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Government Contracts

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The Williams Mullen Government Contracts Industry Service Group (Government Contracts ISG) delivers the critical advice and representation a company needs to enter, expand, or defend its interests in the heavily regulated federal and state government contracts market.

Led by a nucleus of government contracts-focused attorneys who have decades of federal government and private sector experience, the Government Contracts ISG translates deep knowledge of how the federal government and various state governments operate into actionable advice for domestic and international clients to address the complex issues they encounter.

We approach each client engagement with a firm grasp of our client’s business and priorities, their market drivers, and how evolving government requirements may influence business action. We often call upon our government contracts-savvy colleagues with corporate, banking, financial, M&A, economic development, export and import trade regulation, intellectual property and licensing, labor and employment, executive compensation, employee benefits, information security (cyber and privacy), real estate, tax, and white collar experience to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients.

Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory, and business counseling; strategic advice; negotiations; protests; claims; investigations; False Claims Act (FCA) and suspension and debarment defense; and compliance training. In addition, we have advised numerous foreign companies on establishing operations in the United States independently and through acquisition as well as domestic companies expanding to overseas markets.

Types of Clients

  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Third-Party Stakeholders

Industries Served

  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Defense
  • Homeland Security
  • Information Security (Cyber)
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Maritime
  • Medical
  • Public Health
  • Scientific
  • Services

Experience with Government Departments and Agencies

Our lawyers have represented clients in procurement matters involving most of the federal military, homeland security, and civilian departments, and many federal agencies, including the General Service Administration (GSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). We also have represented clients before various state agencies.

We have represented clients before virtually all the procurement tribunals, including the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO); the Boards of Contract Appeal; the FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition; the Court of Federal Claims; the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; various federal district courts and federal courts of appeal; and state courts.

We also address matters through mediation and arbitration.


  • Entering the Public Sector at the Federal and State Levels
  • Teaming, Joint Ventures, and Mentor-Protégé Agreements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
  • Financing
  • Contract and Subcontract Review, Drafting, Negotiation, and Interpretation
  • GSA Schedule and other Multiple-Award Contracts
  • Grants
  • Regulatory Interpretation and Advocacy
  • Small Business Qualification, Preferences, and Related Matters
  • Bid and Size Protests
  • Cost Accounting
  • Intellectual Property Protection, Development, and Licensing
  • Contract Performance, Closeout, and Termination (Convenience and Default)
  • Contract Claims and Subcontractor Disputes
  • Labor and Employment
  • Executive Compensation
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
  • Davis Bacon Act and Service Contract Act
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Personal and Facility Security Clearances
  • Cyber Security and Privacy Issues
  • Export and Import Controls
  • Overseas Operations
  • Tax
  • Government and Internal Investigations
  • False Claims Act, Qui Tam, and other Fraud Defense
  • Suspension and Debarment Defense
  • Compliance Training
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