Claudia Capdesuñer

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Area of Focus: Public-Private Partnerships, Government Contracting
Claudia Capdesuñer

Claudia Capdesuñer is a member of Bilzin Sumberg's Public-Private Partnerships and Government Contracting Team, where she guides clients through the government contracting process, as well as the administrative bid protest process. Her prior experience as outside counsel advising counties, municipalities, and other government agencies and authorities, as well as private entities, in public finance transactions which often contain issues relevant to government contracting matters, adds further depth and understanding to client matters. 

Claudia previously served as an Assistant County Attorney for Broward County and as part of a government relations practice group that provided legal counsel to various municipalities and governmental entities throughout the State of Florida, including the City of Dunedin, the City of Treasure Island, and the Manatee County Port Authority. 

Q & A
How has your experience as an Assistant County Attorney added value to the work you do for clients today?
As a government contracts practice, our role is to advise clients on how to best compete for a winning proposal. My time at the Broward County Office of the County Attorney attuned me to the key components that government staff and public officials look for in evaluating proposals, whether they are critical elements that may be easily overlooked by the preparers or advantageous nuances that can give a proposal an edge over others ones. Given the competitive environment that our clients work in, this first-hand insight is helpful for their involvement in the RFP process.
How do you see public-private partnerships shaping South Florida in the coming years?
P3 arrangements are increasingly being used across a broader range of asset types. In South Florida, P3s will be vital in developing regional transportation infrastructure. State and local institutions are investing large sums in developing public transportation infrastructure, while local governments are increasingly encouraging transit-oriented developments to accommodate South Florida’s rapid growth. At the same time, the public sector will need to leverage the resources and expertise of the private sector to bring such projects to fruition, creating more opportunities for companies to serve public needs.
  • St. Thomas University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017
    Florida International University, B.A., 2013
  • St Thomas University

    School of Law, Young Alumni Board, Member
    School of Law, Young Lawyers Council, Member

    The Florida Bar
    City, County, and Local Government Law Section, Social Media Subcommittee, Member 
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Spanish