Deborah Appel, Corporate Counsel
Ms. Appel brings over three decades of experience as an attorney to The United Solutions Group Inc. in her role as the Corporate Counsel. Ms. Appel started working as a GS-1102 contract negotiator for the USAF/ALC a year out of law school and since then has remained active in the Government Contracting arena. For three years she advised Japanese companies on contracting with the US Government while living in Japan. She worked as a Contract Administrator for three years with Lockheed Martin on the Strategic Defense Initiative contract in Colorado Springs and has spent 30+ years advising and representing contractors in disputes/claims with the Government.
Her practice is now limited to business/corporate law and representing companies that engage in government contracting. She has practiced before the various boards of contract claims and the GAO on disputes over the years. Ms. Appel brings both Commercial and Federal contracting expertise and guidance necessary for USG1 to help provide the best service to its Commercial, State/Local and Federal clients.
As well as her in-house counsel license for Pennsylvania, she is licensed in several other states. In addition, Ms. Appel is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US Court of Federal Claims and numerous Federal District Courts in both Oklahoma and New York.
Ms. Appel graduated with her JD from the University of Oklahoma in 1981 and holds a Masters Certificate in the Administration of Government Contracts from the University of Phoenix as well.