Government Contracts Litigation
Chambers USA ranks our government contracts litigation team as one of the best in the country, describing us as a “strong practice commended for handling litigation issues for significant clients,” and praising our “considerable strength in handling bid protests.” Chambers USA also selected Jonathan Frankel for its Spotlight Table of the top bid protest litigators nationwide.
We represent contractors everywhere government contract disputes arise: the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office, the Boards of Contract Appeals, agencies, and federal and state courts.
We have guided clients through numerous bid protests, either defending their contract awards or challenging their competitors’ awards. We have helped clients avoid suspension, debarment, and potential terminations for default. We have also represented clients in disputes with their subcontractors, prime contractors, and teaming partners.
We are aggressive and creative litigators, skilled in crafting original arguments, and confident when handling highly technical subjects. But we also have the judgment to advise when approaches other than litigation make sense and the experience to pursue these alternatives to a successful outcome.
Our team’s successes include
- Protesting the Department of Homeland Security’s award of a $450 million financial systems modernization contract before the GAO.
- Defeating a competitor’s Court of Federal Claims protest of a $250 million award by the Defense Information Systems Agency for satellite communications services.
- Defeating a GAO pre-award protest of a $600 million Air Force procurement of electronic warfare equipment.
- Using GAO and Court of Federal Claims protests to overturn the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s attempts to take a loan servicing contract away from a small business and give it to a large bank.
- Enjoining the Coast Guard from transferring our client’s work to a competitor via an unlawful sole-sourced task order.
- Convincing a federal agency to withdraw its termination of a client’s $300 million IT services contract for default by preparing an aggressive litigation response and previewing it with the agency.