The firm provides the specialized services that arise when clients do business with federal, tribal, state, or municipal governments and school districts.  Those services range from regulatory compliance to bid protests.  The firm’s lawyers have also represented government entities in auditing and litigating with contractors in administrative debarment proceedings and in civil litigation.

Examples of the government contracting services the firm’s lawyers provide include the following:

  • Counseling businesses regarding compliance and representing businesses during audits, investigations and administrative proceedings involving the following laws and regulations:
    • Davis-Bacon Act, including determination of applicable job classifications and prevailing wage rates
    • Wage Conformances and Determinations
    • State and local prevailing wage rate issues
    • Service Contract Act (SCA)
    • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) compliance
    • Qualification of women and minority-owned business status
    • Affirmative Action Program record-keeping and compliance
    • Executive Order 11246 compliance
    • Rehabilitation Act of 1973 compliance
    • Native American Preference Laws
  • Handling OFCCP audits and investigations.
  • Negotiations and review of government contracts.
  • Defending successful bidders for government contract awards from challenges by unsuccessful bidders.
  • Prosecuting bid protests to prevent the awarding of bids to competitors who did not fulfill all of a bid’s requirements.
  • Defending against government debarment proceedings when businesses are accused of violations for which the government seeks to disqualify the business from future eligibility to perform government contract work.
  • Representing local governments regarding compliance with federal surplus property regulations.
  • Representing governments in obtaining the debarment of businesses that violated procurement regulations.
  • Representing governments in obtaining a refund of money paid to contractors for which there were billing and compliance issues.