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Regulatory and Legislative Counseling


Doing business with the federal government requires a highly specialized set of legal skills, particularly in light of the current emphasis on oversight, compliance, and mandatory disclosure of wrongdoing.  A thorough understanding of the nuances of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the agency FAR supplements, and other applicable procurement rules provides a competitive advantage to contractors in marketing their products to the government, responding to solicitations, and managing their existing contractual relationships. 

Wiley Rein attorneys counsel companies on doing business with the government, including advising companies on changes to procurement laws and regulations, legislative and regulatory changes still under consideration and the practical implications of such changes or potential changes to contractors of all sizes.  For example, we counsel contractors regarding such issues as establishing and maintaining effective compliance programs (Ethics Advice & Compliance Audits and Plans); cost allowability issues (Cost Accounting and Cost Allowability); small-business-related issues (Small Business); protection of proprietary data (Data Rights and Protection of Contractor Trade Secrets); compliance with restrictions on foreign acquisitions, including the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act, Berry Amendment, specialty metals restrictions, and export control regulations (Export Controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Buy American Act, and Trade Agreements Act); contracting with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and commercial item contracting under FAR Part 12 (GSA Schedule and Commercial Item Contracts); the unique rules that apply to contractors and their employees performing overseas in conflict areas (Expeditionary Contracting); the flow down of FAR and FAR supplement clauses to subcontractors; and the implications of the dozens of certifications and representations required by the typical solicitation.

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Rachel A. AlexanderPartner202.719.7371Download vCard
Rand L. AllenPartner202.719.7329Download vCard
Attison L. Barnes, IIIPartner202.719.7385Download vCard
Todd A. BrombergPartner202.719.7357Download vCard
Kathryn BucherPartner202.719.7530Download vCard
Jon W. BurdPartner202.719.7172Download vCard
Ralph J. CacciaPartner202.719.7242Download vCard
Philip J. DavisPartner202.719.7044Download vCard
Scott A. FelderPartner202.719.7029Download vCard
J. Ryan Frazee *Associate202.719.3751Download vCard
Tracye Winfrey HowardPartner202.719.7452Download vCard
Paul F. KhouryPartner202.719.7346Download vCard
Jillian D. Laughna (Volkmar)Associate202.719.7527Download vCard
Samantha S. LeeAssociate202.719.7551Download vCard
Eric W. LeonardPartner202.719.7185Download vCard
Margaret E. MatavichAssociate202.719.3756Download vCard
Kevin J. MaynardPartner202.719.3143Download vCard
Scott M. McCalebPartner202.719.3193Download vCard
John A. McCulloughConsulting Counsel202.719.7254Download vCard
Christopher M. MillsOf Counsel202.719.4740Download vCard
Erin K. NordConsulting Counsel202.719.7183Download vCard
Richard B. O'Keeffe, Jr.Of Counsel202.719.7396Download vCard
Nicole J. Owren-WiestPartner202.719.7430Download vCard
George E. PetelAssociate202.719.3759Download vCard
Dorthula H. Powell-WoodsonPartner202.719.7150Download vCard
John R. PrairiePartner202.719.7167Download vCard
William A. Roberts, IIIPartner202.719.4955Download vCard
Nina RustgiAssociate202.719.3761Download vCard
Kara M. SacilottoPartner202.719.7107Download vCard
Craig SmithAssociate202.719.7297Download vCard
Mark B. SweetPartner202.719.4649Download vCard
Kay TatumPartner202.719.7368Download vCard
Roderick L. ThomasPartner202.719.7035Download vCard
Brian WalshAssociate202.719.7469Download vCard
Gary S. WardAssociate202.719.7571Download vCard
Tara L. WardAssociate202.719.7495Download vCard
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