Taylor A. Hillman

Taylor Hillman
Taylor Hillman guides clients through the nuanced world of government contracting at the federal, state, and local levels. Taylor represents clients involved in bid protests with numerous government agencies, including the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (FAA ODRA), and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She also handles appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the federal circuit and manages disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA).

Prior to joining Venable, Taylor worked for a regional law firm's government contracts group, where she supported clients in prime vs. subcontractor disputes in federal district courts and bid protests before the GAO, ODRA, and COFC, and counseled clients on numerous government contracting issues. There, she also advised clients on certain international trade issues, including compliance with economic sanctions and embargoes, export controls, and customs and import controls. Taylor previously served as a fellow to the Honorable Paul Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Marian Blank Horn at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Related Practices


Representative Matters

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Bid Protests

  • Successfully defended the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) decision to award a $6.52 billion contract for global solutions management – operations (GSM-O II) services award to client against a bid protest
  • Successfully defended award made to client against a bid protest challenging the Department of the Navy's decision to award a $7.7 billion contract for Next Generation Enterprise Network Re-Compete (NGEN-R) Service, Management, Integration, and Transport
  • Successfully protested the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Office of Consular Systems and Technology's decision to award a $130 million task order for server and software deployment services
  • Successfully defended Army's award of a $300M contract to client for security assistance training and advice for the Security Ministries of Afghanistan Advisory Program
  • Successfully helped U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defend its award of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to client for a broad range of IT support services for all agencies and offices within USDA
  • Successfully challenged $200M contract award by Naval Facilities Engineering Command for base operations support services at Isa Air Base, Bahrain, and outlying support sites, resulting in corrective action by Navy

DC Contract Appeals Board Matters

  • Successfully defended the award of a $140M healthcare insurance benefits contract to client in the District of Columbia

U.S. Small Business Administration Matters

Successfully applied for Certificate of Competency (CoC) on behalf of small business joint venture

FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA) Matters

  • Successfully protested U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration's award of Security System Design and Integration II IDIQ contract valued at over $188M, resulting in beneficial settlement agreement for client

Corporate Transactions

  • Represented nonprofit organization in transaction involving acquisition of all interests of globally performing government contractor. Conducted diligence review and provided guidance on government contracts involved in the sale




  • J.D. with honors The George Washington University Law School 2017
    • Articles editor, Public Contract Law Journal
    • Fellow, Honorable Paul Grimm, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
    • Intern, Honorable Marian Blank Horn, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • B.A. Government and International Politics, Conflict Analysis and Resolution magna cum laude George Mason University 2014

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Young Lawyers Committee, Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association