• Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S. international economics
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Olivia Lynch


Olivia L. Lynch is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group in the Washington, D.C. office.

General Government Contracts Counseling. Olivia advises government contractors on navigating the procurement process, compliance and ethics, commercial item contracting, accessibility, supply chain assurance, and various aspects of state and local procurement law.

Bid Protest Litigation. Olivia has an active bid protest docket and has been involved in agency-level protests as well as bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA). She has represented both protesters and awardees in matters concerning such topics as pre-award protests of solicitation terms, challenges to the cancellation of procurements, sole source awards, exclusions from the competitive range, and post-award challenges. She has successfully negotiated cost claim reimbursements for successful protesters as well as won recommendations for reimbursement of protest costs where the agency took corrective action prior to GAO reaching a decision.

Small Business Issues. Olivia provides advice on all manner of small business government contracting issues, including: certifications as to small business size and status (SDVOSB, WOSB, 8(a), HUBZone); participation in programs of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agencies (e.g., mentor-protégé programs and the Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program); and compliance with such requirements as the limitation on subcontracting, non-manufacturer rule, and the small business subcontracting plan requirement. Olivia counsels large and small contractors on these issues in the context of procurements, protests, transactions, investigations, mandatory and voluntary disclosures, and False Claims Act litigation.  Olivia has also filed and defended against size protests as well as litigated size appeals before the SBA's Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). 

Paycheck Protection Program. Since the CARES Act established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Olivia has advised on all manner of issues related to this program. She has counseled companies on eligibility both from a size perspective and related to the economic necessity certification. She has also assisted in investigations and disclosures related to PPP loans.

While in law school, Olivia externed for Judge Thomas Wheeler at the Court of Federal Claims. 

Olivia has volunteered for legal service organizations dedicated to representing individuals that have suffered domestic and sexual violence. She has represented incarcerated DC residents obtain parole and compassionate release. Olivia currently volunteers for the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Protection Assistance Project.


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February 10, 2021 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Represents Kountable in Series A-1 Financing Lead by Lateral Capital
January 4, 2021 Crowell & Moring Elects Nine New Partners and Promotes 18 to Counsel Positions
March 16, 2020 Fourteen Crowell & Moring Lawyers Named 2020 Acritas Stars
September 20, 2019 Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
February 22, 2019 Law360 Names Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group a "Practice Group of the Year" for the Ninth Consecutive Year
January 9, 2017 Crowell & Moring Elects Six New Partners and Promotes 19 Associates to Counsel
January 9, 2015 Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group Named to Law360's "Practice Groups of the Year" for Fifth Consecutive Year