Federal government investigations attorneyFederal DOJ, IG and SBA OIG Government investigation Lawyers for Federal Contracts & Procurement Fraud

Government investigations related to federal contracting come from many sources. They can originate from employees as whistleblowers, or they can come from the contracting officer who suspects fraud against the government stemming from invoices or substandard products.

Watson & Associates’ government contract attorneys represent large and small businesses under federal investigation or facing criminal liability. Clients trust our approach because they know that we understand the federal procurement process. We represent individual and corporate clients in a variety of industries. As contractor lawyers, we help with a wide array of civil, criminal and congressional investigations.

As one of the unique law firms specializing in government investigations that involve federal contract fraud and false claims, we witness firsthand defendants that end up doing jail time for allegations of procurement fraud and False Claims Act violations where local counsel are not experienced in federal procurement laws, or the contractor waits too late during the government’s investigation to hire a government contractor defense lawyer.

Federal government contractors and employees face increasing scrutiny and experience more federal government investigations when doing business with the federal government. The Small Business Administration (SBA OIG) and the Veterans Administration (VA) aggressively seek out small businesses and large businesses for violation of procurement laws and SBA regulations.

What many contractors quickly find is that not all criminal defense attorneys understand the critical areas of government contract law that matter. This is where Watson’s government contract legal counsel can help.

When your company receives a notice from the Department of Justice (DOJ) or Federal Bureau of Investigation stating that your company is under investigation for procurement fraud, your cooperation is required. However, you do have legal rights that you must protect. Therefore, it is highly suggested to get legal advice quickly. Being involved in a government investigation is time-consuming, and takes you away from the day-to-day business operations.

Government Investigation Lawyers – Types of Procurement Fraud Investigation Cases We Handle

With law offices in Washington DC and Denver, Colorado Watson & Associates’ procurement fraud and government contract investigation lawyers help minimize the potential of facing severe criminal liability or hefty civil fines. Clients trust our ability to sift through the serious errors that federal prosecutors make when bringing charges against contractors. We provide legal counsel to clients involved in:

  • OIG investigations
  • SBA Small Business Investigations
  • DOJ Criminal Investigations
  • SBA OIG Investigations
  • SDVOSB Fraud
  • SBA 8(a) Program Fraud
  • SBA HUBZone Fraud
  • OIG Subpoena Responses
  • Buy American Act investigations
  • Limitation on subcontracting procurement investigations
  • Procurement Integrity Act
  • Government Contractor Fraud Investigations
  • Buy American Act Investigations
  • False Claims Act Investigations
  • Attorney General Investigations
  • Indictment phase
  • Preparing for criminal trials involving federal government contracts

Government Fraud Investigations & Government Contract Investigations Lawyers 

Defending corporations and individuals in government contract investigations: Watson & Associates’ government investigations lawyers and procurement investigation attorneys help small businesses and larger DOD contractors overcome common mistakes when responding to subpoena’s from various law enforcement offices. This includes SBA Inspector General (SBA OIG Investigations), Department of Justice (DOJ); Veteran’s Administration IG investigations and others. We help our corporate clients to assess the government’s allegations and consult about improvement plans and internal policies and controls. This can be important when dealing with federal government fraud investigations involving small business size determinations and providing legal representation to small businesses involved in government investigations about SDVOSB fraud

Government Contract Fraud Criminal Investigation Lawyers 

As your law firm defending corporations and individuals in federal government investigations, our investigative attorneys represent and provide legal advice to clients in a wide variety of federal government investigations. This includes civil investigations regarding government contract fraud in the various small business programs including SDVOSB fraud, HUBZone government fraud investigations, and federal criminal investigations regarding the SBA 8(a) BD program. As federal investigations attorneys, we also help clients involved with criminal liability for submitting false invoices, substandard materials and violations of limitations on subcontracting regulations.

  • We form a team of professionals tailored to combat the underlying issues of federal investigators. There are several strategies used by federal law enforcement offices to eventually bring civil or criminal charges against you or your company.
  • Help with small business regulations that local counsel may not be aware of. A substantial amount of procurement investigations allege that corporate officers or employees have violated small business laws and therefore have committed fraud against the federal government.  Our federal criminal investigative lawyers understand the regulations and can assist companies involved in teaming agreements, mentor-protege  or joint ventures. 
  • Serve as Co-Counsel for Criminal lawyers that are not well versed in government contracting. We are government fraud lawyers that understand procurement law (decades of federal procurement experience.) 

DOJ Fraud Investigation Lawyers and SBA OIG Investigations 

 At Watson & Associates, our federal procurement fraud investigation lawyers help clients involved with SBA OIG investigations; Government fraud criminal investigations, DOJ investigations and more. As federal contracting DOJ investigations lawyers, we provide legal counsel on issues related to Veteran’s Administration SDVOSB Fraud (VA) and SBA HUBZone Program criminal and civil investigations and other issues such as pass-through procurement fraud schemes; alleged small business size standard violations and violation of the limitations on subcontracting regulations and more.

Buy American Act & False Claims Act Investigation Lawyers

Oftentimes, prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers are pulled into Buy American Act investigations conducted by the DOJ. This can be a very complex situation given that every contractor has unique processes in place. When the issue becomes whether or not your company is a manufacturer, whether the costs of materials or components are from the United States, the investigation is very time-consuming. Our government investigation lawyers help small businesses and larger construction companies address the legal issues and serve to protect the rights of contractors when Buy American compliance becomes a concern. See information about FCA retaliation.

In case of an investigation by any federal entity, a Buy American investigation and False Claims Act investigation work hand in hand. Federal prosecutors normally seek to prove the underlying bad act. (BAA violation) and once convinced, then they would allege false claims against the government. If you are past the indictment stage and facing a trial in a criminal case involving Buy American disputes in federal government contracts, call our contractor defense lawyers at 1.866.601.5518.

SBA Small Business & SDVOSB Fraud Investigations

In other cases, the VA may initiate procurement investigations against small businesses that appear to be defrauding the government.  Our government contractor fraud defense lawyers can utilize our expertise and experience to help reduce the impact of adverse decisions against SDVOSB fraud allegations.  We with cases involving business control disputes, pass-through contracts, limitations on subcontracting violations, SBA OIG investigations involving teaming agreements, joint ventures and mentor-protege arrangements. As federal contractor defense attorneys, we represent corporate executives and individuals facing potential criminal liability in SDVOSB procurement fraud cases and a wide spectrum of white-collar litigation situations involving corporate federal contract investigations. 

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Call Watson’s Federal Government Investigation Attorneys Today

Are you under federal investigation? If you are considering talking to an SBA OIG investigation lawyer, or are looking to find federal government investigation attorneys to defend your case our procurement fraud defense attorneys and government investigation lawyers can save you or your company from potentially thousands or millions of dollars in fines or jail time, help with a federal subpoena for records, or avoid suspension or debarment, contact us today.

Call Watson’s government investigation lawyers toll-free 1-866-601-5518 or 202.827-9750.