Marlena F. Ewald



Marlena F. Ewald is a Partner with FH+H. Ms. Ewald represents, advises, and counsels companies and individuals primarily in corporate and government transactional matters. Ms. Ewald’s practice includes government contracting, commercial contracting, sensitive government inquiries, internal investigations, corporate transactions, and employment matters.

Ms. Ewald advises clients on all aspects of government contracts including compliance with government regulations (FAR/DFARS), bid protests, internal investigations and disclosures, acquisitions and novations, and related employment and corporate work.  Ms. Ewald particularly enjoys working with small businesses and their large business partners to optimize development and growth through joint venture agreements, mentor-protégé agreements, teaming agreements, and other contracting opportunities. Ms. Ewald also helps clients prepare and negotiate a variety of agreements, including but not limited to, subcontracts, master services agreements, consulting agreements, licensing agreements, settlement agreements, separation agreements, employment agreements, entity formation documents, and asset sale agreements.

Prior to joining FH+H, Ms. Ewald was in-house counsel at a government contractor that provided financial management technology services to various government agencies.  Ms. Ewald’s corporate and government experience provides her with a unique ability to guide government contractors through growth, merger, sale, acquisition, and novation processes.

Ms. Ewald earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Hispanic Studies from the College of William & Mary, and she graduated from Georgetown University Law Center while working full-time. Ms. Ewald is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters
  • Counsels clients on all aspects of government contracting, including compliance, contracts, claims, and government inquiries
  • Drafts and negotiates complex contractual structures
  • Advises clients on multifaceted business structures and transactions
  • Supports corporate clients in all aspects of outsourced counsel advice.
  • Represented sellers in multi-million dollar acquisitions


  • Counsel, GCE
  • Judicial Intern, Court of Federal Claims

Education, Certifications + Licenses

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., the College of William & Mary

Certifications + Licenses
  • Virginia Bar
  • The United States Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

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