Jennifer Harris

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Jennifer Harris

Senior Counsel

Washington D.C

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Collaboration, leadership, and sound business practices are key to the success of any construction project, which presents a fascinating set of challenges regardless of your role in the industry.




State of Maryland

Commonwealth of Virginia

District of Columbia

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Washington Building Congress

NAWIC DC Chapter, Board Member 2023-2024

Associated Builders and Contractors Metro Washington, Women Building Washington Committee - Chair, 2023-2024

ACE Mentor Program, Greater Washington-Metro Chapter

Trash Free Maryland, Pro Bono Non-Profit Advisory Counsel - 2018

Business Volunteers of Maryland - GIVE Program Fellow - 2018

University of Baltimore School of Law Peer Mentorship Program - 2018

University of Baltimore Alumnae Council – 2017, 2018

Education & Courses

University of Maryland at College Park, B.A.

University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch,” 2022-2024

Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019, 2022-2023

Heuisler Honor Society, University of Baltimore School of Law

Publications & Presentations

“Building and Fostering Relationships in the Construction Industry” Groundbreaking Women in Construction (GWIC) conference, May 2023 (presenter)

“New Certification Requirements for Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns Seeking Public Procurement Contracts,” P&A Client Alert, January 2023 (co-author)

“Strategic Partnerships: How to Build Industry Relationships,” Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington – Women Building Washington, March 2023 (moderator)

“Recent Federal Contracting Developments: New Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification Requirements, Joint Venture Regulations and Inflation Relief,” National Association of Surety Bond Producers, February 2023 (co-presenter)

“Contract Administration,” 2022 Regional ABA Meeting Forum on Construction Law, December 2022 (presenter)

“Women Building Washington Presents: Mentorship in Construction - Why It Matters,” Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington Presentation, October 2022 (presenter)

“Navigating the Impact and Negotiating for the Future – Labor and Material Escalation,” Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington Presentation, August 2022 (presenter)

“DoD Issues Guidance on Inflation Adjustments for Contractors,” Peckar & Abramson Government Contracts Blog, June 2022 (co-author)

“The Realities and Implications of Diversity and Inclusion in Construction Law: The Impact of Implicit Bias,” Groundbreaking Women in Construction (GWIC), May 2022 (co-presenter)

“How to Prepare a Claim that Will Maximize Your Recovery and Maximize Your Costs and Recovery Time,” Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington seminar, May 2022 (co-presenter)

“Killer Contract Clauses,” Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington presentation, April 2022 (co-presenter)

“Time to ‘Construct’ New Social Media Policies,” ConsensusDocs Newsletter, March 2022 (Co-Author)

“Virtual Mediation – How Do I Make it Work for Me?” ConsensusDocs, December 2020 (co-author)

“Government Limits Adequate Price Competition Exception to the Requirement to Submit Certified Cost or Pricing Data,” Peckar & Abramson GovConLaw Blog, July 2019 (author)

“Collections: Statute of Limitations on Service Contracts and Commercial Leases,” June 2018 (author)

“’Technically Speaking’—the Do’s and Don’ts of the New Maryland Electronic Filing Rules,” October 2017 (author)

“Maryland’s Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities due to Pregnancy Act: Meaning, Interpretation, and Implications,” 44 U. Balt. L. Rev. (Sept. 29, 2014) (author)