Federal Court of Claims & Government Contracts Litigation
LEVERAGING YOUR RIGHTS AND MEETING YOUR BURDEN OF PROOF LEADS TO RESULTS
The procurement legal systems can be intimidating and confusing. Many small businesses and large DOD contractors often find that the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) may appear at first glance to favor the agency’s adverse decision. Frequently, when the contracting officer’s or agency decision is examined by skilled government contracts appeal lawyer, potential causes of your inappropriate and unlawful decision are uncovered.
The federal procurement process is designed to allow you another chance to present your cases to the US Court of Federal Claims. Depending on whether your are filing a bid protest, or appealing a contracting officer’s final decision is another legal action, Watson & Associates’ Federal Court of Claims Washington DC attorneys will scrutintize the record for legal mistakes that could be overlooked by a non-experienced government contracts attorney. Don’t Wait Until it is Too Late. Schedule a FREE Initial Consultation Today.
US Federal Court of Claims Litigation
THE POWER OF APPEALING AN ADVERSE AGENCY DECISION
Federal contracting officers and various agencies can make wrong decisions. Innocent contractors can receive harsh and unlawful decisions that impact the company’s future. These wrongful decisions or contract awards are the result of common mistakes made during the agency level process. In many cases, your result can be reversed at the US Federal Court of Claims by an experienced government contracts attorney. Contact an Appellate Level Attorney Now.
The ligation process at the US Federal Court of Claims begins with knowing how the system works, what types of cases the court has jurisdiction to here and how to structure the case to the client’s advantage. The federal procurement attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC frequently represent and provide legal advice to small businesses and large DOD contractors seeking legal counsel resulting from an appeal or bid protest. Many of our Federal Claims Court Lawyers have worked on the other side and therefore understands the arguments from both sides.
- Make sure that the Court has jurisdiction to even hear your case
- Learn how to avoid some of the most costly mistakes
- Get legal advice from attorneys who have been on both sides of the fence (over 30 years of combined experience in federal procurement)
United States Court of Federal Claims Types of Cases
Bid Protests, Government Contract Disputes Act Claims (CDA), Terminations & Appeal Attorney Services.
The United States Court Federal Claims (US Court of Claims or COFC) hears several types of cases. They include bid protests, Contract Disputes Act Claims, and appeals from various government agencies.
- When government contractors find that something went wrong during the bidding and evaluation phases, they can seek help from the US Court of Federal Claims.
- If the Contracting Officer has issued a final decision in either a government claim or some other decision you can also file an appeal at this appeals court.
At Watson & Associates, LLC our government procurement attorneys litigate various types of United States Court of Federal Claims cases. They include:
- Appeal from contracting officer’s final decision in Contract Disputes Act cases;
- Termination for Default appeals;
- Contract claims against the federal government;
- Request for Equitable Adjustments;
- Small business size protest or related decisions from OHA;
- Differing site conditions decisions
- Federal construction cases; and
- Government Contract bid protests
- Application of Court of Federal Claims rules
As former government contracting officials and lawyers, our lawyers understand both sides of the argument. This can give your case a winning edge in a Federal Court of Claims lawsuit.
FEDERAL COURT OF CLAIMS PLAINTIFFS OR INTERVENORS
When a case is filed in the Federal Claims Court sometimes our clients might have to intervene to protect their rights. Our appeal lawyers can help as intervenor attorneys.
Is every case winnable? Some people would say yes. However, the honest answer is that it depends on the specific facts of your case. For example, when the agency issues a termination for default, you have to determine whether the agency’s decision was legally justified. To do so, you would have to understand the level of discretion and the facts available before appealing to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
- Spend the resources to assess the legal merits of your case before filing.
- Make sure that your appeals attorney or litigation lawyer is familiar with federal procurement law.
We take the time to look at case law and legal authority for your case: Our legal team includes seasoned professionals who consistently work within the courts and understand how to craft sound legal arguments regarding bid protests and Contract Disputes Act legal issues. We have earned a reputation for gaining favorable results for small businesses and large DOD contractors through vigorous representation.
- Although every case may not be a winning case, many of our cases have resulted in agency corrective action or some favorable result for our clients.
US Court of Federal Claims – Nationwide Help
OUR COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS LAWYERS HELP FEDERAL CONTRACTOR ACROSS THE US AND OVERSEAS
With law offices located in Washington, DC and Colorado, the federal government contract law attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC frequently help domestic and overseas protestant clients to navigate through the complex US Court of Federal Claims Rules and legal hurdles associated with the government contract protest process, claims and contract termination appeals.
- We also litigate and intervene on behalf of federal government contractors who seek to protect their rights during litigation.
- The law firm is usually involved in the early stages of litigation.
- Our goal is to consistently preserve our clients’ appeal rights from the lowest possible level.
Our clients come from various industries and include both small businesses and large DOD contractors. When government contractors choose to appeal the United States Federal Claims Court decisions to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on government procurement issues, our appellate lawyers can help.
United States Court of Federal Claims Bid Protest Lawyers
When clients receive an unfavorable bid protest decision at the GAO, our United States Federal Claims Court attorneys will assess the merits of each protest, and advise our clients whether or not there is merit to filing a protest at the US Court of Federal Claims. As Federal Court of Claims bid protest lawyers, we provide a thorough assessment merits and jurisdictional and Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issues. We also make sure that our clients meet the interested party requirement assessments before filing a complaint.
We help by providing:
- Initial review and analysis: Assessing the merits of the Protestant case, and give legal advice as to whether there is a plausible reason to file a protest.
- A legal and factual basis for presenting your protest to the US Federal Court of Claims: Without this level of assessment, the agency / DOJ will move to dismiss the case.
- Legal authority and case law to support your case: Part of presenting a strong bid protest or meeting the legal protest definition, federal contractors must also determine whether there are sufficient case law and legal authority to support filing the protest at the Federal Claims Court. These steps are essential to developing a strong case.
Responding to agency motions and briefs: The United States Court of Federal Claims decisions and bid protest process can be daunting. The Department of Justice, representing the contracting agency sometimes files briefs and motions to the Court. To withstand the agency aggression, our COFC bid protest lawyers will provide solid advocacy on your behalf.
In large-scale and high-risk contract awards, our bid protest law firm forms an effective legal team that can get to the legal issues and aggressively files or intervene on behalf of our clients.
- We represent clients both as protestor and intervenor.
- Clients benefit from our detailed analysis and honest opinions
At Watson & Associates, our litigation and claims appeal attorneys guide contractors from beginning through the appeal stages of government contract claims disputes at the US Court of Federal Claims.
US Court of Federal Claims Appellate Lawyers – Contract Disputes Act Appeals
As federal contract appeal lawyers, Watson & Associates’ legal professionals represent clients on appeal when the contracting officer issues a final determination on contract claims against the government. Our Contract Disputes Act Claim appeal lawyers also represent clients in Requests for equitable adjustment denials, jurisdictional appeals, litigating contract disputes cases involving construction claims and appeals before the US Federal Claims Court.
- We understand the various legal and procedural issues that arise at the United States Court of Federal Claims.
- This can reduce stress to our clients while feeling comfortable with trusting minds.
Contract Termination for Default
When a government contracting agency terminates a company for default, clients engage Watson & Associates’ law firm to pursue an appeal to the United States Court of Federal Claims. We understand the various nuances of the FAR termination for default and convenience clauses and have gained successful results for our clients.
Appeal of OHA Small Business Decisions
During small business size protest litigation, either the SBA or SBA Office of Hearings and Appeal may make an unlawful decision. When contractors believe that the results are incorrect, our United States Federal Claims Court lawyers will assess the legal merits and provide assistance with the next steps.
Call our Bid Protest, Contract Disputes Act Claim & Federal Court of Claims Washington DC Attorneys
To increase your chances of winning a bid protest with federal claims court decisions, make sure that you are an interested party, or appeal of a contract dispute decision from the contracting officer, call our United States Court of Federal Court of Claims bid protest attorneys at 1-866-601-5518. FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.