Maximizing recoveries & preserving relationships
Claims, disputes, and equitable adjustments are regrettably a common feature of public contracting. Successfully navigating the claims process requires both strong dispute resolution skills and deep knowledge of the unique aspects of claims practice in public procurement.
How We Can Help
Blank Rome’s government contracts attorneys have decades of experience maximizing recoveries on contractor claims involving some of the largest contractors and government programs, as well as successfully defending against government claims (including terminations for default and convenience).
Our government contracts practice, named 2018 “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360, handles claims, disputes, terminations, and equitable adjustments of all sizes, across all industry segments. We have considerable experience with claims involving privatization, infrastructure, terminations for default and convenience, and cost accounting matters. Our attorneys are experienced at drafting claims, pursuing innovative theories of entitlement, calculating methods of recovery and quantum, and litigating and settling claims to maximize client recoveries and protect their business relationships. Complementing our claims work, clients often consult with our team when pursuing contract changes, as this is often the precursor to filing a claim. Our services span the defense and civilian sectors, including the information technology, services, construction, manufacturing, supply, and health care verticals.
We are mindful of each client’s business objectives to marshal resources and maintain a positive relationship with its customer-agency; thus, we often seek to negotiate favorable settlements for our clients. However, if unable to reach settlement, we aggressively litigate claims in a variety of fora—including the Civilian and Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals and Court of Federal Claims—so that our clients receive the benefits of the contracts they were awarded. Please click here for representative examples of our experience successfully prosecuting and defending claims.