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Sarah Sutton Osborne

Sarah Sutton Osborne

Associate

Expertise

  • Government Contracts
  • Construction
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

Sarah Osborne’s practice focuses on government contracts law and complex civil litigation. Sarah advises clients on a wide range of procurement and federal contracting matters, including compliance with the FAR, DFARS, and ITAR/EAR export regulations, intellectual property rights, Small Business Administration programs, state procurement law, and federal grant issues. Sarah regularly represents contractors in litigation, including Contract Disputes Act claims, prime/sub disputes, and the prosecution and defense of bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and the United States Court of Federal Claims. In addition to litigating procurement matters, she defends manufacturers in product liability cases in both state and federal court. 

Before attending law school, Sarah completed a leadership development program at a leading research and defense firm, gaining experience in government contract administration, product development, and bid proposals. Her industry experience and involvement helps her counsel clients through complex government contracting issues with an eye toward reaching practical, effective solutions.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2015

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • Supreme Court of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 2015, summa cum laude; Editor-in-Chief, Cumberland Law Review; Merit Scholar
  • The George Washington University, B.B.A., 2010, cum laude; Shapiro Public Service Fellow
Areas of Practice

Construction | Government Contracts | Litigation | Product Liability

Articles

Government’s Failure to Grant REA Can Constitute Breach of Contract
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, March 2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in BGT Holdings LLC v. United States, recently held that the government does not have the discretion to deny a contractor’s request for equitable adjustment (REA) under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.245-1 (Government Property) where the conditions specified in that clause are present and the contractor is able to show financial loss...

COVID-19: The Government Contractor's Guide to Compensable and Excusable Delays
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, March 2020

With the recent and rapid spread of COVID-19 in the United States, it is only a matter of time before government contractors experience contract-performance delays — whether ordered by the government or not — that inevitably will have a significant financial impact. Accordingly, federal contractors should prepare now for COVID-19-related contract delays and be prepared to establish that such delays are compensable as well as excusable. I...

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