Government Contracts

Latham represents clients worldwide in every type of government contract litigation and counseling issue, including complex, high-stakes litigation by and against the United States, among competing prime contractors, and between contractors and subcontractors.

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Understanding the Complexities of Government Contracts

During the past 30 years, Latham has handled virtually every type of government contract litigation or counseling problem, representing traditional defense contractors and, increasingly, healthcare, computer and telecommunications companies doing business with the government. Latham is a seasoned practitioner of all forms of litigation, from cases by and against the US government, to disputes between contractors.

In-depth, Integrated and Practical Experience

Latham's Government Contracts Practice is comprehensive in scope, with expertise in areas including:

  • Claims by and against the government
  • Compliance with export controls, use of foreign selling agents and with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Conducting due diligence, and handling regulatory issues, including financings that arise in corporate transactions involving government contractors
  • Criminal investigations and civil fraud cases arising out of government contracts
  • Defending qui tam actions
  • Disputes and other issues related to contract performance
  • Formulating, implementing and auditing corporate compliance programs
  • Major bid protests at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Court of Federal Claims and federal district courts
  • Procurement laws and procedures arising from national security and homeland defense initiatives
  • Protection of proprietary technical data
  • Regulatory work on all sides of various foreign and domestic procurement matters
  • Suspension and debarment issues with a wide array of procurement agencies