The Government Contracts Practice Group is part of the Epstein Becker & Green, PC Litigation Core Practice Group. EBG's Government Contract attorneys assist clients in resolving complex disputes in both public contract and commercial settings. Attorneys from the group represent some of the largest companies in the defense, energy, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, health care and construction industries, as well as small, mid-sized and emerging companies and public entities.
In addition to representing clients in court, arbitration and mediation proceedings, our attorneys regularly appear before various governmental bodies, including the Government Accountability Office, the Small Business Administration and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
The array of litigation matters handled by EBG's Government Contracts Litigation Practice include the following:
- Bid protests (both prosecution and defense)
- Contract claims, including environmental, construction, weapon and information systems and health care
- Wage and hour disputes
- Contractors' trade secrets and data rights claims
- Disputes involving compliance issues, such as cost accounting, the Procurement Integrity Act, and the Truth in Negotiation Act
- Disputes arising from subcontracts and teaming agreements
- Assertion and defense of Small Business Administration protests, including size, affiliation and mentoring issues
- Defense of construction business owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects and sureties in a wide range of commercial and contract disputes.
Our litigation experience includes:
Successful defense of four protests and three appeals that resulted in the award of a $1.1 billion state pharmacy benefit management services contract to the firm's client. Under the contract, the client will provide PBM services to over 200,000 state employees, retirees and their dependents. After a nine day hearing, the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals issued a unanimous 94-page opinion in our client's favor.
- Successful representation of contractors in jury trial defending against $2 billion claim for business losses following the crash of an airplane in the Florida Everglades.
- Successful representation in suit to enjoin the Department of Energy from awarding a $1 billion contract regarding the nuclear waste management system. The Court granted plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction after a four day hearing and granted plaintiff's request for a permanent injunction after a six week trial.
- Obtaining a permanent injunction for health care provider against a competitor's $225 million contract for health care services
- Successful representation of major transit authority against a claim seeking approximately $50 million based on theories of fraud, breach of contract and unilateral mistake. After a six-week trial and 10 days of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict for our client. We successfully defended the verdict on appeal.