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Zariah helps clients with antitrust investigations, government contracts matters, including bid protests, and other complex and fast-paced disputes.

In her antitrust practice, Zariah provides counsel on a range of issues and agency actions, including investigations into company hiring practices, such as no-poach/non-solicitation. In addition, in the area of government contracts, she advises clients on agency submissions, state and federal regulatory compliance, including FOIA requests, and bid protests.

She received her J.D., cum laude, from Howard University School of Law and served as a senior articles editor for the Howard Law Journal. Zariah worked as a Henry Ramsey Dean’s Fellow for a legal writing professor and as a student attorney in Howard’s Reentry Clinic, where she represented clients with criminal records that were seeking to have their records sealed or to terminate their parole early.

On April 6, 2023, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), in BES Design/Build, LLC, CBCA 7585, dismissed a contractor’s appeal for lack of jurisdiction, finding the appeal untimely, and underscoring that a contractor cannot reset the 90-day appeal window by resubmitting its original claim.

On February 24, 2021, BES Design/Build, LLC (BES) submitted

On March 22, 2023, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to allow a procuring contracting officer (PCO) to delegate the authority to the contract administration office (CAO) to negotiate and settle direct costs questioned in an indirect cost rate proposal audit.  After the delegation

In General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., ASBCA Nos. 61633, 61731 (Feb. 8, 2023), released March 14, 2023, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) considered, but declined to answer, the existential question of whether intracompany lease payments are “costs.”  The ASBCA denied the Government’s motion for summary judgment, finding that material facts about the