Administration including, but not limited to, Regional Counsel for the National Capital Region, Associate General Counsel for Real Property, and Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Innovations. She was a key participant in complex procurements, real estate transactions, and acquisition reforms while at GSA and received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service in recognition of her contributions. After her federal career, Ms. Roach served as a Senior Corporate Counsel for a publicly traded Fortune 500 real estate investment trust.