Federal Government Contracting law

As the world’s largest customer, the U.S. Federal Government presents unique business nuances and challenges.  Our deep knowledge and experience in Government Contractor operations and strategy provides specialized legal solutions to navigate through the numerous intricacies of doing business with the United States.

We provide government contractors with legal expertise and effective solutions with an affordable alternative to high hourly rates demanded by many large firms.  We assist clients through all phases of the government contractor’s business, including, strategic planning, operations and business development.  Government contractors have unique challenges and we have the experience and knowledge to proactively identify, mitigate and avoid potential contractual, civil and criminal risks. 

We offer a wide range of government contracting law solutions that actively manage risk, including:

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Corporate Compliance

We assess risk to determine compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements and develop mitigation strategies to avoid risk. We assist with internal audits and develop policies and procedures for compliance with numerous federal requirements. 

Representative services:

  • creation and compliance with policies and procedures

  • government approved accounting and purchasing systems

  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits and pricing application

  • time and expense tracking and recording assessment

  • Information Security and notice-of-breech

  • defective pricing under Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)

  • privacy requirements

Bid and Proposal

We provide experienced counsel in assessing clients’ proposals, subcontracting approaches and model contract to ensure compliance and advice clients’ on requirements imposed by the resultant contract. 

Representative services:

  • proposal review and legal risk assessment

  • government contract risk identification and mitigation

  • non-disclosure and teaming agreements

  • joint venture agreements

  • compliance matrix and pre-award internal compliance review

  • draft subcontract agreements

  • bid protests

  • post-award contract transition counsel, including HR guidance and training, compliance and contract analysis 

Labor and Employment

Employment requirements for government contractors pose additional challenges than those of other businesses. We bring the expertise to keep our clients compliant and avoid workforce disruption. 

Representative services:

  • ethics and mandatory disclosure

  • non-discriminatory practices in hiring counsel

  • compliance with E-Verify, Davis Bacon Act, Walsh Healy Act, Service Contract Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, EEO requirements and wage and hour matters

  • drug testing / background verification policy

  • collective bargaining agreements

  • Affirmative Action Plans

  • investigation of harassment claims

  • defense of matters before the Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

Small Business matters

We advise small businesses across multiple socio-economic U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs on availability to our clients and requirements.  We provide counsel on applying and maintaining small business status and its benefits. 

Representative services: 

  • joint ventures and teaming agreements

  • mentor-protégé agreements

  • application to and maintaining women-owned, veteran-owned, service disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, and 8(a) programs

  • defense of size-standard, ostensible subcontracting and SBA status claims

  • impact of corporate structure as it relates to SBA programs

  • assist large businesses in creating required small business subcontracting plans

False Claims Act and Fraud

We provide counsel regarding the different ethical obligations that are required of government contractors with respect to illegal gratuities, false statements and claims, procurement integrity and organizational conflicts of interest (OCI).  

Representative services: 

  • creation of code of ethics 

  • training and education of employees on ethical obligations

  • internal audits and investigations

  • procedures to avoid, mitigate and disclose OCI

  • defense of False Claims Act or other fraud civil or criminal matters

General business

We provide counsel in ordinary business matters with special emphasis the additional requirements brought on by working with the Federal Government.  Our core goal is your business success and a strong foundation is key when performing government contracts. 

Representative services: 

  • forming business entities

  • negotiation and creating necessary documents for business purchase or sale

  • defense of business disputes

  • participation and preparation for board and shareholder meetings

  • drafting and negotiating supplier, real estate and other commercial contracts

  • developing crisis communication plans and protocols, and serving as the point of contact when crises do arise