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National Security

Government Contracts

Our National Security team counsels US and international government contractors in structuring and negotiating teaming arrangements, technology transfers, co-production agreements, and equity joint ventures in the US and abroad. Over the past decade, our attorneys have counseled on more than 100 cooperative research and development arrangements—as well as production and marketing deals—in such fields as tactical communications, electronic warfare systems, aircraft production, torpedo manufacture, missile system development and manufacture, alternative energy sources, automotive components and vehicles, tank subassemblies, and computer systems.

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 international 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.

Experience

In-Q-Tel Government contracts issues

Represents the independent, strategic venture organization established by the U.S. government to support the mission of the CIA and the broader intelligence community to acquire high technology solutions for the US Intelligence community

Digital Equipment Corporation/Compaq Computer Negotiations under Defense Department contract

Served as lead counsel in negotiating successful resolution of criminal and civil fraud and False Claims Act allegations under a multi-billion-dollar Defense Department contract.

Major pharmaceutical company Risk issues for flu vaccinations

Provided assessment and advice concerning risk issues associated with sales of one of the client's products to the federal government for pandemic flu stockpiling purposes.

Major university Obtaining liability protection under the SAFETY Act

Advised client on obtaining liability protection under the SAFETY Act for qualified anti-terrorism technology.

National bank Privacy and security implications of non-US outsourcing arrangement

Development and government review of privacy and security protections for a foreign software company to develop and maintain software involved in the delivery of services to US government customers.

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