May 13, 2021 Public Contract Law

PCL Member Spotlight

Amy Fuentes

Amy Fuentes

Amy Fuentes

Holland & Knight LLP | Tysons, Virginia

Member since 2017
Practicing public contract law since 2016

Q: Briefly describe your practice in public contracting.

A:  My practice as a government contracts associate at Holland & Knight LLP is split between litigation, counseling, and mergers and acquisitions work. The diverse nature of my practice allows me to support a variety of clients in these different roles. By way of example, in my litigation practice, I represent contractors in bid protests, size appeals and protests, claims, and subcontractor and prime contractor disputes. In addition to my litigation practice, I represent clients in government contracts transactions, and am experienced in reviewing and negotiating purchase agreements and conducting due diligence reviews. I also counsel contractors on a variety of matters in federal government contracting, including regulatory compliance and small business issues.

Q: Why did you become a public contract lawyer/ professional?

A:  Prior to practicing law, I worked in the government contracts industry for several years in contract administration and management at both a Fortune 500 company and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. I've always had a long-term goal of becoming an attorney and this work experience directed my professional development as I focused my law school studies in government procurement at The George Washington University Law School. The rest is history--I've been working in public contract law since graduating and really enjoy all aspects of my practice!

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a member of the Public Contract Law (PCL) Section?

A:  Interacting with other members of the Section. I am constantly blown away by the depth and variety of experience our members have.

Q: What is the greatest benefit of your membership in the PCL Section?

A:  It is hard to choose just one! At the top of the list are the mentorship, networking, speaking, and writing opportunities afforded to all members of the Section.

Q: Please share a good/ favorite memory of Section participation, or how you look forward to participating in the future.

A:  I've been a Vice-Chair on the Section's Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee for several years and in that role I've had the opportunity to work on comment letters on a variety of important small business issues. Drafting these comment letters gives such a unique opportunity to work with practitioners across all segments of the procurement industry and to provide recommendations on procurement policy.

Q:  What do you do outside of work and ABA activities?

A:  I enjoy running and spin classes, gardening, and spending time with my family. I have an 18-month old son who keeps me on my toes! I'm also an avid reader and love to travel.

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