Lauren N. Olmsted



Lauren N. Olmsted* represents government contractors in a wide variety of matters such as bid protests, litigation, and compliance with procurement regulations.

Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, Lauren served as a summer intern for the D.C. Housing Authority in the Office of the General Counsel in 2017 and was a summer associate at Drinker Biddle in 2018.

Lauren was previously a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she served as a Management and Healthcare Consultant for the Department of Defense as well as other federal agencies. Lauren also focused on internal business development and government contracting initiatives, such as developing RFP and RFI responses, participating in bid protests, and routinely demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of federal procurement regulations.

*Admitted in Virginia only. District of Columbia Bar application pending; practice supervised by partners of the firm who are active D.C. Bar members pursuant to D.C. Bar Rule 49(c)(8).


Thurgood Marshall Scholar, The George Washington University Law School (2017-2019)
Patricia A. Tobin Government Procurement Law Award, The George Washington University Law School (2019)
Roger Boyd Scholar Award, The George Washington University Law School (2018-2019)

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  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2019, with honors, Thurgood Marshall Scholar, Public Contract Law Journal - Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2011


  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law

Lauren's Areas of Focus