Danielle R. Rich is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Tysons office, where she focuses her practice on government contracts (GovCon), and employment litigation and counseling. In her GovCon practice, Ms. Rich represents contractors in bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is also experienced at conducting due diligence reviews for transactions in the government contracts sector and counseling clients on a variety of regulatory matters involving the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS). In addition, Ms. Rich represents government contractors in actions brought on by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

In her employment law practice, Ms. Rich advises clients on a wide range of personnel and workplace issues, including state law compliance, performance management, employee leave and workplace accommodations, and terminations. Ms. Rich also assists clients with drafting and revising employment policies and agreements. Ms. Rich represents private employers in a wide range of industries, in all aspects of employment litigation, and has experience defending claims of discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination. Ms. Rich routinely appears before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and similar state agencies, and in both federal and state courts.

During law school, Ms. Rich worked as judicial intern for the Honorable David A. Tapp in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where she focused her work on government contracts matters before the court. Additionally, Ms. Rich worked as a law clerk in the Personal Property Management Division of the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Office of General Counsel, where she supported the agency's bid protests. Ms. Rich also served as a senior articles editor of the Public Contract Law Journal, which is published by the Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association, and was a member of the school's Moot Court Board.


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • Ohio University, B.A., magna cum laude
  • Ohio University, B.S., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Virginia
  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law