J. Alex Ward

J. Alex Ward

Partner

Washington D.C., (202) 887-1574

Education

Duke University (A.B., 1989)
Harvard Law School (J.D., 1992)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Clerkships

Hon. Eugene Sullivan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Armed Forces (1992-1993)
Hon. Karen L. Henderson, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (1996-1997)

 

 

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.

Representative Cases & Decisions

  • A-T Solutions, Inc., B-410167 (successfully protested scope of work for Army’s Asymmetric Integration Training Program and Mission Command Training Program contract, resulting in voluntary corrective action).

  • American Institutes for Research v. State of New Mexico, No. D-101-CV-2014-00138, slip op. (Sante Fe County, NM, District Court May 31, 2014) (sustaining challenge to state agency’s dismissal of protest of Common Core operational assessment testing platform).

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

  • Fluor Intercontinental, Inc. v. IAP Worldwide Servs., Inc., 533 Fed. App’x 912 (11th Cir. 2013) (denying appeal of summary judgment in favor of client in indemnification dispute and sustaining client’s cross-appeal seeking increased damages award).

  • IAP World Servs., Inc., B-407917.2 et seq., 2013 CPD ¶ 171, 2013 WL 3817472 (Comp. Gen. July 10, 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).

  • Size Appeal of IAP World Servs., Inc., SBA No. SIZ-5480 (SBA OHA June 24, 2013) (granting client’s size appeal in contract for base operating services).

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

  • IAP Worldwide Servs., Inc., B-407315.1, 2. &.3 (successfully protested Army’s award of contract for power services at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan, resulting in two rounds of voluntary corrective action and ultimate award of contract to client).

  • Threat Mgm’t Group, B-407766.1 (successfully protested Air Force’s award of contract for explosive ordnance disposal support services, resulting in voluntary corrective action and cost recovery for client).

  • IAP World Servs., Inc., B-406339.1 (successfully protested Army’s award of contract for base operating services at Fort Irwin, resulting in voluntary corrective action).

  • General Dynamics – American Overseas Marine, B-401874.2 & .5 (successfully protested Navy’s award of ship operation and maintenance contract, resulting in voluntary corrective action).

  • O’Gara Training & Servs., LLC, B-404901.2, 2011 CPD ¶ 171, 2011 WL 3856322 (Comp. Gen. July 28, 2011) (intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award of contract for explosive ordnance disposal training).

  • IAP Worldwide Servs., Inc. v. Johnson Controls, Inc., No. 5:09cv331, slip op., 2011 WL 2181849 (N.D. Fla. June 3, 2011) (granting summary judgment to client for indemnification under stock purchase agreement for acquisition of subsidiary).

  • AAR Mobility Sys., B-403888.2 (intervened to successfully oppose protest of Army’s award of contract for production of tactical shelters).

  • A-T Solutions, Inc., B-404901.1 (successfully protested Navy’s award of contract for explosive ordnance disposal training, resulting in voluntary corrective action and award of contract to client).

  • Matt Martin Real Estate Mgm’t, LLC v. United States, 96 Fed. Cl. 106 (2010) (intervened to successfully oppose protest of HUD’s award of contracts for marketing of portfolio of foreclosed homes).

  • Pyramid Real Estate Servs., LLC v. United States, 95 Fed. Cl. 125 (2010) (intervened to successfully oppose protest of HUD’s award of contracts for marketing of portfolio of foreclosed homes).

  • Fluor Intercontinental, Inc. v. IAP Worldwide Servs., Inc., No. 509cv331, slip op., 2010 WL 3610449 (N.D. Fla., Sept. 13, 2010) (granting in part client’s motion for summary judgment in subcontract dispute).

  • Harrington, Moran, Barksdale, Inc., 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).

  • Homesource Real Estate Asset Servs., Inc. v. United States, 94 Fed. Cl. 466 (2010) (intervened to successfully oppose protest of HUD’s award of contracts for marketing of portfolio of foreclosed homes).

  • Ocean Ships, Inc., 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/roll-off ships).

  • Keystone Sealift Servs., Inc., 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 operation and maintenance of roll-on/rolloff ships).

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

  • IAP Worldwide Servs., Inc. v. Fluor Intercontinental, Inc., No. 509cv331, slip op., 2009 WL 4730509 (N.D. Fla., Dec. 4, 2009) (successfully opposed motion to dismiss client’s suit in favor of arbitration).

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

  • Academy Facilities Mgm’t v. United States, 87 Fed. Cl. 441 (2009) (intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award of U.S. Naval Academy facilities service contract).

  • Academy Facilities Management -- Advisory Opinion, B-401094.3, 2009 CPD ¶ 139, 2009 WL 2217662 (Comp. Gen. May 21, 2009) (intervened to successfully obtain opinion recommending denial of protest award of facilities service contract).

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

  • Contingency Mgm’t Group, LLC and IAP Worldwide Servs., Inc., B-309752 et seq., 2008 CPD ¶ 83, 2007 WL 5178258 (Comp. Gen. Oct. 5, 2007) (successfully protested Army’s award of $150 billion Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (“LOGCAP”) contracts).

  • Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc., B-298694.7, 2007 CPD ¶ 124, 2007 WL 1932070 (Comp. Gen. June 22, 2007) (intervened to successfully oppose protest of Navy’s award of $1 billion global contingency construction contract).

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

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