In the current government contracts environment, where traditional procurement contracting has become more complex and demanding, opportunities are ripe and hazards are abundant. Arnold & Porter LLP's Government Contracts group offers a full-service practice with the breadth and depth required to effectively navigate this shifting landscape in public procurement markets at the international, federal, state, and local levels. Our firm has been a respected leader in Washington, DC, for well over four decades, offering clients wide-ranging experience ranging from compliance, claims litigation, government investigations, and business strategy counseling, to representation in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. As the government contracts field becomes ever wider in scope, we have expanded our team to meet the challenge. Over the last decade, eight new partners and counsel joined the firm, along with numerous associates and specialists, further strengthening our core capabilities.
The quality and depth of our practice has been recognized by a number of third-party organizations, including Chambers, Best Lawyers, and International Who's Who of Public Procurement Lawyers. In 2012, Chambers USA ranked our government contracts group in the nation’s top tier as well as gave special recognition to the practice’s client service and commercial awareness. That organization described the group as a “highly respected practice” that “offers the full spectrum of government contracts expertise.”
Our clients and their businesses are as diverse as the services we provide them. We represent both start-ups and FORTUNE 500 companies, both US and international entities, government and private corporations, and both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Our clients come to us from a variety of industries, including information technology, healthcare, financial services, professional services, life sciences, aerospace and defense, and the US government. In the information technology industry, for example, we represent many of the leading services providers in the federal marketplace.
Our attorneys are widely respected as leaders throughout Washington, DC, and they bring to our clients an insider's understanding of the legal and policy framework in which government contracts and national security issues arise, as well as the processes in which decisions in these areas are made. Among our attorneys are the former General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency; the former General Counsel of the National Security Agency; a former congressman who was the ranking member of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security; and the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Controls at the US Department of State.