Townsend L. Bourne: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Townsend L. Bourne


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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • Bid Protests
  • Claims
  • Contract Cost Accounting
  • The False Claims Act and Related "White Collar" Issues
  • Exports and Export-Related Controls
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - FCPA
  • Intellectual Property Rights Under Government Contracts
  • Multiple Award Schedule Contracting
Mailing Address2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, District of Columbia, 20006-6801
University Vanderbilt University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006
Law SchoolGeorge Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009 Notes Editor, George Mason Law Review
Admitted2010, District of Columbia; Virginia; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


•Virginia State Bar
•District of Columbia Bar
•American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
•National Defense Industrial Association


Ms. Bourne is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Bourne's practice focuses on Government Contracts law and litigation. Her experience includes complex litigation in connection with the False Claims Act, bid protest actions both challenging and defending agency decisions on contract awards before the Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims, claims litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, investigating and preparing contractor claims, and conducting internal investigations.

Ms. Bourne advises clients on a wide variety of matters relating to government contracts, including contract administration, procurement integrity, the FAR Mandatory Disclosure Rule, and GSA's Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program. In addition to her practice, Ms. Bourne writes frequently on legal and regulatory developments affecting the Government Contracts industry.

Publications & News


•Lots of Little Things - Recent FAR Updates

Law360, August 19, 2013
•Authored chapter, General Overview of Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook, 2013 Edition, Thomson Reuters Westlaw, 2013

Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Posts
• Suspension and Debarment: A New Government Approach, November 23, 2015
• What's New Out There? Highlights from the Federal Register, May 20, 2014
• GAO Dismisses Protest Alleging Noncompliance with E-Verify Requirements, November 20, 2013
• Lots of Little Things - FAR Updates from the Federal Acquisition Circular, August 15, 2013
• What's New Out There? A Regulatory Update, June 26, 2013
• A New Twist On Establishing Interested Party Status At The GAO, December 9, 2011
• 'First Impression' Ruling: Court May Review the Rationality of Emails Sent By GAO Attorneys, September 19, 2011
• Objects In SBA's Mirror Are Smaller Than They Appear: A Summary Of SBA's Proposed Rule To Increase Small Business Size Standards, April 18, 2011
• Inflation Adjustment Of Acquisition-Related Thresholds In The FAR, October 7, 2010
Precision Pine & Timber, Inc. v. United States: An Unexpected Test For Determining Breach Of The Implied Duty To Cooperate And Not To Hinder Contract Performance, April 9, 2010
• GAO Sides with Foreign Military Sales Program Contractors in Dispute Over Protest Costs, December 8, 2009
• Proposed Changes to FAR Part 45 To Add Clarity and Correction to Government Property Provisions, November 9, 2009

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Townsend L. Bourne

2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100
WashingtonDC 20006-6801


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