Christine V. Williams

Managing partner

Christine V. Williams is an adjunct law professor on Government Contracting at Seattle University School of Law’s Alaska Campus. She is widely recognized for her expertise in the Government Contracting field and speaks nationally several times a year on the subject. Christine has admission to a diversity of courts, including various federal circuit courts of appeals, where she has prevailed. Christine was recognized as one of the top 5 percent of lawyers in the Nation for Government Contracting by the Best Lawyers in America, a peer reviewed and distinguished honor among the nation’s lawyers.

Christine concentrates her practice on Government Contracting from counseling on qualifications and administration to disputes and companies in crisis. She is often involved in sensitive internal investigations and frequently interacts with Government agencies when a company faces a tough situation.

She represents clients in defending against federal investigations, including investigations/reports by the Office of the Inspector General, the Department of Justice, and the GAO. Despite having a national practice, as a born and raised Alaskan, she understands unique challenges that may be faced by companies when it comes to Government Contracting on a national or local basis. She represents Alaska Native Corporations as well as Tribal entities on various corporate or sovereign matters. Christine also represents Service Disabled Veterans’ Small Business, HUBZone businesses, Women Owned Small Businesses, and has a strong government contracting practice for companies performing outside of the SBA Programs. She is well known for her ability to articulate complex regulations into practical terms for all businesses.

Christine’s government contracts work involves complex litigation against the government and/or subcontractors, administration of government contracts, initiating and defending against bid protests, and dispute resolution. She also counsels companies on the procurement and administration of government contracts across all agencies. She has especially deep experience in the SBA and Section 8(a) Programs. Prior to Outlook Law, Christine was vice president and general counsel for a large Alaska Native Regional Corporation. She was also partner with Davis Wright Tremaine, Perkins Coie, both international law firms, and an attorney at Patton Boggs.

During her tenure at nationally and internationally recognized firms, Christine practiced with the government contracting and/or construction groups with a secondary focus on white collar for businesses. This breadth and depth of experience has served her clients well, including her Alaska Native Corporation clients, who perform on government contracts throughout the U.S. and globally for a variety of agencies.

Christine is the past president of the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers. She was appointed by the Alaska Supreme Court to serve on the Court’s Fairness, Diversity, and Equality Committee. Christine is founder and Co-Chair of the Ethics and Compliance Section of the Alaska Bar Association.

CONTACT

Christine V. Williams, Esquire

(907) 258-2200 office

(907) 301-7273 mobile

christinewilliams@outlooklaw.com

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EDUCATION

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law

B.A., University of Alaska

 

RELATED PRACTICES

Government Contracts

Counseling & Litigation Construction & Design

Professionals Government Relations & Litigation

Alaska Native Corporation Corporate Governance

Tribal Governance

Litigation

 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Alaska

U.S. District Court Alaska

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court

 

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW ACKNOWLEDGES CHRISTINE’S CONTRIBUTION

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Additional Qualifications

Adjunct Law Professor, Seattle University School of Law, Alaska Satellite Campus, Government Contracting
Adjunct Master’s Instructor, Alaska Pacific University, Alaska Native Leadership Program, Government Contracting and the 8(a) Program

Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLC

VP and General Counsel, Bering Straits Native Corporation

Partner, Perkins Coie, LLP

Attorney, Patton Boggs

Presentations

11.09.17

Christine Williams and John Klein with the the SBA Speak at NACA on Federal Compliance

08.07.17

John Klein and Christine Williams to Speak at the Native Hawaiian Organization Association Conference

06.23.17

John Klein and Christine Williams Speak at the National 8(a) Convention

05.21.17

Understanding and Surviving a Government Investigation

Understanding and Surviving a Government Investigation
Understanding and Surviving a Government Investigation
Understanding and Surviving a Government Investigation
Understanding and Surviving a Government Investigation
Understanding and Surviving a Government Investigation