Ms. Madsen has been a partner at Mayer Brown since 2001 and serves as chair of both the Government Contracts and Homeland Security Practice Groups. Over the last year she has scored a number of significant victories for her clients, including a high profile case for Lockheed Martin in which she successfully protested the Air Force's noncompetitive award of its $15 billion CSAR helicopter program. Additionally, Ms. Madsen was selected to chair the Acquisition Advisory Panel. This 13 member panel, created by Congress and appointed by the White House, was charged with recommending improvements to acquisition laws and policies. The Panel's work has been the subject of considerable attention, including testimony by Ms. Madsen before Congress regarding the Panel's recommendations. Many of the panel's recommendations are now making their way into legislation and regulations.