federal government contracts lawyersWatson & Associates’ Federal Government Contracts lawyers help clients to navigate through all of the various phases of the procurement process, from formation of the contract, negotiations, performance and ultimate closeout and compliance with contractual requirements and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

  • Our procurement group provides clients with decades of litigating bid protests, limitations on subcontracting and prime and subcontractor litigation, contract claims and disputes, and defense of adverse enforcement matters, including suspension and debarment, fraud against the government, criminal issues regarding SBA programs, HUBZone and SDVOSB relationships, help in False Claims Act litigation, FCPA compliance, and government investigations.
  • Watson’s government contract law firm offers legal representation to government contractors of all sizes, including large businesses involved in mentor protégé arrangements, large manufacturers, largest aerospace and defense contractors. As federal contractor lawyers, we also represent medium and small businesses and Native American corporations doing business with the federal government.  At least seventy-five percent of legal practice involves government contracting


The federal government spends billions of dollars for commercial services and products. This makes the United States government the largest purchaser of your type of service or products. Companies now have access to millions of dollars from government contracts. However, in addition to the lucrative awards, there are complex statutes and regulations that can cripple a company if that company is found to be non-compliant.  Watson & Associates’ Government Contracts attorneys offers years of experience from actually working for federal contracting agencies and litigating common issues on a daily basis. As Contractor defense attorneys, we also help corporations to aggressively litigate, defend or appeal adverse decisions by the agency or contracting officer.

Nationwide and Overseas Government Contracting Attorney Representation

Our government contracting attorneys provide deep experience in a broad area of expertise. We handle common issues within the continental United States in addition to international issues and contingency contracting. When it comes to  U.S. government contracts law, our government contractor lawyers can certainly help by collaborating with top company officials as well as negotiating with agency personnel.  Whether the dispute involves litigation and appeals, developing internal policies and controls for improving compliance, Watson’s government contracts law firm can help.

The context our government contracts lawyers counsel includes:

Government Investigations

Small businesses and large contractors alike are consistently subjected to federal government investigations. Whether the investigation includes allegations of fraud or non-compliance with procurement regulations, we frequently help individuals and corporations. Read More.

Government Contract Bid Protests

 The law firm frequently represents government contractors before the Court of Federal Claims, the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and small business size protests at the Small Business Administration (SBA). For contractors involved in arbitration or alternative dispute resolution, our government contract law firm can certainly help. Read More.

Government Contract Claims and Disputes

At Watson & Associates, our federal procurement team represents contractors by helping with Contract Disputes Act claims, government’s requests for equitable adjustment and responding to cure notices and show cause letters. At the appellate at the Civilian and Armed Service Boards of Contract Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Read More.

Contractor Ethics, Compliance and Mandatory Disclosure

Our firm works with government contractors to develop concise and tailored ethics and other matters including FAR compliance programs and small business subcontracting plans. We also advise clients on the FAR mandatory disclosure requirements and related responsibility matters.

Suspension and Debarment Lawyers

Our federal government contract lawyers represent clients facing suspension and debarment actions. We have often received favorable results which gave employees and contractors a second chance of doing business with the government. We help small businesses and larger companies to respond to show cause notices and cure notices. AS part of our suspension and debarment practice, we also help clients with cooperative agreements and training in suspension and debarment cases. Read More.

SBA & Small Business Government Contracting Matters

As government lawyers, we frequently represent clients in SBA size protests and in size appeals to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBA OHA). Our consultants also help clients with adverse decisions in the SBA 8(a) BD Program, joint venture agreements and teaming arrangements, service-disabled veteran-owned (SDVOSB) and veteran-owned programs, and the SBA Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone). As part of our government contracts practice, we also advise clients during mergers and acquisitions or businesses with government contracts, and government contract novations. Read More.

Native American Tribal and ANC Super 8(a) Government Contract Lawyer

Our Government Contracts attorneys also assist Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and Tribal SBA 8(a) tribes by guiding them into proper teaming and joint venture relationships, buying and acquiring existing small businesses, novation of contracts and developing internal policies and controls. If Super 8(a) tribes need help with litigation and appeals at the Court of Federal Claims or SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, and investigations by the SBA’s Office of Inspector General, we certainly can provide immediate help. Read More.

Various Industries

As federal government contract attorneys, we also help clients in a vast range of industry groups including:  

  • Construction, Architecture and Engineering (A&E)
  • Defense and Aerospace
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Information Technology (IT), Telecommunications and Information Systems
  • Cybersecurity and Intelligence Contractors
  • GSA and VA Federal Supply Schedule Contractors (OASIS, GWAC etc.)
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Homeland Security
  • Logistics and Troop Support ( DLA and Contingency Contracting)
  • Manufacturing and Products
  • Professional Services
  • Transportation 

Comprehensive Government Contracting Support

Our Government Lawyers understand that to effectively resolve disputes or accomplish internal business goals, we have to be familiar with more than one aspect of federal contracting. We have had other firms retain our services due to our ability to think out of the box and resolve matters in the most effective fashion.  When companies are involved in white-collar government contracting matters, we help them to develop a strong team of legal counsel to aggressively fight back.

We focus on reducing unnecessary costs, while not cutting corners. We have vast experience in virtually all aspects of federal government contracting. Many of our attorneys have actually worked for government agencies and understand how the other side thinks in most situations.

In many situations, our law firm teams with other attorneys involved in high-level cases including corporate transactions and acquisitions that may or may impact existing government contract, criminal defense attorney, government investigations, information technology, litigation and appeals.

We adopt an approach that gives CEOs and top management clear direction, and straight answers. We also understand that top federal contractor lawyers try to resolve disputes without unnecessary litigation. The law firm is certainly not fearful of dealing with complex litigation. However, we bring an approach that can also include a less divisive plan of attack if possible.

Contact Our Government Contracts Lawyers 

Whether you are a small business or large DOD contractor, needing consulting services or litigation and appeals support, call Watson & Associates federal government contracts lawyers today at 1.866.601.5518. You can also contact us online.