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Government Contracts

Miles & Stockbridge's Government Contracts lawyers have decades of experience helping clients of all sizes, across industries, doing business directly or indirectly with international, federal, state and local governments. 

Our lawyers counsel on the full range of procurement issues, litigate successfully before international, federal, state and local forums and assist clients with transactions involving public and private organizations that do business with public entities. Our lawyers understand the cutting edge of developing areas of procurement law and policy.  Some examples include counseling on recent developments in cost accounting systems and pricing, export controls, FEMA Public Assistance pilot program grants, organizational conflicts of interest, security and cybersecurity, and technical data rights. We are engaged in innovative public-private partnership and renewable energy initiatives.  Each client works with the lawyer or team of lawyers best suited to efficiently and effectively handle – and resolve – each matter.

COMPREHENSIVE CAPABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE

Our government contracts lawyers have extensive experience with the widest range of contract and other mechanisms for doing business with government entities, including:

  • Prime contracts and subcontracts
  • Schedule contracts
  • Concession contracts
  • Cooperative agreements
  • Energy savings performance contracts
  • Grants
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Real property leases and other transactions
  • Utility GSA areawide contracts

Procurement issues on which we have been engaged include:

  • Bid protests
  • Business and regulatory counseling, including audits, domestic preference requirements (Buy America, Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act), compliance systems, ethics, labor laws and socioeconomic programs
  • Claims
  • Commercial items
  • Cost/CAS
  • Counterfeit parts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data rights
  • Energy savings performance contracts
  • Export controls and trade sanctions
  • False Claims Act
  • Federal Supply Schedule
  • Financing transactions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Grant recipient and sub-recipient procurement system requirements
  • Internal investigations
  • International contracting
  • Joint ventures and teaming arrangements
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Mandatory disclosures
  • Mergers and acquisitions (buyer and seller; domestic and international)
  • Public Law 85-804 Indemnification
  • SAFETY Act
  • Small and disadvantaged business provisions
  • Suspension and debarment
  • White Collar criminal defense

Our practical business experience covers representing government contractors in:

  • Aviation
  • Aerospace
  • Cloud computing
  • Construction
  • Cybersecurity
  • Defense
  • Energy
  • Environmental remediation
  • Financial services
  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Life sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Real estate
  • Renewable energy
  • Retailing
  • Services
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

We litigate in all forums:

  • At the federal level, we represent clients in bid protests at the General Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Federal Circuit, claims by and against prime contractors and subcontractor sponsored claims at the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Federal Circuit;

  • At the state and local level, bid protests, prime contractor/subcontractor disputes and other actions involving state and local procurement agencies in federal, state and local courts and before state and local agency forums; and

  • At the international level, disputes under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  We also design and participate in various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings including arbitrations, mediations, and mini-trials. 

We consult with our colleagues in our Corporate, Environmental, Labor, IP, Litigation, Real Estate, Tax, Business, Torts and White Collar practices, among others, to assemble a team of the most directly knowledgeable lawyers to address each client’s issues.  Our bench includes former government procurement lawyers, a principal who served in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, a trial lawyer who has litigated some of the largest and most complex contract claims against the federal government, and someone with whom corporate counsel can identify – a former General Counsel of a significant government contractor.

We understand that knowledge of the law, the forum, your industry and your objectives are prerequisites when selecting counsel.  We also understand that choosing lawyers that can marshal the right team, master the massive record, provide reasoned and seasoned advice and efficient and effective advocacy is crucial for success – and you expect nothing less.

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