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Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Served as counsel to multinational companies in such defense sectors: avionics OEMS, aircraft manufacturers, armored vehicle OEMs, software development companies and telecommunications security companies
  • Provided counsel to educational institutions, colleges and universities on US Government (USG) contracting under the FARs
  • Served as counsel to healthcare entities including hospitals, clinics and practices
  • Designed compliance programs for international commerce for government contractors
  • Counseled on export licensing of dual-use goods/services before Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Provided guidance on export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services before the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) per International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Rendered advice on sanctions of embargoed countries, entities, specially designated nationals and blocked persons under Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Executive Orders
  • Advised on compliance programs administered under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) of the Defense Security Service (DSS) for Facility Clearances
  • Provided advice on establishment of Foreign Trade Zones, Subzones, and Alternative Sites 
  • Advised on False Claim Act prosecution and defense matters
  • Provided counseling on Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA) certifications
  • Issued opinions on Prompt Pay Act application for subcontractors
  • Counseled on qualification as responsible and responsive bidder under First Article Testing
  • Advised on Small Business certification advice on graduation under SBA rules
  • Counseled on Labor law application and E-Verify enrollment for subcontractors on USG contract
  • Prepared subcontractor international sales, distribution, licensing and teaming agreements
  • Counseled multinational enterprises on international trade compliance under various trade, import and procurement laws in the procurement, import and export context

The Government Contracts Team simplifies the legal engagement process to help our clients conduct business with governmental entities

Engagement with governmental entities requires a team experienced in the target jurisdiction, industry commodity and legal instrument or vehicle employed to reach the desired objective.  We can help clients understand the regulated aspects of a business relationship or investment, thus helping them accomplish their objectives and to mitigate risk arising from the operation of arcane rules in the historical fabric of procurement.

The Nelson Mullins Government Contracts Team includes

Former in-house and general counsel in compliance operations GCDB

Former member of Congress

Former military assistant staff judge advocate general officer familiar with procurement

We serve a variety of industries

Our clients make different products, are governed by different regulatory schemes, and have different goals.  We help clients determine how to conduct business appropriately with applicable governmental entities. 

Our experience provides clients with the ability to manage their government contract issues

The Firm’s practitioners work with clients dealing with federal, state and local agencies such as

  • Sole source, emergency and open competition procurements
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants
  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA)
  • Teaming Agreements
  • Proprietary Information and non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Prime and sub tier contracts (Cost Reimbursement, Fixed Price, Cost, IDIQ)
  • Appeals
  • Audits and investigations
  • Litigation

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Served as counsel to multinational companies in such defense sectors: avionics OEMS, aircraft manufacturers, armored vehicle OEMs, software development companies and telecommunications security companies
  • Provided counsel to educational institutions, colleges and universities on US Government (USG) contracting under the FARs
  • Served as counsel to healthcare entities including hospitals, clinics and practices
  • Designed compliance programs for international commerce for government contractors
  • Counseled on export licensing of dual-use goods/services before Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Provided guidance on export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services before the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) per International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Rendered advice on sanctions of embargoed countries, entities, specially designated nationals and blocked persons under Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Executive Orders
  • Advised on compliance programs administered under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) of the Defense Security Service (DSS) for Facility Clearances
  • Provided advice on establishment of Foreign Trade Zones, Subzones, and Alternative Sites 
  • Advised on False Claim Act prosecution and defense matters
  • Provided counseling on Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA) certifications
  • Issued opinions on Prompt Pay Act application for subcontractors
  • Counseled on qualification as responsible and responsive bidder under First Article Testing
  • Advised on Small Business certification advice on graduation under SBA rules
  • Counseled on Labor law application and E-Verify enrollment for subcontractors on USG contract
  • Prepared subcontractor international sales, distribution, licensing and teaming agreements
  • Counseled multinational enterprises on international trade compliance under various trade, import and procurement laws in the procurement, import and export context
  • A practical and pragmatic business mindset
  • Former government employees with experience in procurement
  • Corporate and litigation support to support procurement efforts

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