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
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