Our government contracts and national security lawyers counsel US and foreign companies in the full range of issues that arise in the unique environment of contracting with the US intelligence, defense, and homeland security community, including contract formation, pricing, licensing of intellectual property, compliance issues, and indemnification and mitigation of liability for unusually hazardous or antiterrorism-related goods and services. Our government contracts and national security team includes lawyers who formerly held senior positions in the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the US Department of State, the US Department of Justice, and Congress; a number of them possess active US government security clearances. They understand the special issues that arise under national security contracts and the unique processes and considerations in the security and intelligence procurement communities.
Our lawyers also have extensive experience in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions involving US intelligence community contractors, as well as teaming arrangements, technology transfers, co-production agreements, and equity joint ventures in the US and abroad. In addition to advising government contractors on the full range of US laws and regulations applicable to such transactions (Exon-Florio, the ITAR, EAR, and FOCI rules, etc.), our lawyers also advise and represent foreign governments regarding purchases made from US defense contractors, including those made with foreign military sales funds. We also have substantial experience in dealing with issues arising under classified or so-called "black" programs.