Ambika Biggs is an experienced litigator who represents and counsels clients on a broad range of matters, including government contracts, business torts, employment matters, and commercial contract disputes. Her experience includes all aspects of litigation, from the initial fact-gathering and assessment of a case, to discovery and motions practice, to trial and appeals.  

Ms. Biggs also has represented clients in government contracts matters involving size protests, bid protests, claims, False Claims Act investigations, and suspension and debarment proceedings. In addition, she has counseled clients regarding program eligibility requirements for the SBA’s socioeconomic small business programs.

Prior Experience

Ms. Biggs previously was an associate in Baker Hostetler LLP’s office in Washington, DC, where she focused on commercial and international litigation and arbitration and government contracts.  She represented clients in state and federal courts and in arbitral and administrative forums.

Education

  • University of Virginia, J.D., 2005
  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 2001

Admissions

Representative Experience

Litigation:

  • Counsels clients in anticipation of and during all stages of litigation
  • Represents clients at bench and jury trials
  • Represents clients at hearings, mediation sessions and in settlement negotiations 
  • Drafts briefs at the trial, appellate and U.S. Supreme Court levels

Government Contracts:

  • Represents clients in size protests before the SBA
  • Represents clients in bid protests before the GAO
  • Counsels clients regarding SBA regulations for small business set-aside programs
  • Represents and counsels clients in investigations involving False Claims Act issues

Representative Cases

  • Successfully represented clients in size protests before the SBA
  • Represented an individual who had been suspended from contracting with the government after he pled guilty to bribing a public official, and succeeded in having the suspension terminated
  • Obtained a dismissal of action in California federal court against a foreign entity for wrongful termination and successfully defended appeal in the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Was part of trial team who represented clients during a six-week jury trial with a favorable multi-million dollar verdict
  • Achieved a favorable settlement for an employee who accused his employer of racial harassment in a mediation proceeding before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar, "How to Avoid Common Subcontracting Pitfalls" Jun. 7. 2017 (with Jon Williams)
  • Webinar, "Three Ways to Resolve Your Business Dispute" Apr. 5. 2017 (with Paul Mengel)
  • Webinar presenter, "Key Employment and Labor Issues Affecting Tribal Entities, ANCs and NHOs," for the Native American Contractors Association, Apr. 20, 2016 (with Nichole Atallah)
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