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

Townsend L. Bourne


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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
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 federal procurement law and litigation. Her experience includes representing clients before the Government Accountability Office in bid protest actions both challenging and defending agency decisions on contract awards, investigating and preparing contractor claims, and assisting in the conduct of internal investigations.

Ms. Bourne advises clients on a wide variety of matters relating to government contracts, including contract administration, teaming agreements, the GSA's Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program, and compliance with the FAR and Cost Accounting Standards. In addition to her practice, Ms. Bourne writes frequently on legal and regulatory developments affecting the Government Contracts industry.


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What’s New Out There? Highlights from the Federal Register
Townsend L. Bourne, May 26, 2014
The Department of Defense issued a final rule on May 6, 2014 that sets forth contractor responsibilities related to the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts, including the obligation to report counterfeit or suspected counterfeit electronic parts.
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Townsend L. Bourne

Eleventh Floor East, 1300 I Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20005-3314


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