Emily Spence

Senior Associate


Emily A. Spence is an associate with FH+H. Ms. Spence primarily focuses her practice on government contracts, corporate law, and corporate formation.

Ms. Spence has experience representing clients in bid protests and contract disputes before the Government Accountability Office, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, and the Armed Service Board of Contract Appeals. Ms. Spence also helps clients navigate disadvantaged business enterprise regulations as well as corporate governance and transactions.

Ms. Spence has previously worked for the Department of Justice and at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) handling procurement and contract administration matters. Ms. Spence's prior experience also includes work as a government contractor, including participation on several successful bid presentation teams, and helping local small businesses to optimize business operations.

Ms. Spence received her Juris Doctor from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. At Antonin Scalia Law School, Ms. Spence was the Production Editor on the George Mason Law Review and a member of George Mason Moot Court Board. Ms. Spence also holds a Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University, where she graduated magna cum laude

Representative Matters

Representative Matters
  • Successfully prosecuted and defended protests before the Government Accountability Office.
  • Successfully helped economically disadvantaged businesses (service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, woman-owned small business, and 8(a) small businesses) obtain and maintain their economic disadvantage status.
  • Counsels clients on all aspects of government contracting, including compliance, proposals, claims, subcontracts, and other government inquiries.
  • Represented sellers in multi-million dollar international acquisition.
  • Acted as outsourced general counsel to small companies and non-profit organizations, performing a wide variety of legal functions and corporate secretary duties.


  • Summer Legal Intern, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice
  • Consultant, Virginia Department of Transportation, NOVA Contract Department
  • Conflict Resolution Teaching Assistant, George Mason University
  • Honor Committee Judge, George Mason University
  • Historical Site Interpreter, Mosby Heritage Area Association 

Education, Certifications + Licenses

  • B.A., George Mason University
  • J.D., George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School

Certifications + Licenses
  • Virginia Bar

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