Christy Milliken has extensive experience in government contracts, commercial law, construction law, and civil litigation. Christy represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in commercial and construction arbitration proceedings, administrative actions, and in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. She routinely handles breach of contract cases, mechanic’s lien litigation, payment and performance bond claims, as well as requests for equitable adjustment and all manner of compliance issues arising under public contracts.
In addition to litigating disputes, Christy also advises clients on the day-to-day matters that arise in contract agreements, such as delays, performance issues, defects, change orders, terminations, and more. She has counseled businesses across diverse industries and in all stages of jobs, from negotiating contract clauses at the inception of a project to defending against liquidated damages assessed by an owner following completion. Christy has experience with a wide range of construction and commercial transactions, encompassing matters from major public projects such as airports, highways, and pipelines, service contracts and contracts for the sale of goods.
Christy has devoted a significant portion of her practice to labor and employment issues arising on government contracts, and has represented clients in compliance investigations, negotiating settlements with the Department of Labor, and in defending against administrative enforcement actions arising from labor classifications and prevailing wage laws. She also has presented on the Davis Bacon Act to better inform clients of common mistakes made by unwary contractors. During law school, Christy spent a year working for a federal agency’s suspension and debarment division, and brings unique experience to cases where contractors find themselves facing debarment, suspension, or unfavorable responsibility determinations that have immediate and severe implications for a firm’s ability to do business with the government.
Christy graduated with honors in 2012 from The George Washington University Law School, and clerked for the Honorable Bohdan A. Futey at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.