Sarah Burgart is an associate at the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the government contracts and procurement policy and antitrust, competition, and trade regulation practice groups. Sarah counsels clients on a broad range of federal procurement issues, with a particular focus on bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as cybersecurity compliance issues. She also assists clients on matters of foreign investment, counseling U.S. businesses and foreign investors on issues before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Sarah melds her government contracts and international trade practices through a focus on U.S. national security.
Sarah’s government contracts practice also includes regularly counseling clients on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and related federal requirements, subcontractor flowdowns, and small business issues. For clients undergoing corporate mergers and acquisitions, Sarah is well-versed in completing transactional due diligence and novations to transfer government contracts from one contractor to another. She also represents clients in agency and subcontractor disputes, including defending claims before the Boards of Contract Appeals. Sarah has assisted with a variety of internal investigations to help clients identify compliance issues regarding federal contracts.
In the international trade arena, Sarah counsels clients on export controls such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); sanctions programs as enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); and anti-boycott laws. She also uses her knowledge in these topics to conduct due diligence on transactions, and she assists transactional clients on matters regarding foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) mitigation, as well as facility security clearance transfers before the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).
- American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section
- Young Lawyers Committee, Vice-Chair (August 2020-present)
- Thought Leader Presentation, Section 889 Best Practices, ABA Public Contract Law Section Fall Council Meeting, December 2020
- “DOD Clarifies Contractor Cybersecurity Certification — Again,” Law360, 18 December 2019
- “DOD Clarifies Contractor Cybersecurity Certification Process,” Law360, 13 November 2019