Government Contracts and Defense

Government Contracts and Defense

> Bidding and Contracting

In any economic environment, one thing is certain: All levels of government will continue to procure goods and services from the private sector. The value of these contracts is significant, and can always be a source of revenue for companies. But the hurdles that arise in securing a government contract are difficult to overcome. First, responding to specifications or a request for proposal is difficult and requires careful compliance, or the consequences can be severe. Second, many times companies feel they had the best proposal or the lowest bid, but a competitor gets the award. Third, a company may get the award of a lucrative contract and yet still have to fend off a challenge by a competitor. And, sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise. Fortunately, our attorneys are experienced in dealing with issues at every level of government. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we can work with clients at any stage of their quest to fulfill their goal to be the successful bidder on a government contract.


> Export Control/Sanctions/Requirements

Our attorneys assist clients in complying with the requirements of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act and their equivalents, navigating the often complex requirements of export control and economic sanction regulations. In addition, our attorneys work with clients and the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to ensure that any potential mergers and acquisitions are consistent with U.S. national security goals. Finally, we work with clients to ensure that their products comply with the requirements of various acts and restrictions of the U.S., UK and other governments.


> Intellectual Property

We help clients in drafting complex government contracts or navigating through the complex government contract procurement process to ensure intellectual property rights are securely protected. We offer counseling in drafting or responding to Requests for Proposals, including identification and protection of technical data, compliance with regulations, modifications to provisions and indemnification for patent infringement. We have drafted intellectual property licenses related to patents, trademarks, copyrights and technical data rights pursuant to government contract requirements. Following successful award of a government contract, we help ensure continuing compliance with regulations, including identifying and protecting our clients’ intellectual property, including counseling our clients in responding to requests issued to the government entity awarding the contract.

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