Government contracting can be a maze. We’ll be your guide.
Government contracting in today’s marketplace presents both great opportunities and challenges. Public-sector customers rely on contractors more than ever, but contractors face heightened risks presented by an increasingly competitive landscape, ever-changing regulations, and aggressive enforcement. Our government contracts attorneys provide the resources, deep experience, and client-focused service necessary to help contractors successfully navigate these risks and achieve their business objectives.
We lead the way with proven experience in all aspects of government contracts law, from the fundamentals to high-stakes litigation and investigations.
The U.S. Government spent more than $470 billion on prime contracts awarded in fiscal 2016.
We draw on the diverse experience of a deep bench of attorneys focused exclusively on government contracts law and litigation. Our team includes recognized leaders in the government contracts bar, many of whom are former senior agency counsel, government trial attorneys, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys. Whether your business needs strategic counseling or guidance on high-stakes matters—from bid protests to government audits and investigations—we advocate for you.
Our clients span the industry, from companies new to the public sector to those in the Fortune 500, and include leaders in the defense, professional services, information technology, maritime, aviation, healthcare, energy, and construction sectors.
How We Can Help
- bid protests at the Government Accounting Office ("GAO") or the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- contracts disputes
- corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, and due diligence
- defense industry cybersecurity issues
- domestic preferences
- employment issues in government contracting
- ethics compliance advice, audits and plans
- expeditionary and contingency contracting
- Export Controls, Buy America Act, ITAR, CFIUS, EAC, OFAC, and the Trade Agreement Act
- False Claims Act ("FCA") and procurement fraud
- federal grants
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)
- government audits and investigations
- government claims and disputes
- government relations
- GSA schedule and commercial item contracts
- healthcare contracting
- schedule contracting
- small business subcontracting
- state and local government procurements
- suspension and debarment
Our strengths lie in handling clients’ most challenging government contracts matters, particularly those requiring an interdisciplinary approach drawing on the knowledge of the Firm’s many complementary practices.
Our approach focuses on bringing the right resources, counsel, and capabilities to resolve our clients’ issues, whether it be advising on a new regulatory development or guiding a client through a bet-the-company government investigation.
We routinely handle any kind of legal issue a government contractor may encounter, including government cost, accounting and pricing issues; audits and investigations; Multiple Award Schedule procurements; contract performance claims; terminations; mandatory disclosure issues; FCA litigation; and compliance matters.
What Sets Us Apart
- Our team is the foundation of our success, with more than 20 attorneys focused exclusively on government contracts law and litigation, including all aspects of procurement law. This gives our clients both depth and breadth of experience—ranging from regulatory matters to disputes and litigation to transactions.
- We are best known for success in dispute resolution and litigation, compliance and enforcement, False Claims Act cases, and bid protests.
- We are one of only a handful of practices that can handle the most sophisticated litigation, counseling, and transactional matters for government contractors.
- We are recognized by Legal 500 and are one of only 20 practices ranked nationally in Chambers USA. In 2017, our clients praised us for our “depth and breadth of expertise in the government area” and for serving as “good business and legal advisers in the government law arena.”
- We pride ourselves on our responsiveness, efficiency, collaboration, and client service, and are honored to be recognized for our leading capabilities in the industry.
- Clients benefit from our attorneys’ broad range of industry and government experience, with members of our team having previously served as federal prosecutors, federal agency attorneys, GAO attorneys, and in-house counsel.
- Our Government Contracts Navigator blog provides insight and analysis on emerging issues facing the government contracting industry, from new statutes and regulations to enforcement trends to major cases of interest. We provide regular, practical guidance on these developments to legal and compliance professionals and others supporting the missions of public customers nationwide.