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Government Contracts

Deep Industry Knowledge With an Insider’s Perspective

Our government contracts team provides litigation, transactional and regulatory advice to clients of all sizes, primarily for energy, finance and technology companies operating in the public sector marketplace. We combine deep industry knowledge with an insider’s perspective of this highly regulated environment.

We understand the unique challenges facing companies doing business with the government and help them find complete and efficient solutions that further their business objectives. Our team works with lawyers in other Bracewell practices on transactions involving government contractors, including on issues related to due diligence, novations, change-of-name agreements, foreign ownership and facility clearance.

In addition, we represent clients in government contracts litigation matters, including:

  • government and internal investigations, including matters related to procurement fraud, procurement integrity, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Byrd Amendment, public corruption, bid rigging, small business disputes and cost accounting
  • False Claims Act, including matters related to healthcare, defense and national security, food safety and inspections, federally insured loans and mortgages, highway funds, small business contracts, agricultural subsidies, disaster relief and import tariffs
  • bid protests, including both as intervenor and protestor
  • claims and disputes litigation, including matters under the Contract Disputes Act
  • ethics and compliance, including the establishment of compliance programs, corporate compliance reviews and trainings, and codes of conduct, policies and procedures required under the Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • Government Services Administration (GSA) and Veterans Administration (VA) scheduling contracts
  • suspension and disbarment
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Market-Leading Engagements

We have successfully handled sensitive and confidential matters for clients in the government contracts space.

  • Cannon Design, Inc. on the closeout of an administrative agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Communications network provider in federal contract and e-rate compliance advice
  • Data analytics company in providing assistance with GSA schedule contracting and the adoption of company software for federal contact centers
  • Information technology company in connection with contract counseling issues related to Defense Information Systems Agency and Department of the Navy technology contracts
  • Job Corps contractor in a successful appeal of a Department of Labor contracting officer decision that denied an overhead and general and administrative claim on a Job Corps contract to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
  • Large technology hardware company in numerous agreements using Other Transaction Authority (OTA)
  • Power generation company on general government contracting compliance advice
  • Public key infrastructure company that provides public key infrastructure (PKI) support to the Department of State in a successful representation in four-day jury trial over breach of contract matter