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 deep experience 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 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.
Christine represents clients in defending against federal investigations, including investigations/reports by the Office of the Inspector General, the Department of Justice, and the GAO. Due to her national practice in this area, Christine understands unique challenges facing a diverse array of clients in understanding and applying Government Contracting laws and regulations.
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. Christine represents clients in the complex field of SBA regulations in addition to the requirements of the other federal agencies. This includes representing Alaska Native Corporations, Tribal Nations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations. Christine also represents Service Disabled Veterans’ Small Business, HUBZone businesses, Women Owned Small Businesses, as well as government contracting firms performing outside of the SBA Programs. She is well known for her ability to articulate complex regulations into practical terms for all businesses.
Prior to Outlook Law, Christine was a partner at two large international law firms: Perkins Coie, and Davis Wright Tremaine, and a senior attorney at Patton Boggs. Christine also served as a Vice President and General Counsel for a large Alaska Native Regional Corporation.
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 defense for businesses. This breadth and depth of experience has served her clients well, including her 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 and serves in an advisory capacity to the Ted Stevens Foundation Board of Directors.