Carrie F. Apfel is a member of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice and concentrates in Government Contracts litigation. She has significant experience in litigating a range of matters for major government contract clients, including a number of complex commercial disputes. Ms. Apfel has worked on numerous trial matters in federal district court, as well as on multiple claims, disputes, and protests before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and other administrative agencies. She has extensive litigation experience, mediation experience, and experience with bid protests, including state protests. In addition, she has counseled clients on a variety of government contract issues, including FCPA and anti-trust issues, drafting teaming agreements and subcontracts, and organizational conflicts of interest. Ms. Apfel is the author of an article on the False Claims Act, published by The Government Contractor, and is co-author of an article on the Christian Doctrine published by BNA. In 2014, Ms. Apfel was named as a "Rising Star" in Government Contracts by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers.
Ms. Apfel is the recipient of the 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist Award from the Public Justice Center for her work on a nationwide class action on behalf of Native American farmers and ranchers alleging discrimination in the USDA’s farm loan program.
Ms. Apfel also keeps an active pro bono practice. As part of this practice, she has participated in briefing on the merits and in an amicus capacity in both the Supreme Court and multiple Courts of Appeals on civil rights and First Amendment issues, and has assisted individual clients in the area of human trafficking, disability rights, and landlord-tenant disputes. Ms. Apfel authored an article on photo identification laws for the American Constitution Society and co-authored an article on commercial speech for the Washington Legal Foundation.
Ms. Apfel is currently a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and the Women’s Forum Steering Committee. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section, where she serves as a member of the Claims and Disputes Resolution subcommittee, and serves as a liaison to the Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues Subcommittee. In addition, Ms. Apfel serves as a trustee for the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and is on the board of Volunteer Alexandria.