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Emily S. Theriault

Washington, DC
F: +1.202.747.3842


  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2013, with high honors, The George Washington Law Review
  • B.A., Middlebury College, 2007, magna cum laude
  • Intern to the Honorable William K. Sessions, III, U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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Emily Theriault is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. 

Areas of Practice:

Ms. Theriault’s practice includes Contract Disputes Act litigation before the Court of Federal Claims; False Claims Act litigation before the United States District Courts; bid protests before the United States Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims; internal investigations; and government contract counseling.

She counsels clients on compliance with federal procurement regulations, including FAR and DFARS provisions relating to the Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, the Trade Agreements Act, the Price Reductions Clause and commercial item contracting.


Government Contracts Investigations

Ms. Theriault has experience with government contracts investigations, Office of Inspector General subpoena responses, as well as mandatory and voluntary disclosures.  Her experience includes investigations on the following topics:

  • Price Reductions Clause
  • Defective pricing
  • False Claims Act
  • Procurement Integrity Act
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest

Government Contracts Compliance

Ms. Theriault has counseled clients regarding compliance with federal procurement statutes and regulations.  Her experience includes:

  • Developing and implementing, as well as assessing and updating,  government contracts compliance programs
  • Drafting Contractor Codes of Business Ethics and Conduct
  • Drafting government contracts policies, including policies addressing Organizational Conflicts of Interest; gifts, gratuities, bribes, and kickbacks; human trafficking; mandatory disclosure; non-retaliation; labor qualifications; procurement integrity; Foreign Military Financing; and truth in bidding and negotiations
  • Training contractors on federal procurement compliance
  • Researching government contracts questions related to statutes and regulations

Government Contracts Litigation & Bid Protests

Ms. Theriault has represented contractors before the United States District Courts as well as the Court of Federal Claims.  She has also represented protesters and intervenors in numerous bid protests filed at the Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims.

  • Representative experience includes the defense of a large government contractor from a multibillion dollar False Claims Act qui tam lawsuit. Ms. Theriault assisted with researching case law, interviewing and deposing witnesses, and drafting motions. The company obtained a complete victory on summary judgment.


  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Young Lawyers Committee Vice-Chair
  • ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Publications Board