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With offices in Washington, DC and Colorado the government contracts law firm at Watson & Associates, LLC provides a full range of legal services to companies that do business with the federal government. The firm advises clients on complying with complex government regulations and defending them in the event of litigation or appeal.
The law firm offers decades of specialized expertise in handling government contract disputes, bid protests, claims and defending individuals and corporations in a wide range of administrative, civil and federal criminal proceedings, including fraud investigations. Watson & Associates also provide legal services in legislative advocacy, public relations, and other related fields.
The law firm advises clients on joint venture and teaming arrangements, as well as in the formation of performance and subcontractor agreements. The firm also offers skilled litigation and appeal attorneys to file or defend in GAO bid protests, Agency or Court of Federal Claims protests.
Our government contracts attorneys also have substantial experience in handling sensitive internal investigations or contract disputes related to possible violations of federal statutes and regulations.
Government Contracts Legal Services
- Bid protests
- Buy American Act
- 8(a) Certification
- Contract Claims
- Federal Government investigations
- Terminations for Convenience and Termination for Default
- False Claims Act Violations
- Contract Disputes Act Claims
- Government Contract Novations
- Government Small Business Matters
- Lowest price technically acceptable government contracts
- Request for Equitable Adjustments
- SBA Size Standards Protests and Appeals
- Court of Federal Claims Litigation and Appeals
- Contract Investigation Defense
- Bid protest regarding technical approach evaluations
- OCI Mitigation Plans
- Termination for convenience settlement proposals
- International Contracting
- FAR Disputes Act Concerns
- Mandatory Disclosure
- Legislative and Procurement Policy Matters
- Corporate Internal Investigations
- Congressional & Government Investigations
- Department of Justice and IG Investigations / Subpoenas
- Drafting Contractor Internal Controls and Policies
- Small Business LLC Operating Agreements
- FAR and Statutory Compliance
- HUBZone Certification
- Anti-corruption Act / FCPA
- Foreign Corrupt Practices FCPA Act
- Contract Dispute Act Litigation
- Mergers and Acquisition Novations
- Assignment vs novation of contracts
- Suspension and Debarment
Our clients come from diverse industry groups. Therefore, our first objective is to understand your specific business initiatives and goals. Only then, can our law firm offer sound legal advice. A sample of our services include:
False Claims Act Defense Litigation
Watson & Associates provide legal advice and individual litigation in False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases. The FCA continues to be one of the most heavily litigated areas in federal courts and state courts. FCA cases are complex, requiring a high level of government contracting expertise and specialization. Our Washington, DC lawyers have substantial trial experience with False Claims Act cases. We have the expertise to defend government contractors in FCA cases about a broad range of government contract issues such as defective parts or products, false tests and inspections or certifications, labor and material mischarging, product substitution, defective pricing and nonconformance to contract specifications.
Often, you find yourself in a situation where you did not receive the awarded contract. You now must make the decision of whether or not to file a bid protest. In other circumstances, you wonder whether or not your protest has merit. Our government bid protest attorneys can help you to ascertain the strength of your case, prepare sound protest letters (complied with legal authority) to either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, D.C., the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), or the Agency itself. There are pros and cons in either situation.
Call our Washington, D.C. office at 202-827-9750 or call our corporate office toll free at 1-866-601-5518. We offer free initial consultations.
Government Contract Claims and Appeals
During contract performance, the agency may modify the terms and conditions of the contract. You want to protect your company by promptly submitting a Request for Equitable Adjustment or government contract claim for work performed. You want to ensure that you have the proper documentation and that it is properly prepared. This is where our Washington, D.C. lawyers can help. If your claim is denied, our attorneys can litigate the matter to the various boards of contract appeals or to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. A government contracts claim must meet certain legal requirements. We can help you to meet those requirements.
Terminations for Default and Convenience
The government has the right to terminate your contract for convenience or termination for default. However, agencies often make mistakes. In a convenience termination, you want to maximize your damages. Our lawyers can help in either default or convenience terminations.
Government Contract Small Business Matters
As government contract law attorneys, we offer broad and in-depth expertise in federal small business programs. We help companies navigate through the complex regulations involved in SBA programs, including SBA 8a certification, HUBZone certification and employee requirements , Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business matters and other matters. Our lawyers also assist with legal issues about teaming agreements, joint venture agreement relationships and subcontracting matters.
Government contracting regulations and laws are constantly changing. As a result, there are various interest groups and industries that want to stay in tune with recent developments before they become law. Our federal procurement lawyers help you to identify the latest developments, make comments in the Federal Register and consult with the various agencies that are involved with implementing the new laws. Other legal services include government contract investigations and suspension and debarment assistance.
Government Contract Consulting Services
Generate new business in the government contracting market: In today’s tough market, you can adopt proven methods of seeking out and acquiring new projects. Some of our attorneys and consultants have actually worked for federal contracting agencies. We understand how the RFP process works and the complex rules that accompany that process.
Compliance and management assistance: When you finally get a government contract, your risk is high. The penalties for non-compliance can be crippling. In fact, not having a viable compliance and contract management plan in place creates a risk situation. Call our office to discuss how we can help you.
To keep you abreast of the critical issues involved in government contracting, our office provides a wide range of training classes for key personnel, supervisors, and employees. Please visit our website to sign up for an upcoming class or seminar.
For sound legal advice and cost-effective legal solutions in government contracting, call our lawyers at 202-827-9750 or call our main office at 1-866-601-5518.
WATSON & ASSOCIATES, LLC,
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006-1631.
or Call Our Main Office Toll Free at 1-866-601-5518.