Erin Estevez is a partner in Holland & Knight's Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Securities and Government Contracts practice groups in the firm's Tysons office. Ms. Estevez has broad government contracts (GovCon) experience and focuses her practice on advising companies ranging from innovative startups to large, established contractors on regulatory and contractual requirements for doing business with the U.S. government.
Ms. Estevez has substantial experience with mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investments and financings involving government contractors, including conducting due diligence, negotiating transactional documents, and navigating transition and integration matters such as novations. She also regularly advises clients on small business programs, compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency FAR supplements, intellectual property and data rights issues, and facility security clearance matters. In addition, Ms. Estevez negotiates the terms of government contracts, subcontracts and teaming agreements and assists clients with joint ventures and mentor-protégé agreements.
Representative government contracts transactions matters include:
- represented a federal sector IT solutions and services provider in acquisition by private equity-backed management consulting firm
- represented a strategic advisory company specializing in federal opportunities in connection with significant growth capital investment from a knowledge and talent industries investment firm
- represented an investment firm focused on technology and government services in a majority investment into federal digital transformation services firm
- represented a provider of IT modernization and digital transformation solutions for U.S. federal agencies in a stock sale to a global consulting and digital services company
- represented a venture-capital-backed intelligence community services company in acquisition of cyber technology solutions company supporting defense, intelligence and national security missions
- represented a software solutions company performing data analytics for mission-critical information in major capital investment from a global investment firm, including negotiation of FOCI mitigation
- represented an augmented intelligence platform company in late-stage financing and concurrent acquisition of a machine learning and management solutions provider
- represented a foreign-owned satellite company in establishing a U.S. subsidiary for federal government work, including being processed for a facility security clearance
Ms. Estevez is actively involved in pro bono matters and community-based organizations. Among other cases, she assisted a service-disabled veteran in a military discharge upgrade application, co-chaired representation of an individual criminally prosecuted for fraud, conspiracy and conversion in relation to a U.S. Department of State grant in the Eastern District of Virginia, and helped an animal rights group navigate the requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Estevez was a special counsel for a global law firm in its Washington, D.C., office. While at George Mason University School of Law, Ms. Estevez was chief justice and first-year competition chair of the Moot Court Board, a published author and an editor for the George Mason Law Review, and treasurer of the George Mason American Inn of Court. She was recognized upon graduation as the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award recipient for her graduating class. Ms. Estevez is the partner coordinator for Holland & Knight's Women's Initiative in the Tysons office and co-chair of the firm's Facility Security Clearance Team.
- George Mason University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- University of Maryland, B.S., Psychology and Criminology/Criminal Justice, summa cum laude
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
- Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), National Capital Chapter
- Executive Women's Network
- Professional Services Council
- Virginia Bar Association