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Sam S. Garbia, Partner

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GarbiaPlocki, LLP, Fairfax, VA | June, 2003 – Present
Partner

Co-founder and managing partner of GarbiaPlocki, LLP. Direct the firm’s Corporate Counsel section, serve as lead counsel to the firm’s corporate clients in litigation, consult with and advise corporate clients on litigation matters and methods to avoid litigation, supervise associate attorneys on all litigation matters. Acting outside general counsel for a wide range of companies. Regularly advise clients regarding appropriate business structures, in particular by advising them regarding the benefits and potential difficulties associated with forming corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other commercial entities.

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Corporate Clients

Responsible for leading corporate strategic growth and tactical legal initiatives. Provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel. Provide oversight and assist in the government contracting proposal and negotiating process and be responsible for compliance with all applicable government regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations and other federal contracting rules. Directly involved in complex business transactions and negotiating other critical contracts. Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters. Serve as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company. Supervise litigation and bid protests, and develop policies to assure the organization’s compliance with the small business administration’s 8(a) program and GSA Schedule.

Fleshner & Kim LLP, Chantilly, VA | June 2002 – June 2003
Associate
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Drafted trademark and patent applications.  Researched and wrote intra-office memoranda on patent and trademark issues.  Drafted opinion letters. Composed patent claims and specifications. Drafted licensing and non-compete agreements. Reviewed and drafted responses to trademark and patent office actions. Drafted claim amendments.

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Juvenile District Court, Fairfax, VA | May 2000 –August 2000
Intern to the Honorable David Schell
Reviewed criminal and civil case files, performed legal research, and drafted legal memoranda for use in court proceedings.

Hazel & Thomas, LLP (now ReedSmith) Falls Church, Virginia | June 1998-Septmeber 1999
Assistant

Assisted in marketing and responses for proposals and legal seminar events in multiple locations.

EDUCATION

George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA
Juris Doctor, May 2002,
Treasurer, George Mason Inn of Counrt
Member, George Mason Inn of Court
Member, Moot Court Board

George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia
B.A. Communications May 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Top Secret Security Clearance, DOD
American Bar Association, 2003 - 2014
Virginia Bar Association, 2002 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, 2005 - Present
Admitted to Practice Law in Virginia and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002

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GarbiaPlocki, LLP is a law firm of dedicated professionals specializing in helping businesses grow. We offer corporate development, governance, and policy planning and implementation services to help companies build for the future, and commercial litigation services to protect that growth. Our lawyers are licensed in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.