Alyse Latour is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tampa office. Ms. Latour focuses her practice on litigation and corporate matters and represents a wide range of clients, from small startups to Fortune 100 companies. She advises clients on mergers and acquisitions as well as government contract issues involving federal, state and local government.

Ms. Latour counsels clients on corporate law and securities law matters, including public offerings and private placements of securities and venture capital investments. She also has extensive government contract litigation experience and has represented clients in bid protest actions before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Government Accountability Office involving billion-dollar contracts.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended a professional services contracting company against a $7.6 billion bid protest at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Defeated a challenge to a private military contractor's $1 billion contract awarded by the U.S. Army to train Afghan police
  • Successfully challenged the award of a $150 million contract to another bidder by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency for the acquisition of services under a comprehensive base operations and services contract
  • Successfully represented a client in responding to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, stemming from alleged improper acts undertaken by the predecessor of an acquired company
  • Represented a Fortune 500 government contractor in a "reverse" Freedom of Information Act case before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to enjoin the U.S. Navy from releasing the client's confidential commercial information related to its contract with the Navy
  • Obtained a favorable ruling from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims denying a disappointed bidder's challenge related to a $3.1 billion contract for launch services to resupply the International Space Station
  • Successfully represented a leading energy company in a $10.8 million dispute over a contract with the U.S. Air Force before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
  • Represented a private military contractor in defending its award of a Department of State contract for supplies and services in support of the Columbian Police Aviation program
  • Defeated a small business size challenge before the Small Business Administration, on behalf of a cybersecurity services firm   
  • Represented a space transport services company in its challenge to billions of dollars in sole-source contracts being awarded by the U.S. Air Force for the development and manufacturing of space launch vehicles
  • Represented a public housing authority in an ongoing litigation relating to a challenge of the legality of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's choice of contract vehicle

  • Represented an information technology consulting company in a merger with an aggregate purchase price of approximately $520 million
  • Served as counsel to a leading process equipment solutions company in preparing and filing a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 and an immediate shelf takedown for an underwritten public offering of 5.75 million shares of common stock
  • Represented a 50-year-old nonprofit organization that supports U.S. business interests abroad on corporate governance and related matters
  • Represented a Tokyo-based global IT and telecommunications services company in the cross border acquisition of a managed security services provider on government contracts issues
  • Advised a provider of cybersecurity and geospatial intelligence solutions for intelligence, defense and commercial customers on government contracts matters in its acquisition of another cybersecurity solutions company
  • Represented a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems in a $315 million merger
  • Guided a Tokyo-based company through the $1.4 billion acquisition of a U.S. government contractor
  • Represented a New York investment management services firm in the sale of its investment management services business, including the management of more than $325 million in individual and tax-exempt portfolios
  • Represented an India-based pharmaceutical company in entering into a strategic alliance with a U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company
  • Represented a network security company in its $2.7 billion sale of the company


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Virginia
  • Pro Bono Commission, Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference, Chair
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association