Holland & Knight Welcomes Government Contracts Partner Erin Estevez
TYSONS, Va. (September 27, 2021) – Government contracts and national security attorney Erin Estevez has joined Holland & Knight's Tysons, Va., office as a partner. She will be a member of the firm's Mid-Atlantic Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Ms. Estevez was previously special counsel at Cooley.
"Erin’s experience on M&A and financing deals fits perfectly with our award-winning transactional practice," said Adam August, leader of Holland & Knight's Mid-Atlantic Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. "She has a deep understanding of the highly regulated environment in which so many of our clients operate, including contracting requirements, intellectual property rights and other matters. Her background will immediately benefit our clients in their M&A and finance transactions, and she will work closely with our national security and white collar defense teams, as well."
Ms. Estevez has broad government contracts experience advising companies ranging from innovative startups to large, established contractors on regulatory and contractual requirements for doing business with the U.S. government. She counsels clients in a variety of industries on government contracts issues involved in corporate transactions, intellectual property and data rights vis-à-vis the federal government, small business programs, cybersecurity requirements, industrial security and foreign control and influence (FOCI) issues, and compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency FAR supplements. Ms. Estevez also negotiates government contracts and subcontracts, and assists companies with internal investigations, mandatory disclosures, civil false claims issues and responding to government enforcement activity.
"My goal is to add value to every engagement I work on," said Ms. Estevez. "My experience gives me the ability to advise on a very broad range of issues in the context of M&A negotiations and financing transactions. There are so many regulatory and contractual elements that need to be in place when working with the government, not to mention new cybersecurity requirements. Our team can advise on every aspect of the process and make it less overwhelming for clients."
Ms. Estevez earned a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law.