Government contracting offers lucrative opportunities for businesses that know how to take advantage of them. To navigate this intricate but rewarding field, you need a legal partner who understands how agencies function, how Congress thinks, how Washington works and what awarded contracts mean.
Operating at the intersection of law, business and government, the legacy McKenna Long Government Contracts practice delivers creative, flexible and effective business and litigation solutions and strategies, relying not only on our breadth and depth of experience, but also on our proven history of succeeding in the most complex and difficult circumstances.
From the nation's largest defense contractors to small businesses entering into their first government contracts, our team represents clients of every size and scope with equal vigor. Our experience covers every aspect of contracting and all major government agencies, encompassing key industry sectors such as:
- Aerospace and defense
- IT and technical services
- Stability operations
- Health care, life sciences and biodefense
- US Department of Energy
Located in major markets across the country, the Government Contracts practice includes experienced government contract lawyers, whose key credentials include experience with major government procuring agencies, the Justice Department and Congress. The team also includes certified public accountants and MBAs. Our lawyers hold leadership positions in American Bar Association committees and are active in industry organizations such as the National Defense Industry Association, the National Contract Management Association, the Coalition for Government Procurement and the Professional Services Council.
The Government Contracts group traces its market-leading position back more than 50 years, built on the foundation established by legacy firm McKenna Long & Aldridge. As the first dedicated government contracts practice in the US, our leadership in the contracting and procurement arena spans decades—from the Profit Renegotiation Boards established after the Korean War to today's largest and most complex procurements, both domestically and abroad.
Whether you need accounting or pricing assistance, an equitable adjustment, defense against civil or criminal fraud allegations, a legislative change that enables participation in the government contracting business or any other legal solution, turn to our Government Contracts practice for a successful outcome.
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July 22, 2015
July 20, 2015
In a reversal of 23-year-old precedent, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled en banc in two consolidated cases that a False Claims Act (FCA) (31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq.) relator may qualify as an “original source” of publicly disclosed allegations even if the relator played no role in the public disclosure. U.S. ex rel. Hartpence v. Kinetic Concepts, Inc., No. 12-55396, 2015 WL 4080739 (9th Cir. July 7, 2015). The consolidated cases are U.S. ex rel. Steven Hartpence et al. v. Kinetic Concepts Inc., case number 12-55396, and U.S. ex rel. Godecke v. Kinetic Concepts Inc., case number 12-56117. Read more
July 13, 2015
In a recent decision, Raytheon Company, Space & Airborne Systems, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASCBA) Nos. 57801, 57803 and 58068, the ASBCA addressed an array of issues relating to contractor liability under the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) for voluntary changes to cost accounting practices. The decision is consistent with certain previous decisions, but broke new ground on others. Read more
On July 3, 2015, the Government of Canada introduced a new “Integrity Regime” for procurement and real property transactions to overhaul the former Integrity Framework.i The Integrity Regime consists of the Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Ineligibility and Suspension Policyii (Policy) and associated Integrity Provisions. It will be administered by PWGSC, a body that serves as the Government’s main buyer of goods and services. Read more
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Dentons filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States today on behalf of its clients, DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar & the Professional Services Council (PSC), in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez, No 14-857. To be decided are issues of class-action mootness and derivative sovereign immunity. Read more
A merger of Dentons US LLP (“Dentons US”) and McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (“McKenna Long”) has been approved by the partners of both firms. The news builds on the momentum of the previously announced combination between Dentons and 大成, creating the world's largest law firm. Clients inside the US will gain unrivaled access to markets around the world, and international clients will enjoy increased strength and reach across the US. Read more