The procurement of goods and services by federal, state and local governments presents lucrative opportunities for a wide range of businesses. Each year, billions of dollars in government contracts are awarded to companies that are able to competitively offer the goods or services needed. It is critical that these companies have a clear understanding of the complex laws, regulations and contractual provisions involved in dealing with government agencies to help ensure that contracts are developed, executed and administered in a manner that maximizes benefits and minimizes risks. Additionally, businesses need to stay abreast of material changes emanating from regulatory and statutory bodies, which has led to a marked increase in oversight and investigations.
Our Government Contracting practice focuses on the full breadth of legal issues related to government contracts law, many of which are unique to government contracts. We have worked with clients on matters involving the majority of federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Energy and State; General Services Administration; Environmental Protection Agency; and Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as a wide range of state and municipal agencies.
We provide government contractors with a comprehensive range of legal services, enabling them to develop beneficial working relationships with government agencies while protecting their interests.
We represent and assist our clients in contract formation and post-award matters, including:
Litigation before and against the U.S. government requires highly specialized skills and knowledge of unique jurisdictions, venues, laws and regulations that are in many ways unlike more typical commercial litigation and contract issues. We represent clients in claims before and with procuring agencies; in various federal venues, including the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Civilian and Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals, Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition and other federal courts; and in state courts. We also represent clients before the GAO and SBA in connection with bid and size protests.
We assist and represent clients in the preparation, submission, prosecution and appeals of contract claims, including those in the following areas:
Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and teaming in the government contracts area present many issues involved in typical M&A transactions as well as considerations uniquely associated with government contracts. We provide counsel on transactional issues including:
We advise clients on internal and government investigations and audits and defending allegations concerning fraud, including:
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