Laurel Hockey

Laurel Hockey


Ms. Hockey represents numerous small businesses, 8(a) Program participants and graduates, HUBZone companies, women-owned small businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Ms. Hockey is an expert in the laws and regulations governing federal procurement programs for small businesses, and in navigating the full range of issues affecting companies applying to and participating in the Federal small business programs and competing for set-aside contracts. She has extensive experience in advising clients regarding eligibility, applications, and continuing compliance with SBA and VA program requirements. She also provides guidance to other than small businesses, desiring to form relationships with small businesses and to work on small business set-aside contracts. She advises her clients regarding operating agreements, shareholder agreements, teaming agreements, subcontracts, joint ventures, nondisclosure agreements, and mentor/protégé agreements. She has represented clients in size and eligibility protests and appeals, NAICS appeals, and bid protests. She has appeared before SBA’s Area Offices, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals, the SBA Inspector General, the CVE, and GAO.


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SBA’s Door To Its New All Small Mentor-Protégé Program Is Wide Open

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SBA Opens The Door To Its New Small Mentor Protégé Program

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SBA Introduces New Changes to its Size Regulations

SBA recently published new size rules that will soon affect whether an agency can meet its small business goals using long-term contracts.
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SBA Withdraws Proposed Size Standards Rule

SBA withdraws proposed size rule change
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SBA Issues Final Rule Amending Size Regulation

SBA’s Issuance of a Final Rule Amending its Size Regulations
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SBA Proposes New Size Standards Rule

On March 19, 2004, the SBA proposed a new rule which modifies small business size standards.

Areas of Specialization


College of William and Mary (B.A., History and Religion, 1986); National Law Center, The George Washington University (J.D. with honors, 1989).

Bar & Court AdmissionsAdmitted to bar, 1989, Virginia; 1990, Washington, D.C.

Leadership & Community InvolvementVirginia State Bar, District of Columbia Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Government Contracts Section.
Prior Experience1989-1994, Associate, Petrillo and Hordell; 1994-1999, Associate, Cohen Mohr; 1999 – 2018, Of Counsel, Cohen Mohr; 2019 – present, Partner Cordatis LLP.