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March 11, 2021
Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes government contracts strategist Holly A. Roth as shareholder in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Roth adds more than 30 years of experience to the firm’s national Government Contracts Practice Group.

Roth’s experience covers a broad range of government contracting and subcontracting. She has represented clients on federal, state, and local government procurement matters as well as federal assistance agreements and grants. She advises clients on compliance programs, protests, claims, disputes, responding to Office of Inspector General audits and investigations, and proposed suspensions and debarments. 

“Holly has worked in the government contracts space for years and brings great experience to our practice, as well as additional depth,” said Government Contracts Department Chair Gregory S. Jacobs. “Holly is highly regarded in the field, with a proven track record of delivering for her clients. Her industry knowledge and client service focus make her a great fit at Polsinelli.”

Roth brings extensive experience with commercial, GSA Federal Supply Schedule, firm fixed-price, cost-plus, and architect and engineering contracts with the federal government and prime contractors. She routinely evaluates the potential value and risk associated with acquiring government contractors including, but not limited to compliance of a potential target to the terms, conditions, and regulations unique to federal government contractors. 

“I look forward to my new position at Polsinelli and the opportunity to collaborate with the experienced team of government contracts attorneys,” said Roth. “I look forward to this new chapter in my legal career and am eager to help the firm support its current clients and build relationships with new clients.”

She has defended client matters such as claims and disputes before state and federal Boards of Contract Appeals, Court of Federal Claims, agency suspension and debarment officials in suspension and debarment proceedings. She has defended against bid protests at the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims and the Federal Aviation Administration. She has also represented clients in investigations and litigation brought under the False Claims Act.

“We’re glad to have an attorney of Holly’s caliber join our team as she is a great addition to our Washington, D.C. group,” said Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner Philip G. Feigen. “Her knowledge of government contracting and subcontracting will bring great value to our clients.”

Roth’s achievements have earned her numerous awards and distinctions over the course of her career. She has achieved the highest level of professional excellence according to Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. She was recognized by Chambers USA as a leading practitioner in the Government Contracts area for the past five years. She was also included in BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service All-Star Government Contracts list in 2014 and 2018.

Roth is a member of the American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, and the National Association of Women Lawyers. Roth graduated from Scripps College with a B.A. in French Literature. She then attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she received her MBA in Marketing. Roth earned her J.D., cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law. 

Attorneys and policy advisors at Polsinelli’s Washington, D.C. office have worked with clients to address a broad range of needs for almost two decades. Those needs include matters such as regulatory matters, policy advocacy, litigation, and the drafting and negotiation of agreements. The D.C. office offers the full resources of attorneys and professionals around the nation with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.

About Polsinelli


Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.