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Federal Procurement Criminal Defense Lawyers Aggressively Helping Government Contractors Defend Against Unproven Allegations

Nationwide government contract federal defense lawyers representing contractors nationwide and overseas. We help our clients to avoid some of the most costly mistakes while minimizing the impact of federal law enforcement agencies on individuals or corporations. 

When you or your company is facing a federal investigation for procurement fraud, false claims and or Buy American Act compliance, Watson & Associates will compile a team of Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers that can handle the tough issues. We understand government contract law and the issues that can arise in either federal civil or criminal cases.

Our federal defense lawyers have over 40 years of combined experience defending the rights of clients charged government procurement fraud, False Claims Act violations or Buy American Act regulations.

Compared to many other large firms, our lawyers actually have worked for federal procurement agencies and understand the various legal issues related to small business programs, or allegations of fraud against the Federal government.

  • We help you to navigate the process
  • Our goal is to develop the strongest defense early
  • The longer you wait to establish your defense the stronger the federal prosecutors become

As government contractors or individuals facing investigations or criminal charges with a possibility of jail time or hefty fines, we understand how overwhelming and fearful it can be We know how frightening and overwhelming it can be to face criminal charges at the federal level and we are here to help you navigate the process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Contact Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 1-866.601.5518. Federal law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Justice (DOJ) or Inspector General (IG) Office often pursue large DOD contractors and small businesses for procurement fraud, violation of the Buy American Act (BAA) or SBA fraud. This is where Watson & Associates government fraud criminal defense lawyers can help.

The reality is that not all federal criminal defense lawyers understand the complex issues that arise in government contract criminal cases. As a result, contractors increase legal fees by having their defense attorneys learn the procurement process.

At Watson & Associates, our team will develop a solid team of federal defense criminal defense lawyers and internal government contract attorneys that can fight back and defend against the dangerous allegations involved in your government investigation or litigation.

  • Help with small business criminal cases
  • Representation for large businesses
  • Domestic government contract cases or overseas client

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Government Fraud Federal Criminal Lawyers for Government Contractors in All States and Overseas

Defendants find themselves facing criminal liability and jail time mainly because the underlying laws used by federal prosecutors are emersed with tricky and complex procurement regulations. For example, many contractors are indicted and charged with violations of several procurement rules such as limitations on subcontracting, improper pass-through government fraud schemes, HUBZone fraud, SDVOSB fraud, and more. Our procurement lawyers and government fraud defense attorneys understand these regulations and can combat the charges.

Types of cases we handle

As government contractor defense lawyers we can defend and represent clients in cases involving:

  • Price fixing
  • Overbilling
  • Buy American Act 
  • SDVOSB fraud
  • SBA Program Fraud
  • Product substitution
  • Government contract small business matters
  • Wire Fraud and mail fraud
  • Conspiracy to commit fraud
  • Cross charging defense contractor fraud
  • Selling defective parts
  • Bid rigging
  • Defective pricing
  • Anti-Kickbacks
  • False Claims Act
  • Fraudulent invoices
  • Collusion between bidders

SBA Small Business Fraud, HUBZone Fraud, and SDVOSB Fraud Cases

We understand  government contracts and small business laws where many law firms do not

 The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI are targeting more and more small businesses, and large  contractor businesses associated with small government contractors, for committing fraud against the federal government. Along with the basic charges such as criminal false claims violations, the federal attorneys also attached claims such as wire fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud against the government. 

  • Federal small business program laws can be very confusing and complex.
  • Federal prosecutors may not always understand the substantive rules involved with small business programs.
  • We can help you to minimize the impact on you or your company

Having a federal defense lawyer that fits into your criminal team can certainly put you or your company in a better position to fight back. Read About the CEO’s Decision to Respond To Federal Investigations

When companies are facing allegations of fraud under the VA’s SDVOSB program or SBA 8(a) fraud,  or cross charging defense contractor fraud, a federal criminal defense lawyer at our law firm can help. 

  • SBA affiliation rules
  • Limitations on subcontracting laws
  • Disputes with joint ventures and teaming partners
  • What constitutes control when it comes to small business certifications
  • Requirements for the SBA 8(a) BD Program, HUBZone requirements and SDVOSB small business laws.

Government Investigations and Enforcement

 At Watson & Associates,  we aggressively provide legal counsel to large contractors and small businesses when involved in government contract-related investigations and actions that are initiated by the Department of Justice, Inspector General Offices (IG) and other federal law enforcement agencies.

Fighting Federal Criminal Charges Across the United States

Many contractors or individuals may receive requests for information or documents from the federal prosecutors. Procurement fraud and criminal investigations start way before you receive subpoenas from federal law enforcement officers.

Having experienced federal criminal defense lawyers on your team in very critical because that person could seek to avoid indictment or submit a response that may cause the prosecutor to think twice about moving forward with criminal charges.

  • Not all actions by a government contractor rise to criminal intent
  • Simply because your action may be considered questionable, it does not necessarily mean that you have committed a crime.
  • Sometimes great representation could mean substantially reducing fines.

At the Watson law firm, we will develop a federal criminal defense team of lawyers that aggressively represents your interest as a federal contractor or individual facing criminal charges.

Call Our Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

To find a federal criminal defense attorney that understands the federal system and procurement laws, please contact the best federal defense lawyers. that can help. When it comes to fighting against the federal legal system, time is of the essence.

Schedule a Free Consultation Now or Call 1-866-601-5518. Free Initial Consultation.