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Eleanor (Elle) Ross advises government contractors from a diverse range of industries on regulatory matters including compliance with government regulations, contract disputes, defense of claims, and government investigations. She litigates bid protests before the Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office. She advises clients in connection with an array of agreements and multi-award procurements, including challenging award decisions in a variety of fora.

Elle also counsels clients on federal and state compliance obligations, particularly in connection with cybersecurity (including CMMC and NIST requirements) and supply chain risk management practices. She works with clients to understand government regulations and to develop compliance plans and to implement those plans. She also assists with making mandatory and voluntary disclosures to federal agencies and represented clients in subsequent investigations and administrative proceedings. She manages sanctions proceedings against contractors, including cases alleging fraud and corruption.

Elle also represents clients in commercial contract disputes, both in mediation and in federal court.

Previously, Ms. Ross was a legal consultant to World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment, where she reviewed cross-border investigations to determine contractor compliance with World Bank regulations.



  • Represented major cloud service provider in two multibillion-dollar protests, one conducted as a classified GAO bid protest.°
  • Represented health care company in challenges to state Medicaid contract awards.°
  • Counseled large technology company on compliance with NIST SP 800-171.°
  • Represented ITO provider in commercial contract dispute with government contractor.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Ross prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • World Bank
    • Legal Consultant (Sanctions), Office of Suspension and Debarment, 2016-2019
    • Legal Intern, Financial Market Integrity Unity, 2016
  • Adjunct Faculty, George Washington University Law School, Scholarly Writing Program, 2020-Present
  • Legal Fellow, United Nations International Law Commission, 2017
  • Research Assistant, ICF International

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Government - Government contracts, 2024
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2018-Present


  • J.D., with highest honors, The George Washington University Law School
    • Member, The George Washington Law Review
  • B.A., summa cum laude, The George Washington University
  • District of Columbia
  • Arabic, Conversational
  • Spanish, Conversational