Alexandra Elena Busch


Washington, D.C.

(202) 912-4862

(202) 861-1905

Alex counsels and represents owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in all phases of construction and dispute resolution. Alex has represented clients on a range of construction projects, including power plants, liquefied natural gas facilities, commercial buildings, and luxury multifamily buildings.

Before and during project performance, Alex gives her clients practical advice and counsels them to identify, mitigate, and avoid risks while protecting their interests. Alex guides her clients through project close-out and, when appropriate, she analyzes potential claims and defenses to equip her clients to make smart business decisions and generate creative solutions. 

When issues cannot be resolved short of formal proceedings, Alex represents her clients at all stages of state and federal litigation and domestic and international arbitrations — including appeals. She is an experienced commercial litigator who has handled matters involving construction and design defects, delay and disruption claims, claims for nonpayment, bond claims, mechanic’s liens, and claims for equitable remedies. 

Alex earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from James Madison University and her law degree, cum laude, from George Mason University School of Law. While in law school, Alex represented petitioners in state court civil proceedings using her third year practice certificate and served as an extern to The Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr., at the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Alex also taught legal research and writing to first-year law students and was selected to compete in an international commercial arbitration moot in Vienna, Austria.



Alexandra Busch Named a 2020 ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow

August 31, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Alexandra Busch, associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been named an ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow for 2020.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 20, 2020

Super Lawyers has named 14 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Two More Construction Law Attorneys to its Washington D.C. Office

October 07, 2019

Cozen O’Connor today announced attorneys Christopher M. Sweeney and Alexandra E. Busch have joined its Washington D.C. Construction Law practice, bringing to four the number of lawyers who have joined the fast-growing practice in just the past two weeks.


Now is the Time for Construction Impact Claims [Alert]

June 02, 2020

Chris Sweeney and Alex Busch explain why now could be the perfect moment for contractors to draw a baseline and measure the impacts to date and start measuring future impacts.

UPDATE: Several Midwest States Close Non-Essential Businesses – Potential Construction Impacts

April 10, 2020

Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, and Alex Busch detail the various stay-at-home orders issued by Midwest states and the impact of each on the construction industry.

D.C. Closes Non-Essential Businesses, Restricts Sick Employees of Essential Businesses [Alert]

March 31, 2020

Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, Kelly Trout, and Alex Busch discuss the D.C. mayor's order closing all non-essential businesses and how it impacts the construction industry.

Maryland and Virginia Close “Non-Essential” Business [Alert]

March 30, 2020

Christopher Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, Kelly Trout, and Alex Busch discuss how the Maryland and Virginia executive orders will impact the construction industry.

COVID-19 Construction Update: NJ, NY, DE, and PA Close Businesses

March 27, 2020

Nicholas Berenato, Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, and Alex Busch review the executive orders from the governors of Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and the impact on the construction industry.

West Coast States Close Businesses Due to COVID-19 [Alert]

March 25, 2020

Chris Sweeney, Stephen Seeger, Jesse Keene, and Alex Busch discuss orders in California, Oregon, and Washington closing businesses due to coronavirus.


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • James Madison University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in DC for Construction Litigation: 2020
  • ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow: 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" 2021
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court -- Maryland
  • Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, D.C. Chapter – Co-Chair of Credentialing Committee
  • Washington Building Congress, Hammerheads Committee Member
  • DC Volunteer Lawyers Project Junior Board Member
  • National Women’s History Museum, Council XIX Member