Alexander Hastings

Alexander B. Hastings

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5026
Fax: +1 202 662 5026



  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2011
    • with highest honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • The George Washington Law Review, Notes Editor
  • University of Dallas, B.A., 2008
    • magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Catharina Haynes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2012-2014

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas

Alex Hastings advises clients across a broad range of government contracting issues, including assisting defense contractors and pharmaceutical companies in securing and performing government contracts and responding to government investigations.

Mr. Hastings also advises clients concerning best practices in e-discovery. He assists in investigations and litigations that involve complex e-discovery issues and has represented clients in investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.

Representative Matters

  • Secured a favorable outcome for government contractor in a potential False Claims Act investigation.
  • Advised government contractor regarding various requests for proposals from state and local agencies.
  • Provided various regulatory advice to contractors related to FAR, DFARS, and HHSAR requirements, including compliance with the newly-revised anti-human trafficking rule.
  • Advised a major pharmaceutical company in the sale of multiple businesses involving major government contracts on issues relating to novation, subcontracting, and government reimbursement of costs.
  • Provided government contracts due diligence advice to two private equity firms in transactions involving major government contractors.

Pro Bono

  • Represented federal housing voucher recipients in claim against housing authority for reduction in benefits.
  • Represented tenant in efforts to seal landlord/tenant records.
  • Represented Arizona death row inmate in post-conviction relief proceedings.

Publications and Speeches

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