The lawyers in Alston & Bird’s government contracts practice are frequently called upon to assist clients in all types of matters involving the negotiation, performance, and, where necessary, litigation of government contracts, whether based on the FAR or other federal, state or local regulations. We excel at all areas where government contracting occurs, including the formation of government contracts; the administration of those contracts; processing claims and litigating disputes between our clients and government agencies, or between prime and subcontractors; conducting internal investigations; preparing voluntary or mandatory disclosures to government agencies; or defending our clients in investigations, fraud claims or other white collar matters. We are a full-service government contracts practice, with particular expertise in the information technology, healthcare and construction sectors. Many of our partners are particularly expert in construction projects for state, local and federal government owners. In fact, we are one of a few firms in the country to have nationally recognized practitioners in both the construction and government contracts specialty legal fields. We are counsel in federal construction disputes to three ENR Top 30 general contractors, including two of the world’s largest construction contractors. We also have a robust practice at the state and local level, representing national companies, as well as regional authorities and municipal governments, in their contracting.
The lawyers in Alston & Bird’s government contracts practice are some of the most respected practitioners in the field. We are consistently ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Government Contracts, Ethisphere Institute’s “Attorneys Who Matter” in Government Contract Compliance, various Super Lawyers rankings and honored as speakers and contributing authors for a wide range of government contracts publications, including the Society of Corporate Counsel and Ethics. Among our specialists are the first attorney to be appointed as the U.S. attorney in two separate jurisdictions; a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina and director of the Executive Office of United States Attorneys; a former associate counsel to the President of the United States; a former federal prosecutor assigned to Iraq’s Regime Crimes Liaison Unit; former deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; former senior counsel to the assistant attorney general for the United States; former special counsel to the attorney general for the State of North Carolina; and more than half a dozen other former assistant U.S. attorneys and DOJ trial counsel.
Bringing Value to Our Clients
Doing business with any government can be profitable and rewarding. With increasing oversight, however, it can also pose a significant risk to the continuing viability of any commercial enterprise. Whether setting up a regulatory procurement compliance program, negotiating the terms and conditions of a public contract or teaming agreement, or representing a company in public audits, investigations, suspension/debarment proceedings or litigation, the lawyers of Alston & Bird’s government contracts practice can help your company successfully navigate the numerous obligations shouldered by public contractors. We also recognize that very few important matters fall entirely within one industry or specialty. Our lawyers routinely team with other practice specialties, like construction, white collar, health care, international trade, mergers & acquisitions, labor & employment, and litigation & trial practice, to ensure that every client receives state-of-the-art services from the firm’s top-flight experts.
Representative Government Contracts Clients
Brasfield & Gorrie
Clean Energy Fuels
Leatherman Tool Group
Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia
Skanska USA Building Inc.
St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital
Thyssen Krupp USA
Volvo Construction Equipment