Conducting business with the government can be both rewarding and challenging. An essential component of success is guidance from legal counsel who can navigate the intricacies of government contracting. With the application of such laws and regulations as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Contract Disputes Act, the Truth in Negotiations Act, the Service Contract Act, the Small Business Act, the Competition in Contracting Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), requirements for contractors at all levels have increased. Government contractors need lawyers who understand the myriad regulatory requirements and can offer practical solutions to problems that arise on a day-to-day basis.
Our government contracts attorneys have substantial experience in every phase of contractual and disputes processes, whether at the federal, state or local level. In fact, many of our attorneys have served in the federal government, including in the Departments of Justice, Defense and Transportation, as well as in the Central Intelligence Agency. This firsthand insight serves our clients well when they face the complexities of the contracting and compliance processes.
Our attorneys are in daily contact with clients, advising them on a multitude of issues and business strategies for dealing with this unique customer. In addition to being counselors, our attorneys are seasoned litigators who have advocated our clients' interests before numerous federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Moreover, we regularly litigate disputes at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), and pursue and defend bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
We also routinely represent companies in small business size status protests, including appeals before the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. We have defended clients being prosecuted under the False Claims Act and those facing suspension and debarment from government work. We are well-versed in alternative dispute resolution techniques, including arbitration and mediation.