Aggressively Defending DOD Defense Contractors from Adverse Agency Actions. Nationwide and Overseas Help.
With law offices in Washington, DC and Colorado, the government contractor defense attorneys at Watson & Associates frequently handle high-level and complex litigation on behalf of small businesses and large DOD contractors across the United States and overseas.
Government Contractors Defense Law Firm Services
Our contractor defense law firm provides sound legal representation by:
- Quickly compiling case law and legal authority to support our position early
- Issues related to government contract labor rates
- False Claims Act litigation
- Procurement Fraud
- Bid protest defense and intervention
- Preparing experts in the event that litigation continues
- Develop an aggressive litigation and discovery approach
- Adequately preparing our clients for investigations and responding to agency request for documents
- Preparing or responding to discovery and evidentiary motions
- Preparing or responding to motions for summary judgment and other dispositive motions
- Preparing and responding to trial briefs and post-trial motions
When government contract disputes arise, or companies are faced with investigations our contractor lawyers provide CEOs with reliable legal advice and counsel.
Our practice areas include a wide range of federal procurement legal matters including False Claims Act violations, defective contractor product, suspension and debarment, procurement fraud, bid protest intervention and defense, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act actions and SBA small business fraud allegations.
Representation From Beginning to End: When federal contracting agencies decide to investigate DOD contractors, there is a 43% chance that an adverse action will result. Our procurement law and government contractor defense lawyers provide key solutions that minimize the impact.
We understand that getting the proper legal defense team is essential to protecting a company’s future of doing business with the federal government. Therefore, we have access to criminal defense lawyers and experts that can provide litigation support in high-profile cases.
Examples of Viable Contractor Defenses Default Terminations
Federal government contractors may at some face a termination for default decision. As in any legal dispute, lawyers will look at the alleged statutory violation and make clients available to sue any potential legal defense to the agency’s actions. The following are example available contractor defenses to a termination for default:
Excusable Delay: Not all termination for cause decisions are valid. However, companies should be familiar with the standard FAR clause that address contract terminations. There are available contractor defenses for example if the basis for terminating the contract stems from a delay was “beyond the control and without the fault or negligence” of the contractor. A government contractor defense lawyer would also have to make sure that any alleged excusable delays were unforeseeable.
Defective Specifications and Impossibility: Another government contract defense is to show that the government furnished defective specification and it was, therefore, impossible to perform. Such defects can include defects in specifications range from inconsistencies, legibility problems, and ambiguities.
Watson’s government procurement defense lawyers help DOD defense contractors in all states regarding litigation, appeals, and trial matters. We provide government contract litigation defense for federal small businesses and large DoD contractors in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Cities in which our Washington DC federal government contractor defense lawyers and consultants include Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; and Tampa, FL.
Information for DOD Contractors
Call Our Federal Government Contractor Defense Lawyers
Call 1-866-601-5518 or contact us by e-mail to arrange an initial free confidential and informative consultation with experienced government contractor defense lawyers. We represent DOD contractors and companies in all states including Virginia, Washington, DC, MD and CO. The firm offers a free initial case evaluation with no obligation.