The federal government is the largest consumer of goods and services in the world. Add state and local government acquisition levels and the importance of successfully navigating this market cannot be underestimated. The Firm is committed to helping our clients succeed in this regulated marketplace.
Shulman Rogers has an active and growing Government Contracts Practice Group. The Firm’s attorneys have deep experience representing government contractors and subcontractors of all sizes. We also represent municipalities (cities, counties and states) in procurement activities such as drafting, issuance and analysis of procurement vehicles. Our unique combination of skills means we bring substantial government and private sector expertise to address the issues our clients face. We have also counseled clients with performance problems, crisis and risk management, proactive diligence, regulatory inquiries, investigations, audits, parallel proceedings, facility and personal security clearances, size issues, and international business relationships. We also offer litigation and dispute resolution expertise for protests, claims, or other similar issues.
The Government Contracts Practice Group also offers a robust transactional practice. The Firm handles all aspects of transactions as well as counseling lenders, borrowers, and sources of equity in financing government receivables and conducting proactive diligence on their government contractor targets. This diligence is designed to preserve value by reducing or mitigating the growing Sentencing Guidelines and Suspension and Debarment risk facing contractors.
The Firm offers a full range of legal services to its government contracts clients, including:
- Bid Preparation and Analysis
- Business Operations Consulting
- Compliance Counseling
- Contracting Under the Affordable Care Act
- Managing OFCCP, FLSA, ADA, title VII, and applicable Affirmative Action requirements
- Intellectual Property Protection
- International Issue such as BAA, TAA, FMS, direct commercial contracting and foreign ownership and control/CFIUS issues
- Service Contract Act, Davis Bacon Act and other labor and benefits issues
- Small Business Issues
- Personal and Facility Security Clearance Issues
- Prime/Subcontractor Disputes
- False Claims Act
- Suspension/Debarment Defense
- Fraud Defense
- Acquisition or Financing Risk Mitigation/Performance Problems diligence focused on preserving value and preventing problems
- Financing Government Contracts
- Compliance and Risk Reviews