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Government contracting is a core industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Shulman Rogers has the depth of capabilities to offer a full spectrum of legal services to our contractor clients of all sizes.  We also provide "world leading" practice capabilities in specialty niches that have earned clients from across the globe.  The Firm is committed to helping our government contractor and subcontractor clients succeed in this highly regulated marketplace.  

Our practice is divided into key areas:  government contracts counseling; disputes and litigation; contractor ethics and compliance, internal investigations and disclosures; white collar defense of contractors and/or employees; real estate and leasing, corporate transactions and structured finance specifically for government contractors and subcontractors.  We also have capability to handle classified contracting issues. 

Led by a former Deputy General Counsel and Suspending and Debarring Official (acting) of the U.S. Air Force, Shulman Rogers' Government Contracts Practice also provides unique, affordable and proactive ethics and compliance assessments for government contractors designed to preserve value by reducing or mitigating the growing Sentencing Guidelines and Suspension and Debarment risk facing contractors.  Investors in contractors appreciate this additional assessment, and contractors use these benchmarking exercises to improve their level of ethical business operations.  

The Firm offers a full range of legal services to its government contracts clients, including the following recent engagements:  

COUNSELING:

  • Review requests for proposals, teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, contracts and subcontracts for legal issues, business risks and compliance needs for contractors of all sizes from world leaders to small businesses.
  • International business and government contracting issues counseling in the Foreign Military Sales, Direct Commercial Sales and ITAR/EAR areas.
  • Negotiate subcontracts for international transactions of military equipment in compliance with ITAR/Export Control regulations.
  • Advise concerning international advisor agreements for military sales.

FOCI/INTERNATIONAL OWNERSHIP ISSUES:

  • Mitigate Foreign Ownership and Control
  • Draft and oversee compliance with Special Security Agreements
  • Audits, reviews and reporting to DSS

LITIGATION:

  • Bid protest litigation at the federal and local levels
  • Claims before federal agencies, boards of contract appeal, and local procurement agencies
  • Won a security clearance appeal, successfully mitigating numerous foreign family and financial contacts, opening up a new line of business for a valued client.

INVESTIGATIONS:

  • Conducted internal investigations into suspected wrongdoing involving time mischarging and recruiting government employees.
  • Work with other leading law firms to coordinate delivery of investigation results to the government.

DISCLOSURES: 

  • Filed multiple mandatory disclosures for clients and used the collateral benefits of disclosure to limit and mitigate ongoing investigations.

SUSPENSION/DEBARMENT DEFENSE:

  • Successfully resolved two proposed debarments before DoD agencies.
  • Proactively met with DoD and civilian Debarring Officials to avoid suspension/proposed debarment altogether.

CLASSIFIED/CLEARED CONTRACTING:

  • Advise on risks in cleared contracting; draft policies and procedures to mitigate same.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Successfully defended, along with partners in other groups, two individuals facing charges for government contracts related misconduct.

CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL:  With partners in other groups, formed, grew, sold, or helped to acquire numerous small contractors, handling specialized government contracts aspects of the deals.

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