Tamara Droubi is a Litigation Associate in the firm’s Government Contracts and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense groups, with broad experience in complex commercial litigation, federal procurement, compliance and risk assessment, and regulatory investigations.
Ms. Droubi’s clients include companies operating in the fields of aerospace and defense, engineering, aviation, cybersecurity, information technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, health care, and life sciences.
Ms. Droubi has successfully assisted individuals, non-profit organizations and U.S. and non-U.S. companies with complex compliance and regulatory issues. She has led internal investigation teams in matters relating to whistleblower allegations, internal controls violations, cross-border transactions and operations, and procurement fraud, including the False Claims Act (FCA). Ms. Droubi has also assisted clients in responding to subpoenas and document requests, engaging with state and federal government counsel and investigators, preparing witnesses for testimony, interviewing witnesses, making presentations to boards of directors, audit committees, independent auditors, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal agencies, negotiating settlements and administrative agreements, and managing reputational damage.
Ms. Droubi has counseled clients on a wide-range of federal procurement and business issues, including risk assessment, voluntary disclosures, suspension and debarment, developing and improving compliance and due diligence programs, cybersecurity and privacy, data rights, organizational conflicts of interest (OCI), procurement integrity, small business and prime-subcontractor matters, and mergers and acquisitions. In doing so, she has engaged with civilian and Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, including U.S. Aid for International Development (USAID), General Services Administration (GSA), NASA, and the Air Force. In addition, she has assisted government contractors with pre- and post-award bid protest litigation before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and state and federal agencies.
Ms. Droubi is an experienced commercial litigator. She has appeared on behalf of clients in U.S. federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, and has represented clients in private negotiations, mediations and arbitrations. Ms. Droubi is experienced in handling all phases of litigation, as well as in providing prelitigation advice to help avoid or mitigate litigation risks, or to pursue litigation when necessary to achieve the client’s best interests and goals.
In her pro bono practice, Ms. Droubi assists military veterans with discharge upgrade matters. She was recognized by Vedder Price’s Pro Bono Committee in 2020 and 2021 for her commitment to pro bono work.
Prior to joining Vedder Price, Ms. Droubi served as a law clerk to The Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Ms. Droubi was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in 2021 and 2022 for Government Relations Practice.
- Catholic School of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2006
- University of California, San Diego, B.A., 1996
- California, 2006
- District of Columbia, 2015
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- Member, American Bar Association