Janice Davis is a founding member of the law firm of Davis & Steele. Prior to establishing Davis & Steele, Ms. Davis was a partner in the law firm of McKenna & Cuneo, L.L.P. (now Dentons - Washington, DC).
Davis & Steele has served as outside general counsel and government contract counsel for an extraordinarily diverse client base, ranging from some of the world's largest corporations to small businesses in emerging, high-technology industries. Clients include major telecommunications and information resources companies, trade associations, and small and minority businesses.
Ms. Davis practices in the areas of government contracts counseling and litigation, labor and employment law counseling, and general corporate law. In the area of government contracts, Ms. Davis has counseled clients on all aspects of pre-award and post-award government contract issues, including cost allowability and allocability, cost estimating and defective pricing, cost accounting standards, procurement integrity, protests, performance disputes, debarment and suspension, and contractor self-governance and compliance programs.
Ms. Davis' government contracts practice also concentrates in the area of small and minority business counseling and litigation. She has counseled and represented small and minority firms on a variety of issues, including proposal preparation, teaming agreements, subcontracting, bid protests, claims preparation, the Small Business Administration regulations, and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. She served as General Counsel to the Maryland/District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council. She also served as counsel to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition ("NCRC") Small Business Teaming Center and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Washington, DC Women's Business Center.
Ms. Davis has substantial experience defending companies, from small businesses to major aerospace companies, in their response to federal investigations, including Inspector General investigations, and in defense of allegations of civil and criminal fraud, including qui tam actions. Notably, she represented several companies in connection with the "Ill Wind" investigation of the mid 1980's. She also represented several individuals in the grand jury and congressional investigations concerning alleged transfers of technology to the People's Republic of China.
In addition, Ms. Davis' practice includes labor and employment law counseling with an emphasis on supervisory training, preventative labor relations, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reporting requirements and compliance, civil rights matters, and alternative dispute resolution techniques. In addition to providing training, Ms. Davis represents companies in employment litigation involving discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful discharge issues.
Moreover, Ms. Davis practices in the area of general corporate law, where she handles a wide range of legal issues, including corporation formation; negotiation, drafting, and review of contracts and other agreements; and business acquisition counseling.
Ms. Davis received her B.S. with a double major in Economics and Administration & Management Science from Carnegie-Mellon University, and her J.D. from the University of Michigan. She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and in several federal courts.