Dispute resolution of government contract controversies depends on specialized forums and a particularized body of law; yet success depends on litigation strategies used in commercial litigation. In other words, winning government contracts litigation should involve a felicitous blending of special knowledge and general litigation expertise. Our firm is expert in both skills. Our representations of government contractors have involved virtually all the substantive issues arising out of doing business with the government. Such issues come into play both in lawsuits involving government agencies directly and in disputes between commercial parties, such as subcontractors and prime contractors, in which the relationship derives from a government contract and its use of “flow-down” provisions.
A significant portion of our work in this area relates to matters alleging criminal or civil fraud. Those matters typically involve complex accounting issues springing from the regulatory overlay peculiar to government contracting. Additionally, we have been involved significantly in international procurement disputes, appearing before the International Chamber of Commerce, International Arbitration.