The Health Care and Life Sciences Core Practice group is supported by the Government Contracts Practice group. The United States Government, as well as state and local governments, procures many health care-related goods and services. Those government procurements can be a significant source of revenue. Those procurements also introduce into contracting a myriad of laws, rules and regulations that are particular to the field of Government Contracts/Procurement.
Epstein Becker Green's Government Contracts Practice Group has over 25 years of experience in Government Contracts counseling and litigation. EBG's Government Contracts attorneys regularly assist the firm's Health Care and Life Sciences clients regarding the following:
- Bid protests (both prosecution and defense)
- Contract claims
- Contract compliance audits and voluntary disclosures
- 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
- Responses to IG and other Government investigations.
Experience in the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice area 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
- Obtaining a permanent injunction for health care provider against a competitor's $225 million contract for health care services.