Agnes P. Dover

Agnes P. Dover

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5975

Fax +1 202 637 5910


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Having practiced in the government contracts arena for over 35 years, Agnes Dover has vast experience guiding clients in the national security, energy, and information technology sectors through the maze of acquisition regulations.

Agnes has worked with clients to respond to government audits and investigations, advised on compliance programs, negotiated prime-subcontract agreements, obtained government contract approvals in connection with M&A transactions, and advised on various federal technology transfer programs. When government enforcement agencies target clients for investigations, she advises them on suspension and debarment and how to avoid the potentially adverse consequences.

Agnes previously led the firm's Government Regulatory practice group, comprised of 14 distinct regulatory practice areas. In this role, she served on the firm's International Management Committee.

Before joining the firm, Agnes served as deputy general counsel for Procurement and Technology Transfer of the U.S. Department of Energy. She chairs the Baldwin Wallace University Board of Trustees and serves on the Board of Visitors of the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.

Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Government: Government Contracts (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


Government: Government contracts, Recommended
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1981

B.A., Baldwin Wallace University, Magna Cum Laude, 1976

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Representative experience

Advised foreign company in purchase of U.S. defense contractor, requiring establishment of Foreign Ownership Control and Influence Mitigation plan.

Handled corporate reorganization to enable sale of dedicated government contracts subsidiary.

Advised client on negotiation of multi-million dollar subcontract for management and operation of Department of Energy facility.

Advised foreign biotechnology client on range of regulatory issues applicable for entry to U.S. government market.

Advised professional services firm on compliance and security clearance requirements for establishing subsidiary dedicated to federal business.