Rhina M. Cardenal

Rhina M. Cardenal

Of Counsel

Areas of Specialization


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).

Bar & Court AdmissionsAdmitted to bar, 2013, Virginia; 2011, New York

Leadership & Community InvolvementAmerican Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section; 2012-2014 Public Contract Law Section Diversity Scholarship Award Recipient.
Prior Experience2007-2010, 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.
PublicationsIs Congress Overthinking Suspension and Debarment? How to Improve the System Without Legislation. The Procurement Lawyer, Vol. 49, No. 2, Winter 2014.
Language SkillsSpanish and Portuguese.