WilmerHale has the knowledge and experience to successfully develop and litigate government contract claims from initial submission to the contracting officer through appeal to the Court of Federal Claims or Boards of Contract Appeal, and if necessary, to the Federal Circuit. In addition to traditional government contract claims, our attorneys regularly represent clients on other types of litigation that arise from or involve government contracts, including prime-sub disputes, environmental matters and patent infringement suits.
While it is usually preferable for parties to resolve their disputes through negotiation, when negotiations fail, WilmerHale’s government contract litigators stand ready to enforce and protect clients’ rights. This does not necessarily mean that litigation automatically follows. We shape our strategy meet to our clients’ needs, and to that end, actively consider mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
When ADR does not work, we are able to call on an extraordinary bench of experienced government contract litigators who also have a deep understanding of how the issues may be viewed by the Federal Circuit. When litigation moves to a federal court of appeals, few firms can match WilmerHale’s capabilities and experience.
WilmerHale represents the full spectrum of government contractors, from emerging companies that consider themselves primarily commercial businesses, to multi-national, top-tier defense companies, and we have litigated a wide range of disputes, ranging from basic contract claims to complex patent infringement issues. We provide aggressive and creative advocacy across the broad spectrum of courts and forums where government contract disputes are litigated.