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Elizabeth Krabill McIntyre

Elizabeth Krabill McIntyre Senior Associate, Government Contracts, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

Elizabeth’s principal areas of practice are government contracts, export controls, and economic sanctions. She assists clients from various industries with economic sanctions compliance, export control regulation compliance, voluntary disclosures, export licensing requirements and applications, and related issues. She conducts internal investigations and represents companies in front of government agencies for noncompliance with export control regulations administered by the Department of State and the Department of Commerce.

Elizabeth also represents clients from various industries in contract claims against federal government agencies and in bid protests as protesters and intervenors. She advises clients on compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense FAR Supplement, and other federal regulations relevant to government contractors. The following is a list of representative matters in which Elizabeth has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Conducted an audit of certain procedural and functional processes of a foreign-owned, U.S.-based defense contractor to determine whether processes were effective to ensure compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations
  • Represented a leading defense contractor in preparing and litigating a contract claim at the Court of Federal Claims against the United States Air Force for additional costs on an overhaul of a Philippine Air Force aircraft under a foreign military sales contract, resulting in successful settlement
  • Represented a defendant in fraud case relating to the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern “set aside” programs, resulting in no-jail-time plea agreement

Export Controls and Economic Sanctions

  • Counsel clients on various export control issues, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); commodity classification; export licensing; regulatory enforcements; secondary sanctions; and end-user, end-use, and embargoed destination controls and screening
  • Drafted an export compliance and management manual for U.S.-based subsidiaries of a foreign-owned industrial cable manufacturer
  • Drafted export controls and economic sanctions policies and procedures for a domestic oil and gas completions and production company following acquisition of a subsidiary with export business, and trained relevant staff on certain compliance obligations 
  • Conducted an assessment of the global trade and export compliance program of an industrial and environmental machinery company, including assessing historical, current, and proposed future practices, resources, and structure and identifying areas for potential enhancements 
  • Conduct due diligence of target companies’ export controls and economic sanctions compliance in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Advise corporate deal teams on export controls and economic sanctions issues in draft purchase and sales agreements

Government Contracts

  • Represent multiple clients as protesters and intervenors in bid protests before the Court of Federal Claims and Government Accountability Office, for industries including defense, information technology, asset management, and health care 
  • Represent multiple clients’ multimillion dollar contract claims against various federal government agencies at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, and Court of Federal Claims, pertaining to industries including aerospace, logistics and transportation, food supply, health care, and utilities
  • Counsel clients on various government contract issues, including the Freedom of Information Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, General Services Administration (GSA) leasing, organizational conflicts of interest, cost reimbursement contracting, subcontractor flow-down requirements, equitable adjustments, successor liability, cost or pricing data under the Truth in Negotiations Act, latent defects, material misrepresentations, deductive changes, commercial items, and jurisdictional and standing issues relating to various government entities
  • Assisted an aerospace components manufacturer in an internal investigation under the Truth in Negotiations Act of costs of inspection charged to federal government contracts
  • Litigated a major dialysis provider’s monetary claim and request for declaratory judgment against the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Court of Federal Claims
  • Represented TriWest Healthcare Alliance, a supplier of medical health care to the Armed Forces, in one of the largest bid protests ever filed at the U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Represented an equipment manufacturer before a Department of Defense suspension and debarment entity, substantially mitigating debarment period, in a matter involving allegations of forgery and violations of Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development program eligibility regulations 
  • Advised a professional services company on multiple federal, state, and local government requests for proposals, including analyzing and drafting comments and conducting legal research

White Collar

  • Represented a commercial satellite launch company against a former executive and others for a fraud scheme involving falsified subcontracts. The complaint was repurposed as a successful coverage claim to the client’s insurers, which paid 100% of the sums taken by the defendants
  • Assisted in an internal investigation into allegations of false undervaluation of exported commodities on export paperwork for a multi-national company 
  • Assisted in an internal investigation into whistleblower allegations of mis-assignment of costs, conversion of property, gifts and gratuities violations, and false claims by the on-site manager of a government contractor at a government facility 
  • Assisted in defending an international logistics company in a qui tam lawsuit in which the government declined to intervene, ultimately resulting in voluntary dismissal by the relator 

Pro Bono

  • Represented low-income clients in landlord/tenant disputes at the District of Columbia Superior Court


Contact Details

Washington

T +1.202.639.6593
F +1.202.879.8920
emcintyre@velaw.com
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037
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Elizabeth's Practices

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2011 (Virginia Law Review)
  • Cornell University, B.A., Economics and Government, 2005
  • Admitted to practice: Virginia; District of Columbia
  • Judicial Intern, The Honorable Lawrence M. Baskir, U.S. Court of Federal Claims