Andrew Cook concentrates his practice in litigation with a focus on government contracts, real estate, and construction. He has 34 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.
Andrew 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.
Before practicing law, he worked on the Insular Affairs Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (President)
- The John Carroll Society (President)
- Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. (Past President)
- Foundation of the Rotary Club of Washington, D.C. (Past President)
- Rotary International District 7620 (Past Counsel and Past Area Governor)
- The Barristers (Past President)
- American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington (General Counsel)
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission (Counsel) (Constructed and Operational)
- Catholic Charities Legal Network’s Advisory Council (Member)
- Capital Area Food Bank, Food From the Bar (Co-Chair)
- American Bar Association (Past Co-Chair, Public Contracts Section, Construction Division)
- Virginia Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Maryland Bar Association
Andrew is a frequent lecturer and author addressing construction and government contracts issues before various trade associations. He has served as an Adjunct Professor on the topic of Practical Construction Law (CE 581) at The Catholic University of America. He is also active in Rotary International charitable activities and is a frequent lecturer concerning grant issuance and program effectuation.
- “Major Changes to DC Mechanic's Lien Law Provide Simpler, More Reasonable Protections,” Building Washington, July 2006 (co-author).
- “What Every Practitioner Should Know about Pass-Through Claims,” Virginia Construction and Public Contracts Seminar, November 2018 (co-author).