Suspension and Debarment List Lawyers

Federal Debarment List Attorneys & Contractor Suspension Helping Government Contractors in All States.

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A government contractor’s status is one of the essential assets it must protect in order to do business with the federal government. Being threatened with suspension and debarment actions in the System for Award Management can become a serious issue when dealing with false claims, procurement fraud or simply not complying with contract terms or conditions.

  • When companies receive notice of suspension and debarment actions, how they respond is critical to the outcome of the case.
  • Debarment and suspension officials have great latitude on how the case turns out.
  • Developing an effective response is essential.


With law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, we help domestic and overseas federal contractors. The government suspension and debarment list lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC provide legal advice and guidance to government contractors face with threats of being debarred or have received notice of, proposed debarment and suspension actions. Our government contract law attorneys help clients with responding to show-cause notices, negotiating administrative agreements and to take proactive measures by implementing sound internal policies and controls. This goes a long way in convincing debarment officials that you can be considered a responsible contractor.

Legal Services

We help with responses to debarment letters, written legal briefs, appearance on behalf of individuals and government contractors, and compliance with administrative agreements. Our goal is to help our clients maintain their federal government status and to avoid being added to the excluded parties list.


Watson’s suspension and debarment lawyers provide professional legal services and consulting based on years of experience from working as executives for federal contracting agencies. The law firm is well-versed in FAR compliance and understands the nuances of avoiding the federal debarment list in the System for Award Management. 

System for Award Management & Debarred Meaning and Application Under FAR 9.4

 Suspension and debarment list cases are imposed to prevent a company from doing future contracts or other business with the government. When on the exclusion list, you can bid as a prime or subcontractor for DOD contract awards. On the other hand, when companies face suspension under FAR 9.4, the contractor is temporarily suspended for up to 18 months while they wait for the conclusion of an agency action or investigation.  The debarred definition can prevent a government contractor from doing business with the federal government a set period of time.


Oftentimes, criminal charges are brought at the same time that your suspension debarment case is in progress.  Suspension and debarment actions often arise from underlying actions from False Claims Act violations, Anti-Kickback Statute violations, selling defective products to the government, or even violations of the Buy America Act.  Our suspension and debarment lawyers provide legal support for criminal defense lawyers that are not familiar with the applicable government contracting laws. 

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To avoid ruining your company’s future in government contracting and to protect against agencies debarring your company, contact the suspension and debarment lawyers at the law firm of Watson & Associates toll-free at 866-601-5518 or call our Washington, D. C. Office at 202-827-9750.