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 effects of such changes or potential changes to contractors of all sizes and providing products and services to all segments of the federal government. For example, we counsel contractors regarding such issues as establishing and maintaining effective compliance programs [see Ethics Advice & Compliance Audits and Plans]; cost allowability issues [see Cost Accounting and Cost Allowability]; small-business-related issues [see Small Business]; protection of proprietary data [see Data Rights and Protection of Contractor Trade Secrets]; compliance with restrictions on foreign acquisitions, including the Buy America Act, Trade Agreements Act, and Berry Amendment/Specialty Metals and export control regulations [see Export Controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Buy America Act, and Trade Agreement Act]; contracting with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the commercial item contracting under FAR Part 12 [see GSA Schedule and Commercial Item Contracts]; the unique rules that apply to contractors and their employees operating in contingency operations [see Expeditionary Contracting]; the flow down of FAR and FAR supplement clauses to subcontracts; and the implications of the dozens of certifications and representations required by the typical solicitation.
ISSUE: SPRING 2014
IN THIS ISSUE
- It’s My Appeal, But It’s Your Claim: ASBCA Orders Government to File Complaint in Appeal of Government Claim
- “Willfully” Reinterpreted: The Effect of DOJ’s Latest Interpretation of False Statement Statutes on Contractors’ Mandatory Disclosure Obligations
- Don’t Be Fooled by Fakes: Five Issues to Address in Complying with DOD’s New Counterfeit Electronic Parts Rule
- Are You Ready for Your CPSR?—Seven Areas for Focus
- Is Your Company SCA Compliant? Figure It Out Before the United States Department of Labor Figures It Out for You!
- GAO Agrees With ISDC: Many Agencies Have Enhanced Their Suspension and Debarment Programs and Increased the Use of Suspension and Debarment Remedies
- Wiley Rein Attorneys Partner with Lawline for “Federal Contracting: A Five-Part Series”
- Speeches & Publications
Final Rule on Compensation for Defense Contractors Continues the March Toward Lower Allowable Compensation for All Contractors
By Nicole J. Owren-Wiest and Tracye Winfrey Howard
June 2, 2014
DOD Issues Final Rule on Counterfeit Electronic Parts
By Jon W. Burd and Craig Smith
May 6, 2014
D.C. Court Applies Common-Sense Limits to Davis-Bacon Act
By Eric W. Leonard and Craig Smith
April 14, 2014 | Law360