Gaela R. Normile

Office Location: Norfolk, VA

Education
  • B.A. College of William & Mary
  • J.D. Penn State Law
Courts & Administrative Bodies
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Professional & Community Activities
  • Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Young Leaders Board
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • St. Mary’s Home, Board of Directors
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association

Gaela is an Associate at Vandeventer Black where she is a member of the firm’s Construction and Government Contracts practice group. She joined the firm in 2020 after completing the firm’s summer associate program in 2019.

Gaela received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from Penn State Law, where she served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Penn State Law Review and was a legal extern for Penn State University’s Student Legal Services. Gaela is also a member of the Woolsack Honor Society.

Prior to attending law school, Gaela earned her B.A. from the College of William & Mary, where she majored in Government and minored in Sociology. Gaela was also a member of William and Mary’s women’s club soccer travel team during her four years.

Gaela is a longtime Virginia resident who was born and raised in Virginia Beach and attended Kellam High School.

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Corporate Transparency Act: Final Regulations Issued
/ Corporate & Business
New Federal Reporting Requirements of Company Ownership Read part one of this article series here. Historically, information about small to mid-sized businesses has been within the exclusive province of state governments. As such, business entities have been able to maintain complete or some degree of privacy regarding the ownership and ...
Read More
Now That’s A Steel: VDOT Issues Memorandum for Steel Escalation Price Adjustments
Construction material prices have been extremely volatile, negatively impacting virtually all projects. Recently, VDOT issued guidance on steel escalation, but for VDOT projects only. VDOT’s July 27, 2022 memorandum provides that VDOT will consider pay adjustments by change order for the unexpected rise in prices for steel used on projects ...
Read More
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and its Impact on SWaM and DBE Programs
On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. The $1.75 trillion infrastructure bill, which is the largest investment in the nation’s infrastructure since 1956, will have a significant impact on Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned businesses (SWaM) ...
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