Rita counsels government contractors and subcontractors on a wide array of legal issues, including bid protests, cybersecurity, and claims and disputes.


Representative Matters

  • Prosecutes and defends bid protests before federal and state bodies, including the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC).
  • Represents government contractors in disputes with the federal government, including appeals of contracting officer final decisions to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA).
  • Counsels government contractors on compliance with the federal False Claims Act (FCA) and government FCA investigations.

Professional Experience

  • Spring Law Clerk, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (2020)
  • Research Assistant, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Professor Caroline Cecot (2020)
  • Administrative Law Clinic, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School (2019-2020)

Practice Areas



J.D., magna cum laude, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

B.A., High Honors, University of California, Santa Barbara

Law Journals

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy (2020-2021)

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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