Morgan Maddoux represents government contractors in high-stakes investigations and litigation involving the False Claims Act (FCA) and other allegations of fraudulent conduct, bid protests, and government contract compliance matters.

Ms. Maddoux has represented IT, aerospace, defense, and other government in connection with all phases of government investigations and complex commercial litigation involving the FCA. Ms. Maddoux combines deep regulatory knowledge with extensive FCA experience to secure successful resolutions for her clients.

Ms. Maddoux also counsels clients regarding compliance with a wide variety of regulatory and contractual requirements related to performing government contracts, including:

  • Cybersecurity requirements under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Procurement integrity
  • Small-business size status and affiliation
  • Socioeconomic clauses
  • Subcontracting obligations
  • Cost and accounting requirements

She has also represented government contract clients in bid protests before individual agencies, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Federal Circuit. Ms. Maddoux also helps clients navigate mandatory and voluntary disclosure requirements, as well as suspension and debarment matters.

A former member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Ms. Maddoux maintains an active pro bono practice and serves as the D.C. office’s liaison to the Tahirih Justice Center. She regularly represents pro bono clients in immigration cases before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, including successfully obtaining a T visa for a client who was the victim of severe human trafficking and derivative T visas for the client’s minor children and mother.

Ms. Maddoux’s experience includes advising:

  • An aerospace company on negotiating a favorable settlement in an FCA investigation
  • IT companies and other government contractors on compliance with cybersecurity requirements
  • Government contractors on compliance with FAR and DFARS provisions in government contracts
  • A healthcare insurance company on an ongoing reverse FCA case alleging improper risk adjustment payments
  • A healthcare company on securing the dismissal of an intervened FCA case alleging improper risk adjustment payments
  • A specialty pharmacy on negotiating the closure of an FCA investigation without the government pursuing litigation or a settlement

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New Mexico


  • JD, University of New Mexico School of Law, 2014
    summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Occidental College, 2011