The Federal Government is not a dull-witted Goliath or paternal Uncle Sam, it's a super-corporation that employs qualified contracting officers and other subject matter experts, all of whom are charged at all times with treating contractors fairly.
Begin the fight with this in mind. Rely upon government contract lawyers like us who understand the sometimes conflicting, sometimes overlapping, always-expanding maze of federal statutes, regulations, directives and instructions. We respect the investment our clients make in us and act judiciously. When we challenge the government, we rely upon specialists to give us maximum punching power. Professionals in the areas of finance, contract audit, cost analysis and engineering, are often part of a team that always includes the client.
Contact us if you want to understand your claim for what it is: it's strengths and weaknesses; if you want help identifying arbitrary filing deadlines and otherwise protecting your rights; and if you want to maximize your potential recovery without violating the False Claims Act.
We litigate our clients' claims as if they were our own. Cost-sensitive, time-conscious advocacy is an approach that focuses on what's attainable, and never hesitates to leverage the most powerful weapon in every attorney's arsenal-the truth.
We work in a variety of forums including state and federal district courts; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, federal and state boards of contract appeals, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit. We handle disputes involving contract claims, disputes between subcontractors and prime contracts, claims of tortious interference, qui tam suits under the Civil False Claims Act; and defense against white collar criminal allegations of false claims, including defective pricing, product substitution, and false certification of business size, debarment and suspension proceedings and arbitration.
We assist clients in bid protests before federal and state agencies, the Government Accountability Office and state boards of contract appeals, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; size protests before the SBA's Area Offices and Office of Hearings and Appeals; and appeals before the SBA's Office of Hearings and Appeals.
In addition to litigation and protests, our government contract lawyers assist clients with drafting and negotiating proposals, subcontracts, vertical and horizontal teaming agreements, financing agreements, requests for equitable adjustment, termination proposals, and Contract Disputes Act claims. We also provide compliance advice on export controls, federal labor laws, certifications, cost principles, Cost Accounting Standards, and other government contract subjects.
•Contract Claims (submission or appeal)
•White Collar Criminal Defense
•Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
•False Claims Act and Fraudulent Contractor Activities
•Suspension and Debarment
•Civil litigation and appeals
•Federal construction claims and litigation
•Subcontracting matters and compliance
•Teaming Agreements and joint ventures