Alex Sarria

Alex Sarria

Alex Sarria is an experienced government contracts litigator and counselor. Mr. Sarria represents clients in post-award contract disputes with the federal government and in tort lawsuits arising out of military operations, national security programs, and environmental remediation projects. He has litigated dozens of cases on behalf of major contractors before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals.

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CBCA Takes Pragmatic View When Finding Jurisdiction Over A Sponsored-Subcontractor CDA Appeal

In Cooley Constructors, Inc. v. GSA, CBCA No. 3905 (June 8, 2005), the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) found that the substance of an appeal – not the form – is the prevailing consideration when analyzing whether the CBCA has jurisdiction to hear a sponsored-subcontractor appeal under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA). Consistent with … Continue Reading

The D.C. Circuit’s Message to Injured Government Contractor Employees: ‘There’s an Exclusive Remedy For That’

Last week, in an important decision for contingency contractors supporting U.S. stability operations overseas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) reaffirmed that the Defense Base Act (DBA) prescribes the exclusive remedies available to employees of government contractors who are injured while working abroad. In doing so, the D.C. … Continue Reading
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