More About Government Contracts

Balch & Bingham attorneys have significant experience representing contractors and vendors in connection with federal, state and local government procurements. Attorneys in this practice help clients navigate the complex regulatory requirements to win and manage contracts under strong contractual agreements, comply with changing government rules, maximize corporate strategies, prepare for successful exit strategies, execute mergers and acquisitions after guiding due diligence, manage employees, execute complex product distributions and avail themselves of their possibly otherwise unknown rights and obligations.

Our attorneys work closely with clients to navigate the complex regulatory requirements to win and effectively manage government contracts.

Attorneys in this practice have knowledge and experience in a full range of government contractor issues such as the following categories and topics:


  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Small/Disadvantaged Business Application & Qualification
  • Novation of Contracts
  • Assignment of Contracts
  • Assignment of Accounts Receivable
  • Commercial Debt
  • Stock Options and Other Incentive Plans
  • Restructuring for OCI Purposes

Bid Protests/Claims & Disputes

  • Representation of protestors and interveners in contract bid disputes arising from alleged abuse of agency discretion, irregularities in proposal evaluations, improper application of disadvantaged business enterprise regulations
  • Claims for termination for convenience and changes
  • State agency administrative remedies


  • OCI – Organizational Conflict of Interests
  • Security Clearances (foreign nationals)
  • Internal Investigations and Reporting
  • Anti-Kickback Act and Foreign Corrupt Trade Practices

Export License Controls

  • ITAR Regulations
  • ITAR Plans
  • Commerce Control List
  • Technology Control Plans
  • Foreign Subsidiary Sales to Restricted Countries (3rd party monitor)
  • Distribution Agreements


  • Proposal Drafting/Consulting
  • Teaming Agreements
  • Joint Venture Corporate Entities
  • FAR & DFAR provisions and applications
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • License Agreements


  • Affirmative Action Plans
  • Nondisclosure/Non-Compete Agreements
  • Automatic Assignments of Intellectual Property
  • Human Resource Counseling
  • Litigation in Federal and State Courts

Government Contracts

  • Political Liaison to Government Representatives