Government Contracts Litigation
Our litigation team represents contractors in every forum where government contract disputes arise: the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office, the Boards of Contract Appeals, and federal and state courts.
We have guided clients through numerous complex bid protests, either defending their contract awards or challenging their competitors’ awards. We have helped clients avoid suspension, debarment, and the potential terminations for default. We have also represented clients in disputes with their subcontractors and teaming partners — commercial disputes that often have a heavy regulatory overlay and require specialized expertise to litigate well.
We are aggressive and creative litigators, skilled in crafting original arguments and confident when handling highly technical subjects. But we also have the judgment to advise when approaches other than litigation make sense and the experience to pursue these alternatives to a successful outcome.
Our team’s successes include
- Protesting the Department of Homeland Security’s award of a $450 million financial systems modernization contract before the GAO.
- Defeating a competitor’s Court of Federal Claims protest of a $250 million award by the Defense Information Systems Agency for satellite communications services.
- Defeating a GAO pre-award protest of a $600 million Air Force procurement of electronic warfare equipment.
- Defending the Department of Labor’s award of a $50 million financial management services contract against parallel fast-track bid protest proceedings before GAO and the Court of Federal Claims.
- Enjoining the Coast Guard from transferring our client’s work to a competitor via an unlawful sole-sourced task order.
- Convincing a federal agency to withdraw its termination of a client’s $300 million IT services contract for default by preparing an aggressive litigation response and previewing it with the agency.