Stephanie M. Harden


Stephanie M. Harden represents government contractors in a variety of litigation and counseling matters, including:

  • bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) and U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • audits by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”)
  • disputes before the boards of contract appeals
  • False Claims Act litigation
  • compliance issues and internal investigations involving various federal regulatory requirements, such as the mandatory disclosure rule, small business regulations, the Anti-Kickback Act, the False Claims Act, and gift and gratuity regulations

Stephanie has extensive bid protest litigation experience before the GAO and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Her bid protest experience includes both successfully protesting and defending the award of major contracts, as well as securing favorable corrective action for contractors challenging agency award decisions.

In 2018, Stephanie co-authored the chapter “History and Development of Suspension and Debarment” in The Practitioner’s Guide to Suspension and Debarment, Fourth Edition (ABA Book Publishing, 2018).

Stephanie previously served as a law clerk to Judge Victor J. Wolski on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a summer associate at the GAO. While in law school, she was an editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

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  • American Bar Association
  • Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • National Defense Industrial Association
Professional Activities

Stephanie is a member of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Contract Law’s Bid Protest Committee and Accounting, Cost and Pricing Committee.



  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Superior Court of Ware County GA
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • American University, BA, summa cum laude
  • Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude