Julia Shagovac

Julia Shagovac

Julia is an Associate Attorney who has significant experience in sensitive investigations and defense work with a focus on complex federal procurement issues. She has hands-on experience with various stages of litigation and ADR, including in civil False Claims Act, federal criminal fraud, and government contracts claims cases. She has counseled clients through corporate internal investigations and monitorships arising from allegations of wrongdoing in various commercial and government settings.

Julia previously practiced at a boutique government contracts and white-collar firm in Virginia where she regularly advised on FAR/DFARS compliance issues such as domestic preference, small business affiliation, and IP/data rights. Julia’s broad range of representative and counseling experience highlights her ability to connect with people, delve into new factual arenas, and effectively solve problems for her clients.

During law school, Julia developed her affinity for litigation as a member of the Moot Court Board, competing in the 2016 GW Government Contracts Moot Court Competition. As a finalist in that Competition, she argued before a panel of experienced federal judges and was awarded Best Overall Competitor. She strengthened her leadership and legal writing skills as a Senior Member and Programs Editor of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. Her experiences as an intern for Judge Thomas C. Wheeler on the Court of Federal Claims and for Judge George L. Russell on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland exposed her to unique approaches to advocacy that shape her practice to this day.

Education

George Washington University School of Law (J.D., 2017)
George Washington University Graduate School of Education & Human Development (M.A., Education Policy Studies, 2017)
Loyola University Chicago, (B.S., Psychology, magna cum laude / B.A., Philosophy, magna cum laude, 2013)

Admissions

Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia