Keeley A. McCarty



Keeley McCarty is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. McCarty’s practice focuses on government contracts litigation and counseling, including contract termination appeals, litigation and arbitration of subcontractor disputes, and internal investigations. Ms. McCarty has counseled clients on a broad range of legal topics, including FAR mandatory disclosure rules, title passage under government contracts, and corporate compliance with the FCPA, FCA, and lobbying laws. She has practiced before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and other state courts.

Ms. McCarty’s interests include public-private partnerships, U.S. currency, and Japanese language and culture.


•Law Clerk, Department of the Treasury, United States Mint


•Making The Granston Memo Work For FCA Defendants
Law360 , March 4, 2019
•Co-Author, The ASBCA’s Raytheon Decision: Expressly Unallowable Cost, Directly Associated Cost, and Performance Restricted Stock , 104 F.C.R. 1088, Oct. 27, 2015.
•Co-Author, Chapter 4: Discovery of Documents and Things and Entry on Premises , in Discovery Deskbook for Construction Disputes, 2nd ed., 2015.
Flip the Coin to the Fed: The Dysfunctional Relationship Among the Federal Reserve System, Congress, and the United States Mint , 64 Admin. L. Rev. 315, 2012.

False Claims Act Defense Blog Posts

• Upswing in DOJ Qui Tam Dismissals, January 15, 2019

Government Contracts and Investigations Blog Posts

• VA Vendors Beware: Mind the Company You Keep; It’s Time for a Compliance Checkup, March 29, 2019
• VA Streamlines MSPV-NG Acquisition through Distribution and Supply Agreements, April 30, 2018
• Presumption of Declination with Voluntary Disclosure, Cooperation, and Remediation of FCPA Violations, January 12, 2018
• GAO Declines to Apply GAO Civilian Task and Delivery Order Protest Authority Act Retroactively to Lapse in Jurisdiction, April 10, 2017
• UPDATE: GAO Jurisdiction over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million Restored, December 21, 2016
• GAO Loses Jurisdiction Over Task Order Protests Valued at More Than $10 Million, November 30, 2016

Healthcare Law Blog

• TRICARE: Defense Health Agency Issues Request for Information Regarding Formulary Management - Submission Deadline: February 5, 2019, January 25, 2019

Speaking Engagements

Pushback on P3s, ABA Section of Public Contract Law, State & Local Procurement Division Meeting, Feb. 28, 2014.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Construction
  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • False Claims Act
  • Healthcare
  • White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.747.2186  Phone
202.747.3911  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., 2006
Law School Attended:
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, Executive Editor, Administrative Law Review, 2012
Year of First Admission:
Virginia; 2013, District of Columbia


•American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division (Public Contract Law Committee Chair 2014-2015), Section of Public Contract Law
•Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association


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