Our lawyers have extensive experience representing government contractors and their employees in criminal investigations and related civil proceedings involving allegations of procurement fraud. We defend our clients against allegations of false claims, bid-rigging, money laundering, bribery, kickbacks, collusion and other types of procurement fraud.
In addition to advising contractors facing government investigations, we conduct internal investigations to minimize our clients’ risks and potential exposure. We assist with voluntary disclosures, if needed, as well as potential parallel proceedings. We also help clients develop programs and policies to ensure compliance with both United States and foreign procurement laws.
Our team members previously served as federal prosecutors, including as senior managers in U.S. Attorneys’ offices or the Department of Justice. We understand how the government approaches and builds its procurement fraud cases, and we use that understanding together with our long defense experience to obtain the best results for our clients.
Our representative matters include:
- Represented a non-U.S. contractor in a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation of alleged kickbacks on contracts awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for reconstruction work in Iraq.
- Obtained declination of prosecution for computer manufacturers in FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) procurement investigation.
- Obtained declination of prosecution for a prime contractor in investigation of alleged bribes and kickbacks in the construction of federal courthouses in New York and Nevada.
- Successfully represented an individual in a DOJ investigation of alleged false and fraudulent claims made by a foreign food service contractor in Afghanistan.
- Successfully represented an individual owner of a company accused of providing false information in order to obtain Small Disadvantaged Business eligibility under the U.S. Small Business Administration program.
- Successfully defended a major shipbuilder accused in a qui tam action of defrauding the government by misspending government funds allocated for worker training.
- Represented the general manager of a defense contractor in connection with a DOD/DOJ investigation into an alleged conspiracy to circumvent manufacturing, testing and quality assurance requirements in the production of nuclear, biological and chemical filters for use in military tanks.
- Defended a large international construction company accused of defrauding the government in a project involving construction of a water and sewage system in Cairo, Egypt.
- Successfully defended a medical school and principal researcher against claims of scientific misconduct and falsely procuring National Institute of Health research funds.