Government Contracts and Defense

Government Contracts and Defense

> International Procurement

We assist public and private sector procurement departments in ensuring that best practice is followed in procurement processes. We are familiar with a whole host of international procurement issues relating to matters, such as sourcing and manufacturing; import and export regulations; the propriety of certain payments; and similar topics. Our familiarity with pertinent laws, such as various trade agreements and treaties, and corruption laws, as well as the laws and regulations governing imports, exports and foreign military sales, allows us to guide clients as they tackle national and international markets.

> Public/Private Partnerships

Public infrastructure is increasingly being designed, financed, built and managed through public-private partnerships. Our lawyers have skillfully negotiated arrangements in a variety of projects and are experienced in working with various national and local governments, as well as the private sector, that seek a strategic foothold in this market. The blend of experience coupled with our project finance team offers our clients a unique perspective that is often critical in forming public/private partnerships and resolving issues involving government.

> Offset Programs

Offset programs (both indirect and direct) are commonly associated with large defense procurement projects. Our lawyers are familiar with the drafting and management of offset programs and dealing with associated antitrust issues and have experience in developing policies and procedures for local participation in offset programs and meeting local content requirements.

> Government Affairs

Duane Morris is one of just a handful of large, international law firms with an affiliate dedicated to providing businesses with lobbying and government relations services at local, state and federal levels in the U.S. Duane Morris Government Strategies, the firm’s independent lobbying and government relations affiliate, is unlike most other lobbying firms, as it works at all levels of government and on both sides of the aisle. Many of the skilled team of professionals have served in government positions including the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and have the experience, skill and relationships to ensure that lawmakers in Washington understand and fight for realistic and sound oversight. They have extensive experience working in Washington, D.C. with the Obama Administration, the Department of Defense, Committee on Armed Services, State Department and others.

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