Miller & Chevalier Expands Government Contracts Practice with the Addition of Abigail Stokes from the U.S. Department of the Navy


Washington, DC, April 30, 2019 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered is excited to announce that Abigail (Abi) Stokes has joined Miller & Chevalier as Counsel in the firm's Government Contracts practice. Stokes joins the firm after almost 10 years as a first-chair government contracts attorney for the United States Department of the Navy (U.S. Navy). While she was with the Navy, Stokes had cradle-to-grave responsibility for numerous, high-value programs and was awarded an Acquisition Excellence award, as well as the U.S. Navy's Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Her experience includes litigating numerous bid protests and counseling on statutory and regulatory compliance issues throughout the procurement lifecycle.

"I am delighted that Abi is joining us," said Jason N. Workmaster, a Member in Miller & Chevalier's Government Contracts practice. "She is a seasoned government contracts practitioner who brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and litigation skills that will be of tremendous value to our government contractor clients."

Marc J. Gerson, Chair of Miller & Chevalier, added, "Miller & Chevalier has a long and distinguished history in the government contracting field, and we could not be happier that Abi will be helping us write the next chapter of that story."

"I am thrilled to join Miller & Chevalier's impressive ranks of experienced litigators providing such high-quality legal counsel," Stokes said. "The firm's stellar reputation and deep and varied federal expertise makes it perfectly situated to provide government contractors of all sizes with creative solutions to difficult issues, and critical advocacy at all levels."

Stokes joins a Miller & Chevalier Government Contracts Counseling and Litigation team which has, for more than four decades, counseled and litigated on behalf of a broad range of government contractors in the full spectrum of government contract matters – classified and unclassified – throughout the procurement lifecycle. This includes helping contractors understand and comply with the complex government contracting regulatory regime. The team's lawyers work with some of the largest federal government contractors, as well as new entrants to the federal marketplace.

Stokes earned a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Alex R. Munson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

About Miller & Chevalier

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