Karen D. Powell

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  • Member at Petrillo & Powell, P.L.L.C. (3 Attorneys)
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Author: "Proposed DFARS Revisions on the Treatment of Computer Software: a Partial Success," Contract Management, March 1995. Co-Author: "Defense Department to Boost Health Contracting," Washington Business Journal, August 1998; "Free and Open? Preferences for Domestic Products in International Procurement," Contract Management, June 1991; "Managing IT Contracts,: Federal Publications, 2002-2004.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Public Contract Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Government Contracts
  • International Trade
  • Intellectual Property

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-887-4848  Phone
University Attended:
Trinity College, Dublin; University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A., cum laude, 1983
Law School Attended:
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Boston College, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989, Massachusetts; 1991, District of Columbia
The District of Columbia Bar; Federal (Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 2003-2004) and American Bar Associations (Member, Sections on: Public Contracts; Dispute Resolution; Chair, Government Procurement Committee, 1998-2000); American Society of International Law; Prettyman Leventhall Inn, American Inns of Court.
Birth Information:
Paris, France, 1961
Reported Cases:
Si-Nor, Inc., B292748.2, 2004 CPD para. 10 (Jan. 7, 2004); Coastal Int'l Security Inc. v. Dept. of Homeland Security, DOTCAB No. 4494, 2005 WL 3128452.

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