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Ashley Sherwood represents general contractors, subcontractors and developers of all sizes on complex private and public construction projects at the state and federal level, as well as internationally. Clients look to Ashley for counsel on an array of construction matters, including: heavy civil infrastructure, steel fabrication, commercial and residential buildings, and government construction and services contracts. She has assisted clients in navigating complex multi-party actions, impact and inefficiency claims, delay claims, lien foreclosure actions, indemnity claims, differing site condition claims, and a number of other contract-based claims. Ashley’s litigation experience includes bench and jury trials, mediation, arbitration and appellate arguments. During law school, Ashley interned for the legal department at Intellectual Ventures and was a summer associate at Oles Morrison.

Committed to advancing the role of women in the construction and real estate industries, Ashley serves on the Women Leaders in Construction sponsorship committee and is the CREW Seattle 2020 President.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, “Are Business Losses for COVID-19 Covered?” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, January 29, 2021
  • Author, “GAO Upholds Agency’s Rejection Of Protestor’s CAGE-Y Proposal,” Procurement Playbook, October 23, 2018
  • Author, “Trump’s New Supreme Court Pick and Implications for the Davis Bacon Act,” Procurement Playbook, August 6, 2018
  • Author, “Contractor Escapes Total Dismissal For Failure to Certify $500,000 ‘Severable’ Claim,” Procurement Playbook, May 8, 2018
  • Author, “President Trump’s Comments Stir Rumors of Possible Repeal or Suspension of the Davis Bacon Act,” Procurement Playbook, April 19, 2018
  • Author, “You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For: Government Waives a Credit for Work Not Performed,” Procurement Playbook, January 22, 2018
  • Author, “Compensation for Changed Work Not Enough to Fully Compensate for Unchanged Work According to CBCA,” Procurement Playbook, December 7, 2017
  • Author, “Department of Labor Increases Health and Welfare Fringe Benefit Rates for Contracts Covered by the Services Contract Act,” Procurement Playbook, August 18, 2017
  • Author, “Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Likely to Retain Davis Bacon Act Requirements,” Procurement Playbook, August 1, 2017
  • Presenter, “Contract Clauses for Small Businesses,” Washington Center for Women in Business, webinar, July, 26, 2017
  • Author, “Export-Import Bank Proposes to Adopt Small Business Jobs Act Standard for Size Determination,” Procurement Playbook, December 29, 2016
  • Author, “Federal Court Enters Nationwide Injunction Halting DOL Overtime Rule,” Procurement Playbook, December 14, 2016
  • Author, “Filing a claim for extra work? Contractors still bear the burden of complying with notice requirements,” Construction Industry Spotlight, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, September 29, 2016
  • Author, “SBA Commissioned Study Prompts Expansion of Set-Aside Opportunities for Women-Owned Small Businesses,” Procurement Playbook, March 18, 2016
  • Author, “Court of Federal Claims Applies Laches Doctrine to Deny Post-Award Bid Protest,” Procurement Playbook, Dec 7, 2015
  • Author, “SBA’s Expanded Mentor-Protégé Program to be Launched as a “Pilot Program” in Summer 2016?” Procurement Playbook, December 2, 2015
  • Author, “February Legal Tip: Pay Attention to the Details,” AGC of Alaska Newsletter, February 1, 2015
  • Author, “OFCCP Extends Equal Protection Rights Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” Procurement Playbook, December 17, 2014
  • Author, “Proposed Bill Would Give “Preferential Points” to Federal Contractors for Good Labor Practices – Could Lead to Tug O’ War with Incoming “Pro-Contractor” Congress,” Procurement Playbook, November 19, 2014
  • Author, “DOL Issues Final Rule Establishing $10.10/hour as Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors,” Procurement Playbook, October 28, 2014
  • Author, “Nearly 1,650 Additional Firms to Become Eligible for Small Business Set-Asides under SBA’s Proposed Size Standard Revisions,” Procurement Playbook, October 23, 2016
  • Author, “New law protects contractor proposal information,” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, April 24, 2014
  • Author, “Downtown Seattle Hits a High Mark in Construction,” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, August 21, 2014


  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • CREW Seattle
    • Board of Directors, President, 2020
    • Board of Directors, President Elect, 2019
    • Board of Directors, Sponsorship, 2018
  • Leadership Series, CREW Seattle, 2017-2018
  • Women Leaders in Construction, Member and Sponsorship Committee
  • Member, Legal Affairs Committee, Associated General Contractors of Washington

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017 – present

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