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Admitted to Practice

  • Alaska, 2014
  • Washington, 2005
  • District of Columbia, 2001
  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 2016

Jonathan A. DeMella

Jonathan DeMella focuses his practice on government contracts counseling and litigation, including performance disputes, bid protests before the GAO and FAA, size and status protests before the SBA, civil fraud under the False Claims Act, procurement ethics, mandatory disclosure, and compliance with SBA laws and regulations, including those specific to Alaska Native corporations. He also conducts complex internal investigations, corporate compliance reviews, and in-house training programs for clients across the United States.

Additional Qualifications

  • Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle, 2013-2015
  • Partner, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, Seattle, 2011-2012
  • Associate, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, Washington, D.C., 1999-2005
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Christine O.C. Miller, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C., 1998-1999

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board of Governors, 2012-2014, Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association 
  • Vice President of Education, National Contract Management Association, Puget Sound Chapter 
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Forum on the Construction Industry 
  • Member, National FAR Council, Associated General Contractors of America 
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington: Federal Facilities Committee