Government Contracts

Growing government business requires detailed knowledge of government regulations as well as broad understanding of public procurement strategy. Based in the Washington, D.C., metro area, McGuireWoods’ attorneys leverage strong defense and national security credentials to provide full-service government contracting services across the spectrum of the procurement process.

Our team, which includes former senior officials at the Department of Justice, former U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps litigators, and other former military services members, has substantial operational experience, Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearances and the legal know-how to efficiently achieve outstanding results for clients. McGuireWoods’ capabilities include government contract investigations and enforcement matters, classified defense and intelligence contract negotiations and counseling, procurement counseling, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and other audit assistance, government contract claims, bid protests, False Claims Act investigations, cybersecurity counseling, and export control counseling and enforcement. And we provide these services to clients in the defense and national security, intelligence, technology, construction, aerospace, energy and other sectors.

We counsel clients throughout the procurement process, beginning with strategic assessments of particular contract opportunities and possible pitfalls. After a contract is awarded, we help clients perform audits and establish procedures to ensure compliance with numerous certification requirements regarding pricing, procurement integrity, and environmental and employment regulations.

Our lawyers understand the importance of challenging flawed agency solicitations at the earliest stage to preserve a client’s rights as a contractor. We try to resolve potential disputes over procurements through informal means with the contracting officer or other source-selection officials. However, if a client is not selected for a contract award, or its award is protested by another bidder or offeror, we can move quickly to file or intervene in a protest with the procuring agency or Government Accountability Office (GAO), or to seek or respond to a preliminary injunction motion in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, or state panels.

McGuireWoods handles significant employment litigation matters, including discrimination claims and issues arising out of theft of confidential or proprietary information, as well as investigations for top defense contractors, including in the False Claims Act arena.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 M&A firms in the world, McGuireWoods attorneys advise on classified services contracts, buy- and sell-side mergers and acquisitions involving defense and national security companies, and assets.

McGuireWoods’ government contracts team works closely with lawyers from the firm’s government investigations practice to offer clients comprehensive representation on government contract-related investigations and enforcement actions involving the Department of Defense, DOJ and other agencies.

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    Fortune 200 bank

    Performed research and analysis across 50 states to identify both E911 compliance and professional voice locations that need to comply with E911 legislation.


    Protested a Government Award

    Protested a government award for a $40M logistics and support services contract.


    One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

    Negotiated the contract for the purchase of the electric distribution system at Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia and its proposed 50-year service on behalf of a power and energy company with the U.S. Army.


    Energy company

    Drafted the government contractors hand book for providing foods and services to the government.


    One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

    Negotiated the second phase of a $190M offshore wind electric generation research and development project to be located along the Continental Shelf off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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