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Kassandra Maldonado
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5092 kmaldonado@cov.com Download V-card

Kassandra Maldonado represents civilian and defense contractors in a broad array of litigation matters and regulatory issues. She litigates government contracts disputes and general civil cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office, and U.S. government agencies. Her advisory practice spans a number of subject areas, including intellectual property rights and participation in federal health care programs such as 340B.

Ms. Maldonado is a member of the New York bar. She is currently not admitted in the District of Columbia but is supervised by principals of the firm.

  • Litigation in the federal district courts and courts of appeals. Represents the largest U.S. military services contract in a complex multi-district litigation involving tort claims by more than 700 plaintiffs filed in 42 states and consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Plaintiffs allege injuries from exposure to burn pit emissions during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Successfully negotiated a settlement of False Claims Act claims alleged on the basis of AWP pharmaceutical pricing rates.
  • Intellectual Property disputes. Advised a major pharmaceutical manufacturer on the limited scope of rights retained by the U.S. Government under the Bayh-Dole Act in a highly successful drug product developed, in part, under federal grants.
  • Bid Protests. Representing clients before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims in high-stakes protests.
  • Contractor investigations and disclosures. Conducted an internal investigation for a construction contractor addressing alleged False Claims Acts violations.

Pro Bono

  • Representing an African man seeking asylum in the United States based on LGBT violence suffered in his native country.
  • Representing those disproportionately affected by state transportation policies before the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Hispanic National Bar Association