Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Partner Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2563
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, a member of the Steering Committee for the firm's Government Contracts Group, and the Chair of the firm’s Diversity Council. Her practice involves a mix of litigation, transactional work, investigations, and counseling for corporate clients of all sizes and levels of experience as government contractors. On the litigation side, she has represented corporate clients in bid protests (agency level, GAO, ODRA, Court of Federal Claims, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as state and local bid protests in numerous jurisdictions), size and status protests before the U.S. Small Business Administration, claims litigation before the various Boards of Contract Appeals, Defense Base Act claims litigation at the Administrative Law Judge and Benefits Review Board levels, civil and criminal investigations, and she has been involved in complex commercial litigation.

Amy's counseling practice ranges from the day-to-day survival issues facing small businesses to the complex and specific legal questions from large defense contractors. She regularly works with the unique issues confronting small business as well as those arising in connection with teaming and contracting with small businesses, including navigating the SBA's regulations in such areas as affiliation; limitations on subcontracting; the mentor-protégé program; the SBIR program; and small business, 8(a), ANC, and SDVO SBC status issues. She reviews and negotiates terms of subcontracts, teaming agreements, mentor-protégé agreements, and joint venture agreements. She has provided counseling on various issues and risks associated with OCONUS contracting and the Defense Base Act.

Amy has also assumed numerous roles in connection with the mergers or acquisitions of government contractors, including conducting due diligence reviews, compliance with SBA notice and approval requirements, preparing/negotiating government contracts specific representations and disclosure schedules, and handling the novation of contracts. She has lead internal investigations for major corporations of potential civil and criminal matters and assisted in disclosures to various government agencies. She has counseled clients on establishing, enforcing, and maintaining overall compliance programs. She has provided on-site training for companies on a range of issues, including contracting with small businesses, ethics and compliance issues, and basics of government contracting. She has also served as a course instructor for Federal Publications Seminars for a number of topics, including bid protests, past performance, basics of government contracting, cost-reimbursement contracting, and A-76 procurements.

Amy received her B.A. with honors in art history and political science from Williams College in 1996, where she was also a member of the swimming, water polo, and rugby teams. She graduated from William & Mary School of Law in 1999, where she served as Notes Editor of the William & Mary Law Review and Articles Editor of the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Amy clerked for one year with the Honorable Jerome B. Friedman, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Amy is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, the State of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Fourth Circuit.


Admitted to Practice: District of Columbia, Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Fourth Circuit, United States Court of Federal Claims

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