Christine Williams is an experienced attorney who is a member of the Government Contracts, Litigation and Construction practices at Perkins Coie, representing large clients in Alaska and in the Lower 48. Her government contracts practice encompasses both state and federal arenas and focuses on construction, including complex litigation against the government and/or subcontractors, preparing and defending complex claims, responding to termination notices, understanding and responding to surety issues before or as they arise, administration of government contracts, initiating and defending against bid protests, and dispute resolution, whether through mediation, arbitration or litigation. Christine represents clients in defending against federal investigations alleging misconduct connected to federal funding, including investigations/reports by the Office of the Inspector General or the Department of Justice. Christine is experienced in construction law outside of the government contracts arena as well, representing clients on private construction projects throughout Alaska, including many rural areas.
Christine also maintains an active practice advising clients on the 8(a) program, including many Alaska Native Corporations. Her understanding of the interplay between government contracting and the 8(a) program allows her to effectively represent 8(a) firms in pursuing, receiving, administering and productively completing government contracts. Christine carries this unique knowledge with her to the board room as well, advising clients on proposed regulation changes affecting their strategic planning, corporate compliance and oversight at the Board level, which includes security clearance issues and effective oversight of government contracting subsidiaries. Successfully representing ANCs means having in-depth knowledge of Alaska and the challenges faced by ANCs. She frequently makes trips to rural villages, experiencing first-hand the importance of the economic benefits of the 8(a) program.
Christine strongly advocates avoidance of unnecessary expense through understanding and implementing responsive measures to answer changes in federal and state laws and regulations. She is a frequent writer and speaker on issues concerning government contracts, construction law and the 8(a) program.
- Alaska Bar Association
- Public Contracts Law Section, Executive Committee
- Federal Agency and Congressional Practice Section, Co-Chair
- Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers: Past and Current President
- Diversity Chair for Perkins Coie’s Anchorage Office
- Alaska Supreme Court Committee member on Fairness, Diversity and Equality
- Patton Boggs LLP, Anchorage, AK, Associate
- Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2001
- University of Alaska, B.A., 1997
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
- Alaska Supreme Court