The myriad rules that apply to companies that contract with the federal government can make it difficult to achieve business objectives. Winston & Strawn uses its deep knowledge of this specialized area to help clients overcome potential obstacles. Our attorneys are skilled in the intricacies of contracting with government agencies and with contracts funded, in whole or in part, with public funds. Our government contracts practice extends to all phases of the procurement process, including pre- and post-award counseling; bid protests; dispute resolution, including claims preparation and litigation; defense against charges brought by the government; legislative matters; and representation on issues related to international transactions and contracts.
We also assist clients involved in overseas markets in such contract issues as direct and foreign military sales, export restrictions, allowability of foreign sales costs, security restrictions, and a host of other matters.
Our government contracts attorneys have successfully represented both large and small corporations in the aerospace, construction, consulting, health care, pharmaceutical, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, maritime, munitions, research and development, service, shipbuilding, telecommunications, transportation, and utility industries. Our government contracts and admiralty practice groups work closely together, providing the government contractor with unparalleled representation in federal procurements that leverages our specialized knowledge of the maritime industry.