Barbara Kinosky

Barbara Kinosky is the Managing Partner of Centre Law and Consulting.  She has more than twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of federal government contracting. Barbara is a nationally known speaker, expert witness, Arbitrator on complex prime subcontractor disputes and author. She has a proven track record of solving complex government contracting issues for clients by providing strategic and business savvy advice. Barbara was named a top attorney for federal contracting by Smart CEO magazine in 2010, 2012 and 2015. She holds a Top Secret Security Clearance. Prior to establishing Centre, Barbara was the head of a government contracts practice group at a major law firm. She started Centre in 2002 to provide integrated legal, GSA consulting and training services to federal contractors.

Meet Barbara Kinosky, Managing Partner

  • Successfully changed termination for convenience of aircraft manufacturing facility to contract performance with termination costs included.
  • Won one of the biggest bid protests ever decided for an airline overhaul facility.
  • Represented the New York Port Authority in the World Trade Center redevelopment for a GSA lease.
  • Worked with large multinationals to establish federal sector verticals.
  • Testified before two Congressional committees on acquisition reform.
  • Washington SmartCEO’s Legal Elite 2015 – Washington’s Top Attorneys
  • Washington SmartCEO’s Legal Elite 2012 – Washington’s Top Attorneys
  • Washington SmartCEO’s Legal Elite 2010 – Washington’s Top Attorneys
  • Martindale Avvo Rating of 5.0
  • Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Ten Tips for Navigating the Service Contract Labor Standards
  • Boot Camp for GSA/VA Contracting textbook
  • Basics of Federal Contracting textbook
  • Service Contact Act textbook
  • Federal Contract Law textbook
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest and Ethics textbook
  • Bloomberg Law Federal Contract Reports: “‘Gotcha’ Isn’t Always Enough, Contract Protesters Know“, March 14, 2017
  • BNA Insights: “Procurement Integrity—New Bill Aims to Regulate Procurement Officers and Former Contractors Involved in Acquisitions“, September 15, 2015
  • Contributor, Federal Government Contracting Compliance – Wolters Kluwer, The Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook (1st ed. 2017)
  • The Washington Post: “For Government Contractors, Shutdown Makes for an Uncertain Holiday Break“, December 22, 2018
  • Federal News Network: “Shutdown Starts Bringing Significant Losses for Federal Contractors“, January 7, 2019

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admission

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
JD, George Mason University School of Law

Associate Editor of the Law Review

BS, Florida State University
  • Selected to American Arbitration Association (AAA) Large Complex Case Panel
  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Vice Chair of Acquisition Reform & Emerging Issues
  • Washington DC Police Foundation Board of Directors
  • George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting Board of Directors
  • Capitol Speakers Club