Christie Alvarez focuses her practice in the area of government contracts. She has extensive firsthand experience and insight into the source selection process, bid protests, post-award contract management, and Inspector General oversight across multiple executive agencies and industries.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Christie was a Senior Government Contracts Attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy. While there, she served as litigation counsel for several multi-billion dollar bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and advised Contracting Officers and Senior Department Officials on cradle to grave contract matters. 

In 2017, Christie was appointed by the Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General to the U.S. Department of Justice, as as the Department of Justice Fellow to the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE). In that role, she led the development and implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management System for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Inspector General, and spearheaded a legislative initiative on behalf of the entire Inspector General Community to combat fraud, waste and abuse.

Christie also spent over seven years as a Contracting Officer for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She held an Unlimited Warrant and performed all aspects of the solicitation, award and post-award management of several complex mission support single and multiple award contracts.