Meeting Champion: Olivia S. Byrne and Andrew N. Cook
Olivia S. Byrne is a partner in the Washington D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Investment, Development, and Finance group.
Olivia spearheads the firm’s U.S. Economic Incentives practice along with the Real Estate and Public Finance practices in the Washington, D.C. office. Olivia has successfully obtained economic incentives for clients on a national basis and has extensive experience drafting legislation for economic incentives. She represents clients in real estate projects which involves site location for many different industries. She and her team represent inbound companies from abroad as well as U.S. companies relocating or deciding to remain in place and expand. Her proven track record demonstrates proposals to certain corporations in excess of US$100 million dollars in economic incentives.
Andrew N. Cook concentrates his practice in litigation with a focus on government contracts, real estate and construction. He has 29 years of litigation experience in federal and state courts and has also practiced before the Court of Federal Claims. He has handled a myriad of construction, real estate and commercial litigation, bid protests before the Comptroller General of the General Accounting Office, and handled cases before various federal boards of contract appeal, state courts and courts of appeal.
Mr. Cook regularly represents owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties in real estate and mechanic’s lien litigation in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. He also regularly handles Miller Act litigation on Federal projects, Little Miller Act litigation on State projects, contract reviews, arbitration and claims litigation, mistakes in bid, small business certification and other procurement matters including providing advice concerning the Federal Acquisition Regulations.