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Wiley Rein’s Government Contracts Practice and Rand L. Allen Receive Top Tier Honors from Chambers USA for the Fifth Consecutive Year

May 29, 2013

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business rates Wiley Rein’s Government Contracts Practice in its prestigious top tier of firms nationwide for the fifth straight year. Chambers reports “Wiley Rein's continuing dominance in the world of government contracts can be attributed to its strong relationships with Fortune 500 companies.” The team also receives special recognition for its client service.

Practice chair Rand L. Allen and partners Paul F. Khoury, Scott M. McCaleb and Daniel P. Graham are named “Leading Lawyers” in their field. Mr. Khoury also received “spotlight” recognition for his bid protest work. Partner Nicole J. Owren-Wiest is rated as “Up and Coming” in the government contracts field.

Sources tell Chambers the practice “works very well—they staff effectively, respond quickly to client desires and understand how we operate and expect them to operate.” The directory notes that the firm’s best-known work on behalf of key industry names includes bid protests, claims assessment and litigation, compliance matters, pricing issues, audits before the Defense Contract Audit Agency and internal investigations.

The leading directory rates Mr. Allen in the top tier for the eighth consecutive year and says clients have lauded him as “exceptional.” Chambers highlights a victory Mr. Allen obtained on behalf of a major client, successfully opposing a proposed debarment and securing an administrative agreement in the client's favor.

Mr. Khoury—also ranked in the top tier for 2013—is renowned for being “a fantastic bid protest attorney” whose client victories include successfully challenging the terms of a $1.6 billion U.S. General Services Administration solicitation.

Sources tell Chambers Mr. McCaleb is “going great guns” on a broad range of matters including bid protests and general compliance, while Mr. Graham “leads the next generation of Wiley protest lawyers. He does outstanding work and gets good results for us.”

Previously recognized by Chambers for her “expertise in government contract cost accounting and bid protests,” Ms. Owren-Wiest is once again commended for her “outstanding efforts” in the government contracts field.

The Chambers ratings are based on extensive interviews of law firms' clients, colleagues and competitors. Inclusion in the directory is determined through a rigorous vetting process.

To view the full Chambers editorial, click here.