Defense & Aerospace

With strong defense and national security credentials, McGuireWoods lawyers leverage that experience to help clients address the business and legal challenges facing the aerospace and defense industry.

Strategically anchored in the Washington, D.C., area, our team includes former senior officials from the Department of Justice, including a former deputy attorney general and former head of DOJ’s National Security Division, former U.S. Navy and Marine Corps litigators, former military service members with extensive operational and technical experience with defense systems, and senior lawyers possessing active high-level clearances.

McGuireWoods attorneys represent clients before the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Government Accountability Office, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

McGuireWoods advises clients in 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 (FCA) investigations, cybersecurity counseling, and export control counseling and enforcement.

Our lawyers handle significant employment litigation, including discrimination claims and issues arising out of the theft of confidential or proprietary information, as well as investigations for top defense contractors, including in the FCA arena. The firm also assists clients with Service Contract Act compliance, wage and hour matters, compliance audits enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), including affirmative action audits, and compliance with other recent government policies impacting the management of employees.

The experience of McGuireWoods’ senior corporate aerospace and defense includes significant transactional matters, such as classified services contracts and buy- and sell-side mergers and acquisitions involving defense and national security companies and assets.

Working with the firm’s nationally recognized cybersecurity and data privacy team, McGuireWoods also advises on the development, procurement and employment of cyber tools and platforms and other sensitive technologies and services. We counsel clients on cyber risk assessments, compliance obligations, data management practice, and 24/7 incident response and remediation.

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