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Government Contracts

Business processes are strikingly different when the Government is your customer or you receive Government grants. Our team provides all the specialized services to obtain, perform and keep Government contracts and grants – and to navigate successfully the statutes, regulations, investigations, audits and other procedures that are integral to doing business with the Government.

Arent Fox is an industry leader in handling the toughest bet-the-company Government contract and grants problems – yet we also stand out for our ability to handle cost-effectively your day-to-day Government contracts and grants issues.

We know our clients’ businesses extremely well – and we work with them to develop tailored strategies. We are able to then advocate, as necessary, within all Executive agencies, the courts, the contracts appeals boards, and Congress.

Our Work

Our lawyers have unsurpassed experience providing legal advice and representation involving Government contracts and grants, including:

Our lawyers have unsurpassed experience providing legal advice and representation involving Government contracts and grants, including:

  • Formation of all types of Government contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and other transactions – including major systems contracts, GSA schedule contracts, and small/disadvantaged/veterans business contracts.
  • Litigation of bid protests, claims, and other legal actions.
  • Investigations by Government entities: DOJ, Inspectors General, agency criminal investigative services, and Congressional committees.
  • Company internal investigations – and disclosures to the Government.

  • The False Claims Act and other civil and criminal statutes – we have successfully represented clients in dozens of Government investigations and lawsuits (including whistleblower actions) under these statutes.
  • Ethics and compliance programs, internal controls and related training.
  • Suspension and debarment – and related monitorships.
  • Accounting and financial processes associated with Government contracts and grants – including time keeping, cost accounting, pricing, and audits by DCAA and others. We have successfully represented dozens of clients in Government audits, and in challenging determinations of DCAA and others.
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, teaming arrangements, license agreements, and subcontracts that involve Government contractors.
  • Protection of rights in intellectual property ( patents, copyrights, technical data, software) under Government contracts.
  • Cybersecurity under Government contracts.
  • National industrial security – including security clearances; mitigation of foreign ownership control and influence (FOCI), and the CFIUS (Exon-Florio) process.
  • All aspects of contracting in classified environments and with the intelligence agencies.

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