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A results-oriented litigator with over two decades of trial experience, Melissa represents clients in government contract, white collar, and commercial litigation matters. As a former government attorney, she is especially well-versed in working with federal agencies.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Pub. L. No. 117-58, which includes the Build America, Buy America Act (“BABA”), was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021.  BABA provisions apply to all Federal financial assistance awards (e.g., grants, cooperative agreements, non-cash contributions or donations, direct assistance and loans) that will be used to fund a portion or all of the construction, alteration, maintenance or repair of infrastructure in the United States. Continue Reading Federal Infrastructure Contractors: Build America, Buy America Now Mandates More Restrictive Definition of “Construction Materials” for Federal Grants and Agreements