Protect Your Company's Financial Future, Avoid Fines and Penalties.
The Washington, DC law firm of Watson & Associates, LLC provides in-depth government contract litigation experience to small businesses and large DOD contractors facing adverse actions or investigations from agencies such as Homeland Security, Department of Justice (DOL), SEC or congressional investigations. The lawyers practicing with our Government Contracts Litigation and Investigations practice group have litigated numerous government contract protests and disputes and gained favorable outcomes in many circumstances. Our attorneys help you to minimize adverse impact to your business future.
We provide contracts litigation defense in many areas including:
Our Government Contracts Litigation and Investigations group bring over two decades of federal government procurement experience to your contract dispute. We understand that developing a sound strategy at the beginning of each litigation case increases the chances of a more favorable result.
When it comes to government contract investigation defense, our goal is to give you clear direction and truthful opinions so that you can make an informed decision. to develop a winning strategy for local, state, federal and foreign government contract cases.
From our Washington, DC or Colorado offices, our attorneys aggressively litigated government contract disputes and protests before the Government Accountability Office, the U. S. Court of Federal Claims, Federal Boards of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and disputes at the Agency level.
Respond Correctly to IG and Grand Jury Subpoenas During Investigations
Most government investigation of contractors uses an IG subpoena, rather than a grand jury subpoena, to obtain documents. This method enables the government to use documents in administrative suspension or debarment actions even if there is no provable criminal case.
The IGs have very broad subpoena powers. They may subpoena any information that is relevant to an inquiry concerning any type of fraud, waste, or abuse. United States v. Westinghouse Elec. Corp., 788 F.2d 164 (3rd Cir. 1986). IG or grand juries are not required to have any particular evidence available in order to initiate an investigation or issue a subpoena. They "can investigate merely on suspicion that the law is being violated, or even just because [they] want assurance it is not." United States v. Powell, 379 U.S. 48, 57 (1964) (quoting United States v. Morton Salt Co., 338 U.S. 632, 642-643 (1950)).
Noncompliance with a subpoena is punishable by civil and/or criminal contempt. See, e.g., Doe v. United States, 487 U.S. 201 (1988). Although IG subpoenas may be used only for documents (not to compel testimony), it is worth noting that they are enforceable in the federal district courts. Having your company conduct internal reviews and internal investigations can take you out of the limelight. Our government investigation defense attorneys help contractors to take a proactive stance on these issues
Government contract law allows our ethics and investigation defense lawyers and consultants to serve defense contractors in Denver, Colorado; Wyoming; Washington State; California; Maryland; New Mexico; Kansas and Nebraska; New York; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Chicago, Illinois; Michigan; Pennsylvania; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Arkansas; Colorado Springs; Utah; Oklahoma; Ohio; Maine; Florida; Texas; Nevada; Maryland; Louisiana; Las Vegas; Georgia; Hawaii; Alaska; Washington, D.C.; West Virginia; Florida; Indiana; Washington State; Mississippi; Tennessee; Miami; Virgin Islands; Rhode Island; Vermont; Wisconsin; Minnesota; Missouri; Virginia; Delaware; Connecticut; Arizona; New Hampshire; Massachusetts; and Montana.
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To save you or your company potential thousands or millions in fines; suspension or debarment, contact us today if you are involved in a government contract investigation or need assistance with an unpaid claim. Call toll free 1-866-601-5518 or 202.827-9750.