We have represented numerous entities and individuals in suspension and debarment matters before various federal agencies. We have advised clients during investigations on the administrative risks and strategies for avoiding being excluded from public sector business, as well as represented clients after they have been suspended or proposed for debarment. We have helped negotiate several administrative agreements on behalf of clients to avoid being excluded.
Recent Notable Matters
Cartwright International Van Lines — represented company in criminal price fixing conspiracy case related to freight forwarding of military personnel household items. The team negotiated settlement of criminal charges as well as parallel civil False Claims Act case. An administrative settlement agreement was negotiated with the Army to avoid debarment related to criminal plea.*
Company executive — successfully represented a senior corporate officer of a publicly traded company when he was suspended by the General Services Administration after he was sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission*
Publicly traded company — successfully represented an energy firm when it was proposed for debarment by the Department of Interior after settling allegations of regulatory violations while drilling on federal lands*
* Work completed prior to Bracewell