Jessica Sharron is a partner in Alston & Bird’s Construction and Government Contracts Group. Jessica primarily focuses her practice in the areas of government contracts and construction litigation. She represents government contractors across a variety of industries, including health care, banking, telecommunications, and construction in all aspects of the government–contractor relationship. Jessica advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and local procurement rules and regulations, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation, agency supplements, and state equivalent rules. She represents clients in adversary proceedings such as pre- and post-award bid protests before state and local agencies and the Government Accountability Office, breach of contract claims including under the Contract Disputes Act, False Claims Act litigation, and government investigations. Jessica’s experience also includes advising clients on the Freedom of Information Act and similar state laws, negotiating government prime contracts and subcontracts, providing counseling on General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs FSS schedule contracts, and serving as special counsel in M&A transactions involving government contractors.
In Jessica’s construction practice, she represents owners, developers, and contractors in both litigation and transactional matters in connection with public and commercial construction projects. Her experience includes drafting and negotiating construction contracts, and litigating contract disputes and construction claims involving professional negligence, delays, disruptions, changed conditions, prevailing wage issues, and contract terminations.