This position is the culmination of years of leadership in the Public Contract Law Section, the preeminent professional association of lawyers engaged in public contracting, including federal, state, local government contracting, research and development, grants, and agreements, as well as contingency, battlefield and host nation contracting. The section includes lawyers from all segments of the public contracting community.
The primary focuses of Ebner’s term will include improving public procurement and grant law at the federal, state and local levels; promoting cybersecurity and supply chain integrity; as well as driving membership, diversity, and inclusion throughout the public contracting community.
“Susan has been a leader with the ABA for many years now, and she will be exceptional in this role,” said Deputy Managing Partner Allison Murdock. “Susan embraces new challenges and works hard to help shape the government contracting industry, ensuring an inclusive and forward-thinking approach to the law.”
Ebner has been involved with the Public Contract Law Section for more than 35 years, serving as section secretary, vice chair, and chair-elect, on the Section Council, as well as Procurement Division co-chair, chair of the Task Force on Counterfeit Parts, Publications Board co-chair, co-chair and vice chair of various Section Committees, including co-chair of the Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues Committee. She also serves on the ABA Section Officers’ Council Executive Committee.
In her practice, Ebner represents small and large businesses and nonprofits on a broad spectrum of government contracting and compliance matters, including bid protests, cyber security and supply chain risk, compliance program development and training, audits, investigations, and litigation. She also counsels clients on federal research and development-related matters, including small business innovation research, other transactions and agreements, contingency, battlefield, and USAID/host nation contracting. Ebner co-chairs Stinson’s Government Contracts and Investigations practice group and is a member of the firm’s Coronavirus Task Force.