Cooley's Government Contracts practice offers clients a broad range of counseling and litigation services provided by the some of the most experienced and respected attorneys in this specialized field. Our attorneys serve in leadership positions within the Government Contracts bar, and include a former chairman of the American Bar Association's Section of Public Contract Law. The Government Contracts group assists long-standing, sophisticated government contractors with legal and business matters unique and important to the government space, while also helping both small and large companies enter and successfully navigate the government marketplace for the first time.
The attorneys in the Government Contracts practice have experience and expertise with clients and matters across a wide variety of industries, including the traditional areas of defense and civilian agency procurement (e.g., aerospace, electronics, military weapons and vehicles, shipbuilding, telecommunications, and computer hardware and software), as well as the more recently emerging disciplines of homeland security, biodefense, and life sciences. A hands-on understanding of the relevant industry and business environment, as it relates to Government procurement and regulatory activity, enables our lawyers to provide clients a higher-level of counseling and more effective litigation services.
The Government Contracts practice assists clients with the full life-cycle of Government procurement issues, starting with the review and consideration of government solicitations and continuing through contract, performance, claims, disputes, and terminations. We are familiar with virtually every aspect of doing business with the Federal government, as well as State and local governmental entities, and provide legal services in several areas.
Our clients benefit from the specialized expertise and in-depth experience of our Government Contracts practice, in conjunction with the talents of the law firm's existing complimentary disciplines, including International Trade (Export Control & Compliance), Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Transactions, and White Collar & Regulatory Defense. We strive to provide our clients with top-quality service that leverages this Government Contracts specialty with the exemplary legal platform otherwise available at Cooley.