Robyn N. Burrows

Biography

Robyn Burrows represents clients on a wide range of government contracts matters. Robyn has experience preparing and negotiating complex claims, including those on federal construction projects, and has litigated disputes before the boards of contract appeals and state and federal courts. Robyn has a particular focus on emerging supply chain and cybersecurity issues and has counseled numerous clients on Section 889 compliance. She also provides counseling on cost/pricing issues, domestic preferences, protection of contractor data and intellectual property, and suspension and debarment matters. Robyn has experience navigating clients through False Claims Act investigations and regularly assists clients in high value bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Robyn has also developed particular experience with Department of Energy contracts, and has handled matters involving whistleblower complaints, civil investigative demands, subcontractor disputes, cost-allowability issues, and other unique DOE requirements applying to M&O contractors. She recently assisted in successfully representing an M&O contractor in resolving a significant subcontractor termination dispute in federal district court. 

Before joining Blank Rome, Robyn represented construction clients in federal contracting and in litigating claims on both public and private projects. During law school, Robyn was a research editor for the George Mason Law Review. She interned with the Honorable R. Terrence Ney of the Fairfax County Circuit Court, and with the administrative judges at the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Recognitions

2019–2020, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
Professional Activities

Robyn is a member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association where she was appointed to serve as Associate Editor for the section’s quarterly The Procurement Lawyer journal for the 2021–2022 and 2022–2023 terms.

Credentials

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Education

  • Houghton College, BA, summa cum laude
  • George Mason University School of Law, JD, cum laude