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WRF Government Contracts Practice and Attorneys Rated Among the Nation's Best

June 8, 2006

Washington, DC - Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Wiley Rein & Fielding's Government Contracts Practice as among the best in the nation, and rated practice chair Rand L. Allen and partner Scott M. McCaleb as "Leading Lawyers" in the field.  The Chambers ratings are based on extensive interviews with firm clients, colleagues and peers.

WRF's team of more than 30 attorneys and consultants handles every aspect of government contracting, from contract formation and bid protest issues to performance disputes and fraud allegations.  The diversity of the group's "substantial and broad-based" practice was lauded by clients who "consistently praised the 'impressive quality'" of the group's work, especially in bid protests.  "Compliments were also reserved for the high standard of the associates within the team." 

Rand Allen, who also has been named the "Leading Government Contracts Lawyer" in the Washington, DC area by Legal Times, again is rated by Chambers among the top-tier of practitioners in this legal arena.  Hailed as a "bright and broadly skilled litigator" who provides very "thoughtful" client service, he also receives notice for his "laudable" leadership of the group.  Scott McCaleb, who represents clients on all aspects of federal, state and local procurement matters, was praised as "a real standout amongst the younger generation" and was applauded for his "terrific" work handling bid protests, just one of many areas of his practice.

Commented Allen, "We have worked very hard to build a top-notch and comprehensive team of government contracts lawyers and professionals, and we are very pleased that our group generally, and our associates specifically, have been identified by our peers and clients as leaders in the field."

London-based Chambers and Partners evaluates law firms and attorneys on several factors, including: technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.