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
- Professional Services
- Logistics and Supply Chain
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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While the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC's ) recent announcement of two non-prosecution agreements (NPAs) with Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Akamai) and Nortek, Inc. (Nortek) in matters involving books and records violations relating to conduct that occurred in China may give some limited insight into how to secure similar resolutions of future investigations, the questions that remain regarding the benefits of voluntary disclosure of an organization's misconduct leave things clear as mud. Read more
June 21, 2016
Today, the General Services Administration (GSA) published its final rule on transactional data reporting in the Federal Register. The final rule requires contractors to report, on a monthly basis, transaction data related to orders placed against certain Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and Governmentwide Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The purpose of the rule is to provide GSA, as well as other agencies, heightened market intelligence so they can make "smarter buying decisions." Read more
For the first time in 40 years, the Department of Labor has updated its sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors. These revised guidelines, incorporate equal treatment rules covered by a range of federal laws, greatly expand workers' protection from discrimination or mistreatment on the basis of sex or gender identity. But the new rule also carries new requirements for employers. Read more
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Dentons announced the promotion of Government Contracts lawyers Dana B. Pashkoff and Erin B. Sheppard to partner and Joseph G. Martinez and Michael J. McGuinn to counsel. Read more
July 21, 2015
Dentons, the global law firm, filed an amicus brief with the Fourth Circuit federal court of appeals today on behalf of its clients, the Professional Services Council—The Voice of the Government Services Industry and the Coalition for Government Procurement in Al Shimari v. CACI Premier Technology, Inc., No. 15-1831. At issue is application of the political question doctrine, and possibly additional pretrial legal defenses such as federal preemption and derivative sovereign immunity, which bar private-party damages suits arising from services that government contractors perform for the U.S. military, both abroad and domestically. Read more
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