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Our Role in Your Operations

Our attorneys provide strategic counsel in the development and submission of proposals as well as fulfillment of federal contracts and grants. We partner with clients throughout the process – from initial review of procurement documents through to source selection, contract performance and negotiations. One of our strengths is the proactive approach we take by designing and conducting understandable and business-friendly in-house training programs. We regularly assist clients in the development and implementation of their business ethics and compliance programs and help them understand the seemingly ever-changing federal regulations and requirements.

Our team also regularly assists companies of all sizes, from large multinational to small and mid-sized businesses, with understanding and mastering the following:

  • Affirmative Action Plans

    • Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)
    • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) Audits
  • Bid Protests

    • Government Accountability Office, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and Agency
    • State and Local
  • Claim Preparation, Prosecution and Defense

    • Acceleration Claims
    • Changes
    • Compliance with FAR Table 15-2 & TINA Certification
    • Differing Site Conditions
    • Delay Claims
    • Scope Changes
    • Suspension of Work
    • Lost Labor Productivity/Cumulative Impact Claims
    • Termination for Convenience Settlement Proposals
    • Wrongful Termination Challenges
  • Compliance Issues

    • Buy American Act, including FAR clauses 52.225-1 through 24

      • Commercially Off the Shelf (COTS) Exceptions
    • Change Order Accounting (FAR clause 52.243-1)
    • Contractor Code of Business Ethics (FAR clause 52.203-13)

      • Developing ethics and compliance programs to protect against alleged violations of government contract laws such as the Service Contract Act, Walsh Healey Public Contracts Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Davis-Bacon Act.
    • FAR Cost Accounting Principles, including CAS and Modified CAS coverage
    • Federal Small Business Subcontracting Plans (FAR clause 52.219-9)

      • Developing compliant small business subcontracting plans.
      • Electronic Subcontractor Reporting system (eSRS)
    • Office of Inspector General Investigations
    • Preparation and Implementation of company level Federal Ethics and Compliance Programs.
  • Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (CDA)
  • Cost Accounting Matters

    • Cost Allowability and Allocability Issues
    • Defective Pricing Issues
    • Navigating DCAA and DCMA Audits
    • DCAA’s Contract Audit Manual
  • Defense of Proposed Suspensions and Debarments

    • Department of Defense
    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • General Services Administration
    • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Export Control – International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

    • Assistance with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)
    • Commodity Jurisdiction Requests
    • Internal Compliance Programs
    • Internal Investigations and Defense of Alleged Violations of ITAR, OFAC and BIS Laws and Regulations
    • ITAR Compliance
    • Technical Assistance Agreements
  • False Claims Act Defense (Civil and Criminal)

    • Agency Office of Inspector General Investigations
    • Assistant U.S. Attorney Investigations
    • Civil Frauds, Department of Justice Investigations
    • Internal Investigations
    • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and other Agency FAR Supplements

    • Compliance Training
    • Advice
  • Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 (FERA)
  • GSA Schedule Contracts, including Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs)

    • Contractor Team Arrangements
  • Internal Investigations
  • Performance Evaluation Challenges

    • ACASS
    • CCASS
    • FAPIIS
  • Protection of Intellectual Property

    • Rights in Data (FAR clauses 52.227-1 through 23)
  • Qui Tam Litigation under the Civil False Claims Act
  • Resolution of Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI)(FAR Subpart 9.5)

    • “Biased Ground Rules” cases
    • “Impaired Objectivity” cases
    • “Unequal Access to Information” cases
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Regulations

    • Navigating the SBA application process for 8(a), SDVOSB, HUBZone, EDWOSB, and other socio-economic programs.
    • Performance Requirements including Limitations on Subcontracting
    • Guidance on the SBA’s Rules of Affiliation
    • Size Protests & Defense of Size Protest Appeals before the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA)
    • SBA 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Agreements
    • Teaming Arrangements, including joint venture agreements
  • Termination for Convenience Settlement Proposals
    • Preparation
    • Negotiation
    • Prosecution as a claim if denied by the Contracting Officer.
  • Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)