Rhina M. Cardenal

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Admitted to bar, 2013, Virginia; 2011, New York

Education: The George Washington University Law School (Master of Laws Concentration in Intellectual Property, 2007); Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado, Bachelor of Laws and Letters, 2005).

Member: American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section; 2012-2014 Public Contract Law Section Diversity Scholarship Award Recipient.

Experience: 2007-2010, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Coordinator and Claims Supervisor, United States Marine Corps, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa Japan; 2011-2012, Special Assistant to the Deputy General Counsel (Acquisition) Department of the Air Force, Office of the General Counsel; 2012-2014, Associate, Smith Pachter McWhorter; 2016-2017, Community Liaison, United States Navy, National Support Element, Lisbon, Portugal; 2018 – 2020, Litigation Clerk, Pensacola, Florida.

Publication(s): Is Congress Overthinking Suspension and Debarment? How to Improve the System Without Legislation. The Procurement Lawyer, Vol. 49, No. 2, Winter 2014.

Language Skills: Spanish and Portuguese.