We are deeply familiar with the unique business and legal challenges that clients face in the highly competitive, highly regulated aerospace and defense industry. Our experience can provide a competitive advantage by forging creative, practical and cost-efficient solutions to exploit opportunities and mitigate regulatory and contractual risks.  We strive to craft solutions and strategies that fully consider the sensitive industry regulatory framework.

We advise all types of clients, including government prime contractors and dominant subcontractors, OEM and system and component manufacturers, air and defense companies serving commercial and defense segments, technology companies, middle market businesses, emerging companies, and new ventures.  At the same time, we believe that each client relationship is unique and that each relationship requires personalized attention. Accordingly, we focus on providing clients with straightforward legal and practical advice tailored to the client’s situation.

Services

Government Contracts

  • Federal, state, and local, and international government contracts

  • Contract bidding and awards

  • Teaming and subcontracting

  • Proposals and negotiations

  • Contract formation and performance counseling

  • Cost Allowability / Cost Accounting Standards

  • Defective pricing

  • Payment / Funding

  • GSA Schedule contracting

  • Federal contract clauses “incorporated by reference”

  • Change order negotiations

  • IP rights and technical data

  • Terminations for default and convenience

  • Small business and socio-economic contracting and set-aside programs

  • Certification and representation requirements

Government Contracts Dispute Resolution

  • Bid protests

  • Claims and disputes

  • False claims

  • Procurement fraud

  • Suspension and debarment

Regulatory Compliance

  • Compliance counseling and reviews

  • Voluntary and mandatory disclosures

  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS)

  • Import / export compliance under the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

  • Buy American Act (BAA)

  • Trade Agreements Act (TAA)

  • Security Clearances

  • Affirmative Action Requirements (including labor and socioeconomic concerns)

A&D-Specific Transactions

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures

  • Joint ventures & strategic alliances

  • Subcontracting

  • Restructurings

  • Refinancings

  • Teaming Agreements

  • Novation and Change of Name Agreements

Representative Transactions

Commercial / Government Contracts

  • Advised government contractor through development of comprehensive cost accounting corrective measures to address irregularities identified from outside audit performed under attorney-client privilege.

  • Represented incumbent in protest of $180MM classified government contract.

  • Represented U.S. commercial and military aerospace component manufacturer in its contract negotiations with large French aerospace prime contractor.

  • Supported negotiations and contracts for U.S. federal agency procurement contract for public use of civil aircraft.

  • Advising on deployment and operation of aircraft assets and manpower in support of military operations.

  • Obtained the release of clients aircraft grounded Indian Aviation authority on behalf of DOD air-lift support contractor.

  • Supported contractor’s use of backpack drones during Operation enduring Freedom in support of classified SOF mission requirements.

  • Advised on foreign military sales (FMS) briefings to multiple MODs for procurement of jet trainer aircraft, including training, and sustaining parts supply.

  • Led client’s multi-law firm investigation response team and negotiations throughout multi-year DOJ civil Fraud Claims Act investigation over billing irregularities concerning $70 million classified warfighter mission support contract performed in Iraq and Afghanistan, which resulted in mere single damages settlement.