Architects, engineers, and construction contractors that work on domestic and international government projects are subject to investigation and prosecution by a myriad of state, federal, and international agencies. The claims range from corrupt procurement and fraudulent billing to alleged regulatory and compliance breaches. And the draconian tools at government—and putative whistleblower—disposal can turn simple contractual disagreements or oversights into millions of dollars in fines and penalties, along with potential debarment. At Alston & Bird, we have a team of experienced professionals at your disposal.
Experience in the A/E/C Industry and A/E/C Investigations and Enforcement Actions
We offer a single source for legal services for the defense of domestic and international false claims and anticorruption investigations involving A/E/C participants. We field an integrated team of former Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys and highly experienced civil litigators who routinely defend companies and individuals in A/E/C industry investigations, administrative enforcement actions, and criminal prosecutions. Our market-leading A/E/C industry practitioners have decades of experience in all manner of complex domestic and international projects.
Our team combines industry and subject-matter experience that is key to defending investigations into alleged corruption and fraudulent performance of public projects with intimate knowledge of how these investigations are conducted and how to avoid civil and criminal sanctions. As a result, our clients avoid the additional costs associated with the retention of third-party consultants to assess the development, design, and implementation of projects. Based on our wealth of civil, criminal, and administrative defense experience, we are well equipped to defend claims of mismanagement and fraudulent billing brought by public agencies.