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"I enjoy working with clients to understand their business goals and develop practical, real-world solutions to address their legal concerns."

Ambika is an experienced litigator who represents and counsels clients on a broad range of matters, including government contracts, business torts, employment matters, and commercial contract disputes.

Ambika has represented clients in government contracts matters involving size protests, bid protests, claims, and False Claims Act investigations, and counseled clients on suspension and debarment matters. In addition, she has counseled clients regarding the U.S. Small Business Administration’s socioeconomic small business programs, such as the 8(a), Woman-Owned Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Historically Under-utilized Business Zones programs. Her experience also includes representing clients at bench and jury trials and in appellate courts.

Prior to joining Hirschler, Ambika was an associate at PilieroMazza, where she focused her practice on government contracts matters and commercial litigation. Before PilieroMazza, Ambi was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Hostetler LLP, where she focused on commercial and international litigation and arbitration and government contracts. She has represented clients in state and federal courts and in arbitral and administrative forums.


  • Counsels clients in anticipation of and during all stages of litigation
  • Represents clients at bench and jury trials
  • Represents clients at hearings, mediation sessions and in settlement negotiations
  • Drafts briefs at the trial, appellate and U.S. Supreme Court levels

Government Contracts

  • Represents clients in size protests before SBA Area Offices and the Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • Represents clients in bid protests before the GAO
  • Counsels clients regarding SBA regulations for small business set-aside programs
  • Represents and counsels clients in investigations involving False Claims Act issues

Employment Law

  • Represents clients in employment discrimination litigation
  • Counsels clients regarding non-competition and non-solicitation matters



Successfully defended the award of a multi-million dollar contract to our client for IT support services contract for the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Successfully intervened in a protest before the GAO alleging our client had an organizational conflict of interest and violated the Procurement Integrity Act. The GAO upheld the award of the multi-million dollar task order under the Department of the Navy’s Seaport-E indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract.

Represented a small business in a pre-award bid protest of a solicitation issued by the Naval Supply Systems Command for hotel and training rooms to be used by students attending training. The procurement was set aside for small businesses, but it contained requirements that were nearly impossible for any small business to meet. After Hirschler filed the protest, the government agreed that the solicitation was unduly restrictive and took corrective action by amending the solicitation to change or eliminate each provision we had raised in the protest.

Achieved a favorable settlement for client in case involving allegations of violation of SBA regulations and the False Claims Act.

Successfully protested award of contract issued by the Department of the Air Force for integrated solid waste management services. The GAO held that the awardee’s proposal failed to comply with a material requirement in the solicitation.

Successfully defended award of contract against bid protest alleging improper evaluation of client’s proposal.

Represented an individual who had been suspended from contracting with the federal government, and succeeded in having the suspension terminated.

Obtained a dismissal of action in California federal court for wrongful termination and successfully defended appeal in the Ninth Circuit.

Was part of trial team who represented clients during a six-week jury trial with a favorable multi-million dollar verdict.


Speaking Engagements




Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

National Bar Association

Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

Ambi is a Virginia native who grew up in Northern Virginia. She currently resides in Arlington with her husband and young son and daughter. She likes to stay physically active, and she and her husband have run half marathons and 10K races. She also enjoys attending film festivals and concerts.

The University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

College of William & Mary, B.A.

  • District of Columbia Bar
    Maryland Bar
    Virginia Bar
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
    U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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