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Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers Defending Government Contractors and Individuals Nationwide. Federal Defense Lawyers for False Claims Act, BAA, Small Business Matters. Domestic and Overseas Clients 

Law Offices at Washington DC and Colorado Locations:  30 Years of Combined Experience in Federal Procurement: We Understand Government Contract Law.

If you are a government contractor or small business doing work for the U.S. government, sometimes law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Justice (DOJ) or Office of Inspector general can come knocking on your door with allegations of criminal actions against the federal government.  This can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. The federal criminal defense lawyers at Watson &. Associates, LLC defends government contractors and employees against charges of fraud against the government.

We handle a wide variety of criminal defense in cases involving SBA small business violations, SDVOSB fraud, HUBZone program, False Claims Act fraud, and Buy American Act fraud. At Watson &.  Associates LLC, we provide aggressive and relentless legal representation to defense contractors, their executive management, and owners. We represent clients nationwide against federal investigations, grand jury subpoenas, and federal criminal charges involving government contracts.

The law firm gaining a reputation as the go-to boutique law firm for criminal defense in cases involving federal procurement fraud and government contracts.  Some of our federal criminal attorneys are former government contracting personnel and understand the various underlying procurement regulations that the federal prosecutor chooses when bringing his or her charges against you.

Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Fighting Criminal Charges for Government Contractors Across the United States 

As federal defense lawyers, we understand federal procurement law and can represent large and small contractors nationwide: If you are a federal contractor charged with a federal crime, small business, or even a large business and have received a federal subpoena, it does not mean that you will always be indicted. As. Federal contractor criminal defense attorneys, we work with local criminal lawyers who then join the team and provide the best legal strategies. We help our clients to assess the prosecutor’s angle and respond initially to discuss the pros and cons. A large number of federal subpoenas can lead to no criminal charges if the underlying procurement statute has not been violated. This is particularly true in the False Claims Act and Buy American Act cases. This is the critical aspect of the case that traditional defense attorneys may miss.

Federal Criminal Cases We Litigate

Fight your case with lawyers that under federal procurement: As government contracting federal criminal defense attorneys, we can represent companies in a variety of investigations and jury trials involving: Price-fixing, over-billing, Buy American ActSDVOSB fraud, SBA Program Fraud, Product substitution,  government contract small business matters, wire fraud and mail fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, bid-rigging, submitting fraudulent invoices, procurement integrity violations, and False Claims Act defense cases and more.

Responding to Federal CID Subpoenas

How you respond to government subpoenas sets the stage for how the US Attorneys see your defense: Just receiving a federal subpoena doesn’t automatically mean that under criminal law you must be found guilty or liable. You can effectively respond to DOJ or OIG subpoenas and not have criminal charges brought against you. Also, after an indictment, the prosecution still has to present the case before a judge or jury – an indictment does not automatically mean that you must be found guilty.  In federal procurement fraud cases, our goal is to negotiate with federal prosecutors to dismiss indictments. As government contractor federal criminal defense lawyers we defend clients against a vast amount of criminal charges such as Buy American Act violations, False Claims Act and other regulations. We work primarily with federal government contractors and individuals seeking legal defense in federal criminal and procurement fraud cases.

Only Federal Criminal Defense in Cases Involving Government Contracts

Our federal defense lawyers help companies to avoid costly mistakes when dealing with government contract federal criminal cases. When you or your company are facing a federal investigation for procurement fraud, false claims and or Buy American Act compliance, Watson & Associates will compile a team of experienced government contracting attorneys and federal criminal defense lawyers that can develop a sound legal defense.  When federal prosecutors charge with major fraud against the government, or even SBA fraud involving government contracting small business programs, we find that traditional criminal lawyers may be lacking on the substantive and underlying issues that the US attorneys will try to charge you with. This puts your case and future at great risk.

SBA OIG, VA OIG and DOJ Criminal Defense and Civil Cases

Build a team of federal crime defense attorneys that can aggressively fight back in government contracting cases: 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 lawyers can help you fight back.

We understand government contracts and small business laws where many large law firms do not: We realize that the Department of Justice (DOJ), SBA OIG, VA OIG, 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. Read About the CEO’s Decision to Respond To Federal Investigations.

Government Contract 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. Government investigations involving Buy American Act, or Buy America laws can be complex and time-consuming. When responding to OIG subpoenas and requests for documents, we help you to sift through the materials, provide legal advice and assert any privileges or constitutional rights you may have.

Call Watson & Associates’ Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers 

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

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