The federal government may be among the most desirable clients for any business, but it is rarely the easiest. With the demands of public accountability, government contractors are subject to a staggering number of rules and regulations that apply to virtually every aspect of business. For more than 25 years, PilieroMazza has built its reputation as the premier law firm for federal contractors, not by simply knowing and reporting about the law, as many firms do; instead, PilieroMazza shapes the future of federal procurement law through the cases we pursue, direct interaction with key government decision makers, and even through Congressional testimony.
Our in-depth experience with government contracts laws and regulations helps clients avoid the consequences that may result from unfamiliarity with contract requirements and compliance issues. We help our clients navigate the complexities of doing business with the federal government. From initial bids and proposals through contract closeout, government contractors rely on our counsel and advice. We not only help position our clients to receive contract awards, but also to defend them in size, eligibility, and bid protests. We assist clients in the resolution of disputes with agencies and other government contractors, placing a premium on avoiding litigation and resolving disagreements through good contract administration practices and procedures. We pursue the best results for our clients in contract claims and requests for equitable adjustment, audits and investigations, and False Claims Act and other “whistleblower” cases.
What sets us apart, however, is that the lawyers in our Government Contracts Law Group work closely with our other practice groups to provide comprehensive services to companies of all sizes who supply a broad array of products and services to the federal government. We routinely provide counsel on corporate transactions and acquisitions, export controls, protecting intellectual property, and structuring third-party agreements, such as subcontracts and joint ventures, to protect our clients while maximizing competitive opportunities. Our Government Contracts attorneys also work hand-in-hand with our Labor & Employment Law Group on the unique employment and labor issues facing government contractors under the Service Contract Act, the Davis-Bacon Act, OFCCP Compliance, and other labor-related issues.
Additionally, we collaborate with our Small Business Programs & Advisory Services Group to advise clients on how best to maximize their time in the small business programs and on the impact of mergers or acquisitions on set-aside contracts. Small, mid-sized, and large businesses consult with us on how to structure teams to participate in federal competitions for large and set-aside government contracts through teaming arrangements, joint ventures, and mentor-protégé relationships. Our lawyers also conduct compliance audits, particularly when a triggering event occurs that might impact eligibility and requires updates to representations and certifications.
PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Law practice is nationally respected for its depth of knowledge and breadth of experience. Our experience can help minimize the risks involved in government contracting, thereby increasing our clients’ bottom line.