With decades of collective experience in government contracts and disputes, our team helps clients resolve a wide range of complex business issues.

From prosecuting and defending bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), to asserting and defending claims before courts and boards of contract appeals, to investigating and defending civil and criminal fraud accusations, this team delivers proven abilities and a grounded perspective.

We represent clients in matters related to government contracts across a diverse industry span: defense, energy, environment, technology, healthcare, real estate and construction. Applying the strong client-oriented litigation philosophy that distinguishes us, we staff to deliver cost-effective representations and routinely call upon the strong pool of talent within the firm, as well as the most sophisticated technologies available to assist in accomplishing our clients’ objectives.

Our litigation practice overall is not limited to in-court litigation. In the service of our clients’ interests, Brown Rudnick has implemented a variety of effective alternative dispute resolution techniques, and we represent our clients’ interests, not only in court, but, as appropriate, in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

This team’s clients range from the largest companies in their industries to emerging and mid-size entities. We regularly appear on these clients’ behalf before numerous governmental bodies, including the Government Accountability Office, the Small Business Administration, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, the US Court of Federal Claims and US District Courts, state courts and appellate courts throughout the country.

Clients look to the Government Contracts team for assistance in areas such as these:

Bid protests, both prosecution and defense, before the GAO and courts

Investigation and defense of civil (including qui tam) and criminal fraud accusations

Inspector General investigations and Defense Contract Audit Agency audits

Compliance with, and investigations and disputes relating to, employment-related laws, regulations, and executive orders specific to government contractors

Subcontracting and teaming agreements, including drafting, negotiating, settling and litigating disputes

Commercial and Administrative Procedure Act disputes, in trial and appellate courts nationwide

Contract claims including environmental, construction, weapon and information systems, and health care

Due diligence related to mergers with and acquisitions of government contractors

Compliance issues related to cost accounting, pharmaceutical pricing, the Procurement Integrity Act and the Truth in Negotiation Act

Disputes involving construction business owners, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, architects and sureties

Intellectual property, trade secrets and data rights

Small Business Administration program qualifications and protests, including asserting and defending size protests

Personal Conflict of Interest, Organizational Conflict of Interest, post-government employment, and ethics issues

Grants and cooperative agreements

A variety of other government contract-related issues, including conflict of interest rules, Foreign Ownership Control and Influence issues, security clearances, employment law issues, Federal Supply Schedule matters, commercial item acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, novations, and terminations

Government Contracts Group Leader

Kenneth B. Weckstein


Washington, D.C.