Cara counsels and represents government contractors on a broad range of legal issues, including bid protests, contract claims and disputes, and compliance issues. 


Representative Matters

  • Regularly prosecutes and defends bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Represents government contractors in disputes with the federal government, including claims under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) and appeals of contracting officer final decisions to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA).
  • Counsels clients on compliance issues involving the Buy American Act (BAA) and Trade Agreements Act (TAA).
  • Advises clients on prime-subcontractor disputes.

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk, Dallas County Public Defender’s Office (2013)
  • Congressional Intern, Office of Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), U.S. House of Representatives (2011)


  • Named one of DC's "Rising Stars" for Government Contracts by Super Lawyers magazine (2018-2020)

Practice Areas



J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center

B.S., University of Oklahoma; Phi Beta Kappa

Law Journals

Executive Notes Development Editor, The Tax Lawyer

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar 
  • Maryland Bar

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