Government Contracts


“From contract formation to interpretation to litigation, they handle the full spectrum and they do it as one, cohesive, disciplined, fighting unit.’” — Testimonial given to the Legal 500 United States 2023

We Focus on the Most Important Mission: Yours

In a rapidly changing and uncertain world, government contractors need trusted advisers who serve as a seamless extension of their business. Blank Rome’s preeminent Government Contracts practice brings a singular focus on client service to help BGOV200 contractors, growth-focused companies, and investors succeed in this dynamic industry.

Client Service Principles

Our decades-long record of achievement for our clients is built upon an unwavering commitment to our client service principles, rooted in Blank Rome’s core values of respect for the individual, the community, and the law.

We Put People First

Client relationships and satisfaction are at the center of everything we do. We strive constantly to better understand our clients and their business objectives, and we foster an inclusive and supportive culture that encourages our team to bring their unique experiences, skills, talents, and perspectives to our work and help our clients succeed.

We Deliver Results Together

Excellence and teamwork drive results. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work: responsiveness, communication, creativity, problem solving, and hard work. We collaborate as a unified practice to build the trust necessary to help our clients solve their most pressing challenges.

We Invest

Our client service teams are better advocates by thoughtfully and respectfully engaging with our clients, communities, and each other. We participate actively in the organizations and forums that support the aerospace, defense, and government services industry—and our local communities—so we are better placed to serve our clients.

We Do the Right Thing

We act with integrity, treat others with fairness and respect, take ownership, and do what we say. And we believe diverse teams are essential to the best problem solving and client service.

Our Team

With more than 60 professionals supporting our aerospace, defense, and government services industry team across the firm, our market-leading team brings a diverse mix of experience and bench strength to help clients navigate their most pressing issues: bid protests, claims and disputes, government investigations and False Claims Act defense, mergers and acquisitions, employment issues, insurance recovery, intellectual property, suspension and debarment, and international contracting.

Recognition & Thought Leadership

We have earned national and international recognition from leading publications and groups, including Chambers USA; Legal 500; Law360 Practice Group of the Year, MVP, and Rising Stars; Legal 500 Rising Stars; and The International Legal Alliance. Our chair, Justin A. Chiarodo, was named a BTI Client Service All-Star MVP 2020–2022.

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  • Successfully represented major transportation vehicle manufacturer as intervenor in a Court of Federal Claims bid protest against the U.S. Postal Service award of a six-billion-dollar contract to our client the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (“NGDV”) fleet.
  • Represented a provider of specialized capabilities to priority programs within the defense and intelligence communities, in its sale to a major engineering company for an enterprise value of $590M.
  • Assisted major clinical laboratory with negotiating multiple federal and state contracts and subcontracts for COVID-19 testing, allowing states nationwide to effectively respond to the pandemic by meeting the testing needs of their residents.
  • Successfully resolved two prime/subcontractor disputes for Department of Energy Management & Operating contractor: one was dismissed with prejudice following settlement; the other was dismissed with prejudice following settlement.
  • Secured contract award for a leading specialized engineering, scientific, and technical services company following a successful protest of a $1.7 billion, 10-year NASA program award, setting key new precedent on the consideration of M&A transactions in source selection decisions. 
  • Secured early summary judgment for a major defense manufacturer in defending a patent infringement suit filed in the Court of Federal Claims.
  • Represented a leading provider of engineering and technology solutions to the defense and intelligence communities, in its sale to a leading defense and space manufacturing company.


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