Businesses contracting in the public sector have significant opportunities – which come with significant compliance risks and pitfalls. Attorneys in McGuireWoods’ Government Contracts Practice have detailed knowledge of government regulation, a broad understanding of public procurement strategy, and critical expertise engaging with government agencies to provide clients with the confidence to engage and, if necessary, confront the government on their home turf. Based in the Washington, DC, metro area, McGuireWoods Government Contracts Practice 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, attorneys
maintaining active security clearances, and the legal know-how to efficiently
achieve outstanding results for clients. The capabilities of our full-service
Government Contracts Practice include all types of government investigations and
enforcement matters, including False Claims Act investigations; Defense Contract
Audit Agency (DCAA) and other audit assistance; bid protests; government
contract claims; classified defense and intelligence contract negotiations and
counseling; procurement counseling; cybersecurity counseling, and export control
counseling and enforcement. And we provide these services to clients ranging
from the largest top defense contractors to small businesses and startup
technology firms across the defense and national security, intelligence,
aerospace, service, technology, construction, energy, and other sectors.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT INVESTIGATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT
We leverage the enforcement expertise within McGuireWoods’ nationally recognized
White Collar and Government Investigations Group to offer clients comprehensive
representation on government contract-related investigations and enforcement
actions involving the Department of Justice, agency inspectors general, and
military criminal investigative services.
BID AND SIZE PROTESTS
Our lawyers understand the importance of challenging flawed agency
solicitations at the earliest stage. We regularly try to resolve potential
disputes over procurements through informal means with the contracting officer
and other source-selection officials, and our team has extensive experience with
protests at procuring agencies and the Government Accountability Office (GAO),
as well as at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Small Business
Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, and state fora.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT CLAIMS AND OTHER LITIGATION
Our attorneys have engaged in significant litigation with defense and
civilian federal agencies, including in matters filed at the Armed Services
Board of Contract Appeals and at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
PROCUREMENT COUNSELING AND TRANSACTIONAL SUPPORT
We help clients win government contracts, comply with an extensive array of
regulatory requirements, negotiate teaming agreements and subcontracts, and
defend DCAA audits and other agency inquiries. With several attorneys holding
active clearances, we also regularly advise clients on matters involving
intelligence community platforms and contracts.