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Technical Excellence in Government Contracts
and Construction Matters Since 1893.
Oles Morrison
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Alix Town construction career began at age 5 while visiting rock quarries to learning about construction and building processes with her grandfather in her native state of Oregon. Throughout her education, she continued to be drawn to construction and law, so after graduating from college with a major in political science and minor in architectural history, Alix applied law school. This in turn, has allowed her to find her true calling as a government contracts attorney and construction law attorney.

Alix frequently represents owners, general contractors and subcontractors on a broad range of federal, state, and local government contracts and related litigation matters.

They include:

  • Contract Formation and Administration Matters
  • Federal Procurement (GAO Bid Protests, Federal Claims)
  • Government Investigations
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Construction Claims and Disputes
  • Other Contractual Claims and Disputes

Using her experience as a government contracts attorney, and knowledge of federal procurement processes and systems, Alix assists contractors with state transportation construction projects such as bridges and light-rail in her native state of Oregon, in Washington, and in Idaho.  She also represents tunneling and micro-tunneling contractors, Base Operating Services contractors, paving contractors, fabricators, and Army Corps and Navy construction project contractors.

Alix draws upon her prior experience serving as a Pathways Intern with the United States Air Force General Counsel’s Office, where she assisted in suspension and debarment matters as well as acquisition law allowing her to develop a deep understanding of ethics and compliance issues.

In 2020, Alix earned her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Public Procurement Law and Policy from the University of Nottingham.

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, “Lost In Translation: Marrying Oregon CCB Licensing Requirements With The World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement,” Oregon State Bar Association, Construction Law Newsletter, November 2019
  • Co-author, “The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Construction & Engineering Law 2019”, U.S. chapter, July 2019
  • Co-author, “The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Construction & Engineering Law 2018,” U.S. chapter July 2018
  • Author, “Too Small to Fail: How the United States Protects Against Market Instability,” NCMA Contract Management, Summer 2018
  • Author, “Assessment of Liquidated Damages: Careful What You Bargain For,” Procurement Playbook, June 28, 2018
  • Author, “Threat of Contractor Death Penalty Does Not Toll the CDA Statute of Limitations,” Procurement Playbook, April 19, 2018
  • Author, “Boom: Fireworks in Subcontractor, Prime Contractor, and Government Relationships (Literally),” Procurement Playbook, February 14, 2018
  • Author, “Assignment of Claims to a Surety Cannot Waive A Contractor’s CDA Appeal Rights,” Procurement Playbook, January 29, 2018
  • Author, “Fraud Jurisdiction at the ASBCA: Complicated and Complex,” Procurement Playbook, January 12, 2017
  • Presenter, “A Guide to Suspension and Debarment,” NCMA West Sound, November 17, 2016
  • Author, “BOS Contractors Beware: Did the Contracting Officer Order the Work?” Procurement Playbook, November 4, 2016
  • Author, “ASBCA Confirms Violation of the Nonmanufacturer Rule is Grounds for Termination for Cause,” Procurement Playbook, May 17, 2016
  • Author, “Risk Avoidance: The Importance of Marking Proprietary Information,” Procurement Playbook, March 16, 2016
  • “FY2014 Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee Report: The Numbers Part 2,” Procurement Playbook, June 2, 2015
  • “FY2014 Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee Report: The Compliance Trend Continues Part 1,” Procurement Playbook, May 28, 2015
  • “The World Bank Debarment System – Part II,” Procurement Playbook, April 21, 2015
  • “The World Bank Debarment System – Part I,” Procurement Playbook, April 1, 2015
  • “Failure to Debar? OECD Foreign Bribery Report Finds Only 2 Debarments Out of 427 Foreign Bribery Cases,” Procurement Playbook, January 15, 2015
  • “Debarment Heads North of the Border,” Procurement Playbook, December 4, 2014
  • “Debarment: Not Just for the Feds Anymore,” Procurement Playbook, September 30, 2014
  • “Terminated for Default? Debarment Could Be in Your Future,” Procurement Playbook, September 22, 2014


  • Advisory Member, Construction Law Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Advocacy Committee, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition
  • Past President, National Contract Management Association, Portland/Vancouver Chapter
  • Member, Women Leaders in Construction

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2020

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