Davis Wright Tremaine’s government contracts counseling and litigation group regularly advises prime and subcontractors on administration, bidding, contract negotiation and formation, mergers and acquisitions, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARs) compliance, REA’s, claims, dispute resolution, procurement ethics, internal investigations and mandatory disclosure and Small Business Administration (SBA) laws and regulations regarding its programs, including those specific to Alaska Native Corporations.  We also counsel our clients with regard to DCAA, DCMA and National Industrial Security Program (NIPSOM) compliance and audit requirements.  We work closely with clients to manage risk by conducting corporate compliance reviews, in–house training programs and internal investigations.  We regularly represent clients in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Boards of Contract Appeals, agency hearings, arbitration panels and various state or local tribunals in connection with claims and performance disputes, bid protests, SBA size and status protests and civil fraud under the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act.

Traditional government contracts matters often intersect with other specialized areas of practice such as labor and employment, benefits, corporate governance, tax, intellectual property, environmental, export controls or white collar crime.  As a full-service firm, we work closely with our energy, environmental, construction, health care, hospitality, insurance, land use, real estate, and telecommunications attorneys as needed throughout the process, ensuring that our clients’ interactions with the government during the contracting process are positive.

Our services include:

  • Proposal review
  • Pre-award negotiations
  • Bid protests
  • REA, certified claims and terminations
  • Litigation before Boards of Contract Appeals and Court of Federal Claims
  • Appeals before Federal Circuit
  • Suspension and debarment
  • Compliance & internal investigations
  • False Claims Act litigation
  • Procurement fraud & investigations
  • Records compliance & audit review
  • Audit response and compliance: DCAA, GAO and agency Inspector Generals
  • Alaska Native Corporations Corporate Governance
  • Small Business Administration eligibility and partnering, joint venture and minority/disadvantaged contracting and subcontracting programs including  8(a) advice & counseling
  • SBA size protests
  • International government contracting & projects
  • Service contracting
  • Subcontractor pass-through claims
  • Insourcing claims
  • Regulatory Compliance & Counseling (FARs, DFARs, FAPISS)
  • Data privacy requirements in federal contracts
  • Protection of technical data and intellectual property in federal contracting
  • Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) and defective pricing
  • National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) compliance counseling
  • Buy America Act, Trade Agreements Act compliance requirements advice and counseling
  • Acquisition of government contractors & government contracting due diligence