Heather's practice focuses primarily on government and internal investigations, white collar defense, and complex litigation matters. Heather’s experience includes conducting internal investigations relating to the False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, fraud and abuse matters, government contract compliance, and various other laws and regulations. In addition, Heather has represented clients in a variety of litigation matters, including federal and state False Claims Act actions, antitrust matters, commercial and government contractor disputes, trademark infringement, and bid protests and interventions.
Her experience also includes counseling and advising clients on a wide range of matters relating to small business regulations, mandatory disclosure, the Contract Disputes Act, subcontract and teaming agreements, security clearance requirements, CFIUS compliance, and Freedom of Information Act requests.
Prior to joining the firm, Heather served as a law clerk to the Honorable Margaret A. Ryan and the Honorable Kevin A. Ohlson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. During law school, Heather served as articles editor for the North Carolina Law Review. She was also the recipient of the William T. Joyner Award for Excellence in Journal Writing and the Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy. Prior to law school, Heather was a 2008 Teach For America corps member.
Heather earned her bachelor's degree, with honors, from University of Maryland and her law degree, with honors, from University of North Carolina School of Law.