Nationwide Federal Contractor Attorneys Aggressively Fighting Back When the Government Makes an Unlawful Decision
Many federal contractors seek help with a set of complicated rules and regulations that are attached to their current contracts. Whether you are litigating a bid protest, filing a Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claim with the contracting officer, or defending your company in a government investigation or criminal case under the False Claims Act, the deck is sometimes stacked against you. Without government contractor lawyers that can aggressively fight back, your company’s future and even yours can be in great jeopardy.
Oftentimes, the agency contracting officer makes a decision that on its face does not comport with procurement laws or displaces some level of unfairness. Sometimes, a company’s local counsel may not be well-versed in government contracting laws. When the stakes are high, seeking legal counsel outside of the company could be the answer. This is where the federal contractor lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC can help.
Sometimes, you are deprived of an opportunity to get companies revenues but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Small Business Administration (SBA) issues an unlawful decision. Again, the stakes are high, and you are stuck with knowing what the next steps should be. With law offices in Washington DC, and in Denver, Colorado, Watson’s government contractor lawyers can help you by filing an appeal to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (SBA OHA), or by filing a new protest at the US Court of Federal Claims. The law firm litigates various types of bid protest cases before the various federal courts.
Government Contracting Solutions for Small Businesses and Large Defense Contractors
Companies doing business with the government often rely on local business attorneys or corporate legal counsel to resolve government contracting issues. Unfortunately, many contractors quickly find out that they are spending tens of thousands of dollars due to the confusing procurement laws.
In other situations, small businesses or large defense contractors find themselves staring down the barrel of a government investigation or criminal indictment for government contractor fraud. These are not areas where local contractor lawyers who are not familiar with federal procurement laws should take a chance. The DOJ’s website proudly displays results where small businesses and large business alike are being convicted of federal criminal charges involving federal contracts.
At Watson & Associates, LLC , our government contractor lawyers bring over three decades of procurement experience to the table. We litigate the underlying issues that the US Attorney, DOJ and OIG offices alleged to finally get to conspiracy charges and False Claims Act liability.
In many court rulings against contracting agencies, the agency tries to get a result by ‘coming through the back door’ with what the ‘front door ‘prohibits them from doing. Watson & Associates government contracting lawyers provide legal advice and procurement litigation support in the underlying areas of federal procurement laws. Contractor disputes typically arise under one of the main government contracting practice areas. Feel free to visit our practice areas for a more detailed view of how we can help you.
- Government contractor terminations
- Procurement and government contract fraud
- Government contracting small business laws (size, subcontracting, and various programs)
- Contract Disputes Act claims
- Bid protests
- Buy American Act
- Litigation and appeals
- Civil Investigative Demands
- False Claims Act Defense
The Role of Government Contractor Lawyers
Federal government contract law is very unique. In fact, there are various courts that specifically handle federal procurement matters. At Watson & Associates, our role as federal contractor lawyers is to educate, consult and guide our clients away from adversity while still increasing their bottom line.
We work with client management and executive staff to first understand the underlying goal of the company and to ultimately help them to reach those goals.We understand that sometimes expensive litigation is the last resort. Sometimes, the cost-benefit of litigation may not justify the means. However, when the is criminal liability involved and government investigation and law enforcement is clear about their intentions, our government contractor attorneys aggressively push back and defend our clients’ rights.
Washington DC False Claims Act Lawyers
(FCA)– Our practice area of defending False Claims Act allegations is a growing segment of our firm’s portfolio. We have extensive in this field and are experts at shielding our clients from potential criminal liability stemming from violations of the FCA. Our False Claims Act lawyers also specialize in helping government contractor to secure strategic settlements with the government (DOJ, OIG) when appropriate. In addition to providing counsel on FCA matters, we assist with so-called “qui tam” whistleblower actions that may be brought against federal contractors for false claims or fraud committed while performing services or supplying products to the federal government.
DC White Collar Crime Lawyers for Government Contractors
Watson & Associates, LLC has a dedicated team of experienced white collar crime attorneys who represent federal contractors and government employees in False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and at trial. We are here to protect you and your business from potential criminal liability, fines, penalties, and reputational damage that can arise from FCA claims. Our government contractor fraud lawyers have extensive experience in the field of false claims allegations and understand the intricacies of the investigation process, so we can provide our clients with effective counsel on how best to handle their case. With decades of combined experience under our belt, Watson & Associates has established itself as one of DC’s leading providers of legal services for federal contractors.
Our federal contractor lawyers represent companies throughout the United States and overseas at the various courts, including:
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Court of Federal Claims
- Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
- Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
- US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Various District Courts Across the United States for Criminal Defense
Contact Watson’s Washington DC Government Contracting Lawyers Today
Taking the next step after the contracting agency issues an adverse decision can be tricky. If you are being investigated or charged with civil and or criminal violations, our Washington DC federal contracting lawyers can immediately provide legal advice and support. We represent defense contractors in all states. To learn more, call today for a free initial consultation. Call toll-free at 1.866.601.5518 or contact us online.