Stacy Hadeka

Stacy Hadeka

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 3678

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

With a background in government, and aerospace and defense, Stacy Hadeka has a deep understanding of the government contracts issues impacting sector clients.

Stacy's practice encompasses all areas of government contracting, with a focus on matters of compliance, investigations, disclosure obligations, transactional due diligence, and bid protest litigation. She assists clients in manning complex government regulatory requirements in the areas of schedule contracting, cybersecurity, the supply chain, and domestic preferences. She also counsels clients on contract formation and administration.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Stacy gained insight into the industry while working as in-house counsel for a major defense contractor and a commercial subsidiary with sales to the federal government. In her role, she supported the business by assisting with matters of compliance, ethics, and litigation. Stacy also clerked with the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals where she assisted with government contract claims and alternative dispute resolution.

Stacy received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and attended The George Washington University Law School for her LL.M. in Government Procurement. Through the LL.M. program, she deepened her knowledge and strengthened her skills associated with the practice of government contracts law.

Awards and recognitions


Associate to Watch
Chambers USA


Readers Choice Award, Government Contracting
JD Supra


Rising Star


Government: Government Contracts, Recommended
Legal 500 US


On The Rise: Top 40 Young Lawyers
American Bar Association


Key Lawyer
Legal 500

Education and admissions


LL.M., The George Washington University, 2014

J.D., Boston College Law School, 2010

B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, magna cum laude, 2007


Board of Directors, Sentinels of Freedom

Co-Chair, Subcontracting, Teaming, and Strategic Alliances Committee, American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law

Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law

Member, Coalition for Government Procurement

Member, Commercial Products and Services Committee, American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law

Member, Government Procurement Industry Advisory Board, George Washington University Law School

Member, Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Related knowledge

Supply Chain Support

Representative experience

Advised Spirit Aerosystems on acquisition of Fiber Materials, Inc., a technology company specializing in high-temperature materials and composites for aerospace and defense use from Edgewater Capital.

Advised DLH Holdings, a health care services contractor, on its US$70m acquisition of Social & Scientific Systems, a public health research organization.

Advised KBR on the acquisition of SGT, an engineering services, mission operations, and scientific and IT software solutions provider in the government services market for US$355m.

Advised ByLight Professional IT Services, Inc., a U.S. federal government IT, cloud, cyber, and infrastructure solutions provider on its acquisition by Sagewind Capital LLC.

Assisted government contractors with comprehensive responses to significant cybersecurity incidents, including incident reporting to the DoD.

Advised cloud service providers on complying with the FedRAMP program and agency specific cloud security requirements.

Advised defense companies on government safeguarding and incident reporting requirements, including information system assessments against the NIST 800-171 standards for CUI.

Performed compliance gap assessments and helping to develop and right-size compliance policies, procedures, controls, and training.

Assisted large manufacturers on domestic-source restrictions application and procurement restrictions regarding the Trade Agreements Act land regulations for specialty metals.

Assisted clients on issues related to the FSS program, such as the Price Reductions Clause, Commercial Sales Practices form disclosures, and price increases on FSS contracts.

Advised a major defense contractor on a series of DCAA audits, regarding the contractor's compliance with CAS.

Successfully defended a bid protest filed against a client in the Defense Health Agency's US$200m contract to provide telemedicine services for military health beneficiaries.

Successfully defended a challenge of a multibillion dollar award to our client to manufacture and supply military helicopters.


Represented an information technology contractor in responding to DCAA audits and assisted with resolving disputed costs.

Advised several large information technology contractors on structuring alliance benefit and partner programs.

Assisted a transportation contractor with negotiating and drafting a Teaming Agreement for a major state procurement.

Advised several information technology and defense contractors on DoD's foreign military funding program and its respective guidelines, including content requirements. 

Assisted traditional and non-traditional companies with drafting and negotiating other transaction agreements. 

Advised multiple defense contractors on the risks associated with contracting in foreign countries, including those addressed in status of forces agreements. 

Successfully defended a bid protest awarded by DoD for a US$235m adversary fighter services contract with the Navy.

Represented a major defense contractor in a teaming agreement dispute that led to enforcement of the agreement and future royalties.

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