Meghan Doherty represents clients in a wide variety of matters including bid protests, M&A, size protests and appeals, claims, and suspensions and debarments.

Meghan has experience advising clients across many industries including aerospace and defense, intelligence, information technology, health care and transportation. She has successfully represented clients in matters before the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the Small Business Administration's Office of Hearings and Appeals. Meghan also has an active pro bono practice.

Representative Experience

  • Represented an aviation-focused private equity firm in a series of aerospace acquisitions, including a recent $220 million deal.
  • Mounted a successful bid protest for an incumbent contractor before the Government Accountability Office, resulting in the U.S. Transportation Command taking corrective action.
  • Represented multiple clients in successful bid protests of a $25 billion multiple-award contract to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract Program.

Professional Highlights

  • “The Reviews Are Inaccurate:  Challenging Adverse Past Performance Ratings,” Pillsbury’s Annual East Coast Government Contracts Summit, May 14, 2019
  • “Don’t Blow Your Business Opportunities: Key Cases Affecting Government Contracts M&A Deals,” Pillsbury’s 5th Annual West Coast Government Contracts Summit, May 9, 2019
  • Best Practices in Executing Subcontracts, Teaming Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements, March 20, 201

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  • "Proposed Changes to GAO Bid Protest Rules: Greater Formality, Overall Familiarity," Client Alert, May 2016. Co-author.
  • "House Small Business Bill Could Have a Large Impact on Small Businesses," Client Alert, April, 2015. Co-author.
  • "Aviation-Focused PE Firm Completes $220 Million Acquisition with Help of Pillsbury Team," Law360, Feb. 3, 2016.
  • Publications
    • Unique Facts Entitle Contractor to Recover Under Mutual Mistake Theory, Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report, Authors: Michael R. Rizzo, Kevin J. Slattum, Mary E. Buxton, November 2019, Vol. 5, No. 11.
    • Government Contractor M&A Deals Beware, Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report, Authors: Alexander B. Ginsberg, Travis L. Mullaney, Meghan D. Doherty, January 2019, Vol.5, No.1.


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2013

    B.A., American University, 2008
    magna cum laude


  • Virginia