Government Contracts

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.


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Government 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.

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