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Alejandro Sarria
Alejandro L. Sarria
Special Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5426 asarria@cov.com Download V-card

Alejandro L. Sarria is an experienced government contracts litigator and counselor. He represents civilian and defense contractors in litigation against the federal government, including in contract disputes before the Boards of Contract Appeals (BCA) and U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC). Mr. Sarria also defends private contractors in high-profile tort cases arising out of military operations, national security programs and environmental events.

  • Successfully represented Fortune 500 defense contractor in a $12M prime-subcontractor dispute litigated in U.S. federal district court.
  • Successfully asserted the government contractor defense on behalf of Top 20 Federal Government Contractor in a tort suit arising from DHS’s use of cargo scanning equipment at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Represented Fortune 500 defense contractor in a $21M Contract Disputes Act (CDA) dispute with the Army over unpaid award fees. Litigated before COFC and obtained settlement for more than 99% of the claimed amount.
  • Represented Fortune 500 defense contractor in a $55M CDA dispute with the Army over the allowability of private security costs. Participated in 5-week bench trial that resulted in a complete victory for the contractor.
  • Represented two Fortune 500 companies in a $2B class action for alleged non-payment of Defense Base Act (DBA) benefits. Successfully litigated the matter before the U.S. federal district court, court of appeals, and Supreme Court.
  • Represented Fortune 100 government contractor in a high-profile products liability suit arising from the crash of a military fighter jet during a classified operation. Successfully removed the case from state to U.S. federal court.
  • Successfully represented Top 10 Federal Government Contractor in a multi-million contract dispute before the FAA’s Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA).
  • Successfully prosecuted bid protest of multi-million dollar CMS procurement before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
  • Lead counsel in bid protest of multi-million dollar VA procurement for home oxygen services before GAO.
  • Successfully prosecuted multiple bid protests of multi-million dollar DLA procurements before GAO.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Pro Bono General Counsel
  • ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee, Vice-Chair
  • ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Battlespace and Contingency Procurements Committee, Vice-Chair
  • National Defense Industrial Association, Procurement Division & Legal Committee
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association