- International Practice
- Securities Regulation
- Climate Change
- Financial Institutions
- Labor and Employment
- Strategic Communications
- Corporate and Securities
- Financial Restructuring
- Educational Institutions
- Private Funds
- Intellectual Property
- Public Finance
- White Collar Defense
- Environmental Strategies
- Internal Investigations
- Real Estate and Projects
Government contractors compete in a world populated with complex procurement, performance and compliance issues. For federal contractors, all roads to success begin with an understanding of and familiarity with federal procurement law and regulations.
We represent bidders, contractors, underwriters, lenders, and third-party stakeholders in a wide range of public contracting and privatization matters. Our clients work in many industries, including energy and energy-related products; information technology; military products and services; aircraft manufacturing, maintenance and ground support equipment; security services; medical equipment and services; general manufacturing; construction and engineering services; shipbuilding; biotechnology; and real estate development and leasing.
We advise and advocate for our clients on a wide range of issues, including:
- Government contracts positioning
- Government investigations
- International Trade Regulation
- Regulatory challenges before administrative agencies and federal courts
- Executive branch and Congressional advocacy
- Legislative and regulatory strategies
- Political counseling
Comprehensive Capabilities and Credibility
We provide a complete and effective package of services to companies and organizations wishing to enter or expand their presence in the government marketplace, resolve a contract dispute, handle a bid protest, develop a compliance plan, export products, or who have become subjects of a government investigation or proceeding. Our background includes decades of business law and dispute resolution experience involving every aspect of the contracting process:
Getting the Contract
We help develop proposals for clients that effectively respond to the provisions of government requests for proposals and statements of qualifications.
We help clients bring, and defend themselves against, protests over the propriety of the government’s contract award process.
Complying with Laws and Regulations
We provide clients with hands-on familiarity with procurement law procedures and administrative law representations before federal departments and agencies. We also help develop and update compliance plans and training.
Resolving Claims and Disputes
We help resolve complex, high-level contract disputes and statutory and constitutional claims, and provide effective representation in internal investigations, False Claims Act and criminal defense proceedings.
Debarment and Suspension
We represent clients suspended from government contracting or proposed for debarment.
Investigation and Prosecution
Our government contracts and white collar criminal defense attorneys vigorously represent clients embroiled in state or federal investigations, including those by the Office of the Inspector General, the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies.
We advise contractors in complying with export control licensing negotiations. We represent contractors addressing voluntary disclosures and other proceedings involving alleged violations of these rules.
Foreign Trade and Ownership Concerns
We represent clients regarding various international trade regulation laws, such as those pertaining to export controls, Foreign Trade Zones, civil penalties, and related regulations of the United States Customs Service.