Practice Areas

Government Contracts

The attorneys in Paley Rothman’s government contracts group help clients navigate the bureaucracy of federal procurement and contract management processes, allowing them to maneuver quickly through the evolving government contracts landscape. We are highly experienced in contract negotiations and dispute resolution, regardless of whether the matter at hand is a prime contract, a subcontract, a teaming agreement (CTA or NDA), or an employment issue.

Our record of successful bid protests includes persuading the U.S. Navy to take corrective action that ultimately led to the inclusion of one of our clients as a prime contractor in a hundred million dollar multiple-award contract. We are adept at interpreting and applying federal regulations from the FAR, DFARS, SBA, and DOT, among others, and our attorneys provide guidance on both small and disadvantaged business certifications as well as other preference statuses and set-aside contract issues.

Additionally, we handle mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions for government contracting companies. We take care to keep abreast of important changes to laws and regulations affecting government contractors to ensure that we provide counsel of the highest quality to our clients. We also pay close attention to state and local procurement issues, enabling the firm to provide the same high standard of legal services at all levels of government contracting.

We are well-versed in government data rights to intellectual property and have considerable experience protecting trade secrets and other proprietary information, litigating misappropriation claims, and handling cyber-security issues. We have also successfully defended False Claims Act (FCA) cases and have helped clients respond to audits and investigations by oversight and investigative bodies. In addition to these services, we have handled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, and we are able to provide guidance on GSA schedules, contract claims and terminations, suspension/debarment issues, and Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI).

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News

September 26, 2022

Jessica Summers Provides Commentary for HR Dive Concerning Pre-Employment Testing Policies

Employment Law Principal, Jessica Summers, spoke with Ryan Golden of HR Dive to provide commentary for, "Employers face ‘new era’ of drug testing in post-pandemic landscape" on September 22, 2022.

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Presenting Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner, Sylvia Mendez

A young Mexican-American girl named Sylvia Mendez was at the center of the famous Mendez v. Westminster case from 1947, which led to the desegregation of schools for Latino...

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Awards

Litigation Attorney Trish Weaver accepted the Andrew L. Sonner Diversity Award for upholding the highest standards of the legal profession by encouraging racial and cultural diversity in the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys. The award was given by the Bar Association of Montgomery County.

Starting in November, HR Director Mandi Baldwin, Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal Brandon Hallmark, and Attorney Trish Weaver took a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Course with the Bar Association of Montgomery County. We are immensely proud of the dedication of these three Paley People and encourage others to Listen, Learn and Teach.

Paley Rothman is proud to announce that three of our distinguished attorneys were named 2022 Washingtonian Top Financial Advisers for the 3rd consecutive time amongst approximately 50 Top Estate Attorneys in the DC Metropolitan area. We are honored to have Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin in our sophisticated and caring estate planning and estate administration groups. Both groups are known for their familiarity with cutting edge techniques while providing exceptional service to our clients.

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