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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2017

Nathan Rouse

Nathan Rouse focuses his litigation practice on government contracting, construction law disputes, and bid disputes. He recently rejoined the firm after completing two federal judicial clerkships, one at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the other at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Prior to clerking, he worked as a commercial litigator in Seattle.

Representative Experience

Challenger Transportation, Inc. v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Representing the Transit Authority in bid protest by disappointed offeror involving MetroAccess Service Delivery contracts awarded in 2013. (D. Md. Ongoing)

SolstenXP Electric & Telecom, LLC v. Marshall’s Electric, Inc.

Defeated summary judgment motion seeking to dismiss client’s Unfair Trade Practices claim after preparing briefs and presenting oral argument. (Alaska Super. 2015)

ARKRAY USA, Inc. v. United States*

Brief writing responsibilities in successful bid protest challenging award of $166 million federal procurement in which the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled in client’s favor that the Defense Health Agency had acted arbitrarily and capriciously by awarding purchase agreement to competing bidder. (2014)

CCI v. John McHugh, Secretary of the Army*

Appealed adverse agency decision in the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on a differing site conditions claim arising from a significant wartime construction project in Iraq. (2014)

Cooke, et al. v. Equal Energy, Inc., et al.*

Represented Equal Energy in multiple state and federal class actions filed over the purchase of Equal Energy by Petroflow. Following motions practice, reached a tentative settlement awaiting court approval. (2014)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Additional Qualifications

  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Richard A. Jones, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Seattle, 2016-2017
  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia, 2015-2016
  • Associate, Dorsey & Whitney, Seattle, 2013-2015
  • Summer Associate, Dorsey & Whitney, Seattle, 2012
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. James L. Robart, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, Seattle, 2012

Professional & Community Activities

  • The William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court, 2012-present
  • Board Member, Powerful Voices, 2014-2015