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Katherine (Kate) L. Morga

Washington, D.C.

Katherine (Kate) L. Morga

Clients dealing with government contracts issues need timely and concise advice. Kate Morga counsels clients doing business with federal, state, and local governments on a broad range of issues that arise under government contracts, cooperative agreements, and research grants. In addition to advising on regulatory compliance, Kate regularly assists clients facing government audits and misconduct investigations, and prosecutes and defends litigation involving contract disputes and bid protests.

Topics on which she regularly advises include research compliance and misconduct, the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and agency policy on federal grants and contracts.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Kate worked for a large government contractor in the areas of internal audit, financial and regulatory compliance, and accounting.

Representative Experience

Represented clients in bid protest and related litigation matters against the Department of the Interior.

Advised institution with federally sponsored projects in standing up branch campuses in the Middle East and Africa.

Counseled medical centers, universities, and research institutions on compliance issues related to the use of federal sponsor funds.

Counseled medical centers, universities, and research institutions on reporting requirements related to the use of federal sponsor funds.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Catholic University of America, 2013
  • M.B.A., University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, 2007
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2002


  • Member, Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
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