J. Alex Ward

Partner | Washington D.C.

alexward@mofo.com | (202) 887-1574

alexward@mofo.com
(202) 887-1574

J. Alex Ward is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice. His practice covers a full range of government contracts matters, including bid protests, claims, investigations, corporate transactions, and counseling. In addition, he regularly handles federal and state court litigation and alternative dispute resolution involving government contractors. In all matters, Mr. Ward’s constant goal is to provide his clients the highest level of efficient, ethical, and effective representation.

Mr. Ward has served as lead counsel in dozens of bid protests involving military and civilian agency procurements of a wide range of products and services, including all manner of pre- and post-award protests in the GAO, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and state tribunals, as well as appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and size protests before the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. He has handled all aspects of the claims process, from the initial assessment and drafting of requests for equitable adjustment through litigation in the Boards of Contract Appeals and the Court of Federal Claims. He has represented contractors in internal and external investigations, disclosures to the government, and qui tam litigation, with a great deal of success in reducing or eliminating his clients’ exposure through active engagement with the relevant government bodies. His work on transactions involving the purchase, sale, and restructuring of government contractors has ranged from overseeing diligence on the target company’s government contracts portfolio to advising on issues such as FOCI and CFIUS review.

Mr. Ward’s litigation and ADR practice covers the gamut of controversies confronting government contractors, including prime-sub, teaming partner, employer-employee, competitor, and indemnification disputes. His litigation work also includes a variety of pro bono engagements, in which he has represented both individual and institutional clients in matters ranging from criminal defense to protection of the environment.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ward served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer and an Assistant to the General Counsel of the Army. His work for the Army included civil works and international matters.

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Experience

  • Successfully protested Army’s award of contract for cyber warfare training. B-417824, 2019 CPD

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award to client of contract for high endurance electronic warfare airborne training. B-417637.2, 2019 CPD 375

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Army’s award to client of LOGCAP V contracts for worldwide logistics support. B-417506, 2019 CPD 338

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award to client of contract for low-band Next Generation Jammer for EA-18-G aircraft. B-416578.2, 2018 CPD 376

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Air Force’s award to client of contract for supply chain management services for T-6 aircraft. No. 18-cv-557C, 71 Fed. Cl. 571 (2018)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Air Force’s award to client of contract for contract field team maintenance support services at Naval Air Station Lemoore. B-415895, 2018 CPD

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Air Force’s award to client of contract for supply chain management services for T-6 aircraft. B-415873, 2018 CPD 157

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Defense Information Systems Agency’s award of contract to client for ENCORE III contract for support of DoD’s information network. B-413028.5 et seq.

  • Successfully appealed denial of client’s claim for increased costs on contract with U.S. Army for supply of electric power in Afghanistan due to closure of Pakistan border crossings. Nos. 59397 et seq. 17 BCA 36763 (ASBCA 2017)

  • Successfully protested Air Force’s award of contract for explosive ordnance disposal support services at Tyndall Air Force Base, with cost recovery for client. B-413729, 2017 CPD 9

  • Successfully protested Customs & Border Protection’s award of contract for business intelligence support services, with cost recovery for client. B-412949, 2016 CPD 346

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of NASA’s award of contract to client for operations, maintenance, manufacturing, and test support services at the John C. Stennis Space Center. B-411784, 2015 CPD 342

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Army’s award of contract to client for marksmanship simulators. B-410006, 2014 CPD 299

  • Sustaining challenge to state agency’s dismissal of protest of Common Core operational assessment testing platform. No. D-101-CV-2014-00138, slip op. (Sante Fe County, NM, District Court May 31, 2014)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Army’s award to client of Asymmetrical Warfare Group support contract. B-408520.2, 2013 CPD 293, 2013 WL 6729720 (Comp. Gen. Dec. 16, 2013)

  • Denying appeal of summary judgment in favor of client in indemnification dispute and sustaining client’s cross-appeal seeking increased damages award. 533 Fed. App’x 912 (11th Cir. 2013)

  • Successfully protested Navy’s award of Patuxent Naval Air Station base operating services contract, with cost recovery and contract award to client after re-evaluation of proposals. B-407917.2 et seq., 2013 CPD 171, 2013 WL 3817472 (Comp. Gen. July 10, 2013)

  • Granting client’s size appeal in contract for base operating services. SBA No. SIZ-5480 (SBA OHA June 24, 2013)

  • Successfully opposed suit seeking international discovery from client in connection with Kuwait joint venture dispute. No. 6:11-cv-467-Orl-19DAB, slip op. (M.D. Fla. Jan. 17, 2012)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award of contract to client for explosive ordnance disposal training. B-404901.2, 2011 CPD 171

  • Granting summary judgment to client for indemnification under stock purchase agreement for acquisition of subsidiary. No. 5:09cv331, slip op., 2011 WL 2181849 (N.D. Fla. June 3, 2011)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Army’s award of contract for production of tactical shelters. B-403888.2

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of HUD’s award of contracts for marketing of portfolio of foreclosed homes. 96 Fed. Cl. 106 (2010)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of HUD’s award of contracts for marketing of portfolio of foreclosed homes. 95 Fed. Cl. 125 (2010)

  • Granting in part client’s motion for summary judgment in subcontract dispute. No. 509cv331, slip op., 2010 WL 3610449 (N.D. Fla., Sept. 13, 2010)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of HUD’s award of contracts for marketing of portfolio of foreclosed homes. B-401934.2, B-401934.3, 2010 CPD 231, 2010 WL 3994253 (Comp. Gen. Sept. 10, 2010)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of HUD’s award of contracts for marketing of portfolio of foreclosed homes. 94 Fed. Cl. 466 (2010)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award of contract for operation and maintenance of roll-on/roll-off ships. B-401526.4, 2010 CPD 106, 2010 WL 1766756 (Comp. Gen. Apr. 21, 2010)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award of contract for operation and maintenance of roll-on/rolloff ships. B-401526.3, 2010 CPD 95, 2010 WL 1514157 (Comp. Gen. Apr. 13, 2010)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award of contract for air traffic control services in Southwest Asia. B-310102.6 et al., 2010 CPD 12, 2009 WL 5447710 (Comp. Gen. Dec. 4, 2009)

  • Successfully opposed motion to dismiss client’s suit in favor of arbitration. No. 509cv331, slip op., 2009 WL 4730509 (N.D. Fla., Dec. 4, 2009)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Army’s award of counter-improvised explosive device training contract. B-401453, 2009 CPD 181, 2009 WL 3018114 (Comp. Gen. Sept. 8, 2009)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award of U.S. Naval Academy facilities service contract. 87 Fed. Cl. 441 (2009)

  • Intervened to successfully obtain opinion recommending denial of protest award of facilities service contract. B-401094.3, 2009 CPD 139, 2009 WL 2217662 (Comp. Gen. May 21, 2009)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Government Printing Office’s award of contract for smart card identification system. B-311035, 2008 CPD 58, 2008 WL 746861 (Comp. Gen. Mar. 19, 2008)

  • Successfully protested Army’s award of $150 billion Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (“LOGCAP”) contracts. B-309752 et seq., 2008 CPD 83, 2007 WL 5178258 (Comp. Gen. Oct. 5, 2007)

  • Intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award of $1 billion global contingency construction contract. B-298694.7, 2007 CPD 124, 2007 WL 1932070 (Comp. Gen. June 22, 2007)

  • Successfully protested General Services Administration’s award of contract for electric power supply to federal facilities. No. B-295502, 2005 WL 696284 (Comp. Gen. Mar. 14, 2005)

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