Practice Areas

Government Contracts

The attorneys in Paley Rothman’s government contracts group help clients navigate the bureaucracy of federal procurement and contract management processes, allowing them to maneuver quickly through the evolving government contracts landscape. We are highly experienced in contract negotiations and dispute resolution, regardless of whether the matter at hand is a prime contract, a subcontract, a teaming agreement (CTA or NDA), or an employment issue.

Our record of successful bid protests includes persuading the U.S. Navy to take corrective action that ultimately led to the inclusion of one of our clients as a prime contractor in a hundred million dollar multiple-award contract. We are adept at interpreting and applying federal regulations from the FAR, DFARS, SBA, and DOT, among others, and our attorneys provide guidance on both small and disadvantaged business certifications as well as other preference statuses and set-aside contract issues.

Additionally, we handle mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions for government contracting companies. We take care to keep abreast of important changes to laws and regulations affecting government contractors to ensure that we provide counsel of the highest quality to our clients. We also pay close attention to state and local procurement issues, enabling the firm to provide the same high standard of legal services at all levels of government contracting.

We are well-versed in government data rights to intellectual property and have considerable experience protecting trade secrets and other proprietary information, litigating misappropriation claims, and handling cyber-security issues. We have also successfully defended False Claims Act (FCA) cases and have helped clients respond to audits and investigations by oversight and investigative bodies. In addition to these services, we have handled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, and we are able to provide guidance on GSA schedules, contract claims and terminations, suspension/debarment issues, and Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI).

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Resource Center

Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our attorneys on government contracts topics. 

News

June 20, 2017

Ryan Spiegel Provides Commentary for Law360 Article on False Claims Act Litigation

Ryan Spiegel provided commentary for an article titled: "Attys Dish On Escobar's FCA Impact One Year Later," which was published on Law360.com on June 20, 2017.

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Blog

No Retaliation For Termination Based on Employer’s Mistaken Belief of False Report, Says Fourth Cir.

On June 7, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that, so long as an employer honestly believed its employee had made a false report of harassment, its decision to...

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Awards

For the fifth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to this year’s list...

Paula Calimafde and Debbie Cohn were elected Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities.

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