Jacqueline K. Unger, Associate
junger@pilieromazza.com
202-857-1000
“I am proud to work at a full-service law firm where I am able to address all of our clients’ needs, from delivering sound advice to help their businesses run smoothly to providing dedicated representation when the need for litigation arises."
Education

The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2011

Virginia Tech, B.S., 2007

Admissions

Maryland Bar

Washington Bar

District of Columbia Bar

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington

Jackie Unger represents clients in a wide variety of government contracting and commercial litigation matters, in addition to general business issues. She represents clients in bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims, size and status protests before the Small Business Administration, and counseling clients on matters of regulatory compliance. Ms. Unger counsels clients on FAR and small business regulatory compliance issues and strategies for small and large businesses. She also assists in the pursuit of construction claims, including delays and differing site conditions.

Ms. Unger  reviews and drafts contracts and agreements including teaming agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, incentive compensation agreements, commercial services contracts and similar corporate instruments for government contractors.  In her litigation practice, she performs research, completes discovery, and drafts motions on behalf of contractors involved in contract disputes and employment law matters. 

Representative Cases:

  • Argued and successfully defended challenge of award of a $33 million contract to our client in bid protest at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims based on the protester’s lack of standing.  Precision Asset Mgmt. Corp. v. United States, No. 15-1495 C, 2016 WL 900097 (Fed. Cl. Feb. 26, 2016)
  • Successfully represented the awardee of a $239 million contract on an agency-level protest filed with the Department of the Navy challenging the agency’s evaluation of the protester and the awardee, and succeeded in having the protester’s appeal of the initial decision denied.  Unpublished decision by the Appellate Authority for the Commander, Navy Installations Command, February 2, 2016
  • Represented the awardee in the successful denial of a GAO protest by arguing that the agency reasonably determined that the awardee’s price was fair and reasonable based on adequate price competition, and the agency was not required to perform a price realism analysis because the solicitation did not provide for such an analysis. Age Logistics Corp., B-412049 (Dec. 9, 2015)
  • Successfully defended a contract award to our client in a GAO protest where the protester challenged the agency’s affirmative responsibility determination of our client.  Robert F. Hyland & Sons, LLC, B-411726 (Sept. 22, 2015)
  • Represented the protester in a successful challenge to the agency’s unreasonable evaluation of the protester's and the awardee’s proposals in a $48 million procurement.  Metis Sols., LLC; Tasa Info. Tech. Grp., Inc.; Tenica & Associates, LLC; Dynamic Sys. Tech., Inc.; Brandan Enterprises, Inc., TEK Source USA, Inc., B-411173.2 (July 20, 2015)
  • Successfully represented the awardee in seeking the denial of a GAO protest by arguing that the agency reasonably assigned a weakness to the incumbent protester’s proposal and the protester was not prejudiced by the agency’s past performance evaluation of our client.  Charles F. Day & Associates, LLC, B-411164 (June 2, 2015)
  • Won an appeal from an adverse size determination, overturning an SBA decision that our client was affiliated with its subcontractor based on the ostensible subcontractor rule.  Size Appeal of: Loyal Source Gov’t Servs., LLC, Appellant, SBA No. SIZ-5662, 2015 (May 28, 2015)

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Carney Badley Spellman, P.S., 2011-2014  
  • Ms. Unger was named one of Washington State’s “Rising Stars,” Super Lawyers Publication, 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Beyond the Privilege: The Ethical Duty of Confidentiality for the Business Lawyer,” ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Los Angeles, California, Apr. 2, 2014

Publications