Johana “Jody” Reed

Jody Reed

703-483-2818 (direct)
703-621-9355 (fax)

Ms. Reed’s practice focuses on advising domestic and international clients on all aspects of government contracting law, including prime contracts, subcontracts and other related agreements, drafting requests for equitable adjustments and claims; drafting Contractor Performance Assessment Report System responses; reviewing, drafting, evaluating and revising ethics compliance programs; evaluation and submission of Mandatory Disclosures, Cost Accounting Standards and accounting systems/cost principles, contract and solicitation review and risk assessment, protection of intellectual property rights related to government contracts, Organizational Conflicts of Interests issues and mitigation plans, Freedom of Information Act requests and defenses, export controls compliance and training programs, and cyber security issues. She is experienced and skilled in negotiating both international and domestic contracts including subcontracts, teaming agreements, intellectual property licenses, agent agreements, and proprietary information agreements for numerous million- and billion-dollar programs. She has represented clients of all sizes in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims.

Ms. Reed lectures for Federal Publications on technology transfer as it relates to Cooperative Agreements and CRADAs, Other Transaction Agreements, the FAR, and Cyber Security in the

Ms. Reed is a “second-career” lawyer who brings together over twenty years of experience as an attorney with over 15 years of experience as a Business Finance Manager at a major defense contractor and as a Contracts Manager at several defense contractors. She also worked under a contract with the FAA to provide contracts management support.

Ms. Reed began her legal practice in the Washington, D.C. office of Venable LLP, where she
was a senior associate in that firm’s Government Practice, before leaving private practice to work as in-house counsel at BAE Systems Land & Armaments LLP and as General Counsel for Supreme Group USA. Before joining McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC, she practiced as a
solo attorney with USG Contracts & Compliance PLLC.

Bar Admissions:

District of Columbia
Maryland (inactive)
Pennsylvania (inactive)
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1997
Juris Doctor
Honors: Dean’s List 1995-1996
Editor – Current Developments – Executive, Immigration Law Journal
Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition 1997 – Team Member

Activities: Charles Fahy American Inns of Court, Co-Chairperson Space Law Group, Moot Court, Student Bar Association
Study Abroad: Tulane University Program in Holland, Summer 1995
six courses in European Union/Community Law

Florida Institute of Technology, Alexandria, Virginia, 1991
Masters of Science Contract Administration and Management

American University, Washington, D.C., 1985
Masters of Science Finance

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 1981
Bachelor of Science Business Administration and Management

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association, Public Contract Law, Vice Chair on the Cost Accounting & Pricing and the Intellectual Property Committees; member of the Suspension & Debarment Committee
National Contract Management Association, Fellow
Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association