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Government Contracts

The federal, state and local government marketplace presents a tremendous business opportunity, but it is not without its unique risks. At Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP, we represent businesses in all aspects of federal, state and local government contracts.

We help our clients navigate the landscape of government procurement law. We counsel our clients on ways to minimize risk, to maximize cost recovery, and to avoid costly and disruptive legal disputes. When disputes do arise, we draw on our strength in business litigation to represent our clients aggressively and fairly.

The handling of state and local procurement issues are a particular strength of our government contract practice. Our attorneys frequently represent businesses in matters involving:

Our firm is recognized statewide as a resource for bid protests and related legal matters. The head of the firm's Government Contracts Practice, Bryan B. Arnold, has been representing the interests of contractors in these matters for more than 20 years, developing both the litigation experience and the industry-specific knowledge necessary to aggressively protect our clients' best interests.

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Offices In Irvine — Serving Orange County And Southern California

Our lawyers support our clients through every step of the procurement process — from the initial bid through the fulfillment process and resolution, as well as any legal challenges along the way. For knowledgeable, hands-on counsel regarding government contracts, please contact Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP at 949-567-9923.

Contract Compliance and Regulatory Counseling

We advise clients regarding contract interpretation and regulatory requirements unique to government contracts, including cost allowability; the Cost Accounting Standards; the Truth in Negotiation Act; intellectual property and data rights; gifts and… Read More

Contract Negotiation and Competition Counseling

Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP provides advice and support for all aspects of competing for and negotiating government contracts and subcontracts. We assist our clients in preparing bids and proposals, help to ensure that their proposals satisfy… Read More

Cost Allowability and Cost Accounting Standards

We provide counseling regarding the allowability of costs under the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the application of the Cost Accounting Standards. We also draft and negotiate Advance Agreements, assist in responding to federal audits, and repr… Read More

Disputes and Claims

Litigation is a core strength of the firm. We represent prime contractors and subcontractors in all matter of disputes before the Federal Court of Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeals, and state courts. We have represented clients with respect to m… Read More

Ethics Issues and Compliance Programs

Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP provides advice regarding ethical issues that arise when dealing with federal, state, and local governments. These issues include limits on gifts and gratuities provided to government employees; organizational confl… Read More

False Claims Act Litigation and Appeals

Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP has significant experience representing traditional and non-traditional government contractors in actions brought under the federal and California False Claims Act (“FCA”). We have represented clients in such ma… Read More

Federal, State, and Local Bid Protests

In contract competitions, is not unusual for a disappointed bidder to contest the award decision. In some cases, a bidder may feel that it has been unfairly denied a competitive opportunity when the government awards a contract without competition. W… Read More

Fraud and Internal Investigations

We have conducted compliance reviews and internal investigations involving a wide variety of practices and systems, including kickbacks, procurement integrity, labor mischarging, estimating systems, gratuities, cost transfers, and withholding of cost… Read More