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 to joining PilieroMazza, Ms. Biggs 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

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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 SBA Area Offices and the Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • 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
Employment Law:
  • Represents clients in employment discrimination litigation in federal and state courts
  • Counsels clients regarding non-competition and non-solicitation matters

Representative Cases

  • Achieved a favorable settlement for client in case involving allegations of violation of SBA regulations and the False Claims Act
  • Successfully protested award of contract where the awardee’s proposal failed to comply with a material requirement in the solicitation. See CR/ZWS LLC, B- 414766 (Sept. 13, 2017)
  • Successfully defended award of contract to our client against bid protest.  See Eagle Support Services Corp., B- 412577.2 (July 19, 2017)
  • Represented an individual who had been suspended from contracting with the federal government, and succeeded in having the suspension terminated
  • Obtained a dismissal of action in California federal court for wrongful termination and successfully defended appeal in the Ninth Circuit. 
  • Achieved a favorable settlement for an employee who accused his employer of racial harassment in a mediation proceeding before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Was part of trial team who represented clients during a six-week jury trial with a favorable multi-million dollar verdict

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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