Government Contracts

Morgan Lewis advises clients ranging from Fortune 20 companies to startups throughout the government contracting lifecycle. We appreciate the opportunities and challenges associated with doing business with federal, state, and local governments. Understanding the legal, regulatory, and political workings of the procurement sector, our government contracts practitioners help clients cut costs, mitigate risk, and gain the best possible advantage in government contract transactions, disputes, investigations, and strategic business planning.

We work with defense and civilian agencies on all types of government contracts and funding vehicles, including defense, aerospace, satellite and space, energy, healthcare, information technology, telecommunications, life sciences, and commercial products and services. We also assist contractors in their dealings with state and local governments for a variety of products and services. If disputes arise that cannot otherwise be resolved, our lawyers litigate aggressively and successfully. We also defend contractors in investigations by agency inspectors general (IGs) and other government enforcement agencies, as well actions brought by qui tam relators (or whistleblowers) or the US Department of Justice (DOJ) under the False Claims Act (FCA).

Our work for government contracts clients covers a wide range of disciplines, including litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters. We assist clients with the following:

  • Investigations, FCA Litigation, and Mandatory Disclosures
  • Suspension and Debarment
  • Claims and Other Litigation
  • Bid Protests
  • Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contracting
  • Procurement Counseling
  • Due Diligence and Mergers & Acquisitions Assistance

The global scope of our practice is a distinguishing feature. Leveraging our firm’s international presence, our team also handles government contracts matters involving non-US jurisdictions, including in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, and Russia.