Washington Government Investigation and Claim Appeals Lawyers
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The government has a right to investigate businesses for suspected fraud and ethical matters. It can also deny contract claims for damages. This can be a sensitive experience that can affect your business reputation. Although the government can exercise its right to investigate you, the critical question is whether you understand your rights.
Many company’s handle things on their own, and without counsel. Later to find out that they have actual waived whatever rights they did have. We are here to prevent that from happening. At Watson government contracts law firm, our government contract investigation and defense attorneys are called upon to assist in your response and cooperation during a contract investigation. Our attorneys are experienced in ethics violations, GAO protests, contract claims, fraud allegations and the issues that can arise.
Areas of concern that we can assist you with include;
· Miller Act
· False Claim Act
· Ethical Matters
· Davis Bacon and Wage issues
· OSHA Violations
· EEOC Violations
· Contractor Ethics Violations
· Contract Terminations
· Suspension and Debarment
· DOJ and IG Investigations
Protect Your Rights
Information Protection: During a federal contracts investigation, each contractor has certain rights including privacy and legal protections. When you are subject to an investigation because of alleged ethics violations or violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, you also have a right to information from the agency. Having an experienced government contract attorney can save you many man-hours and can help you avoid common pitfalls during the investigation process.
Statutory and Regulatory Requirements
Most contractor claims arising under a government contract are governed by the Contract Disputes Act ("CDA") and related provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation ("FAR"). The FAR defines a claim as "a written demand or written assertion by one of the contracting parties seeking, as a matter of right, the payment of money in a sum certain, the adjustment or interpretation of contract terms, or other relief arising under or relating to the contract." The CDA further requires that the contractor submit all claims to the contracting officer and certify those over $100,000. Failure to certify them can cause delay or even loose a claims appeal.
Appeal Your Claim
Often times you perform at the direction of a government official. You perform the work and now are having a hard time getting paid. Our federal contract claims and defense lawyers are versed in the respective FAR clauses that apply to your contract. We will work with you to either negotiate a better outcome or appeal your case to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) or Court of Federal Claims.
Adequate preparation and understanding the pitfalls in handling contract disputes. Our lawyers and will work hand in hand with your key personnel to resolve the issues and maximize contract management outcomes.
Get Help With Construction Contract Claims
Federal construction projects are among the more risky federal projects awarded. Construction claims are usually larger than other industries. When problems such as terminations, delays and change orders occur, you want to ensure that you start the claims process correctly. If not, you may find your case damaged in the appeals stage. This is where our appeals attorneys help you in the initial stages. When it comes to construction claims, our attorney can help with:
Our Washington DC Claims Lawyers Offer National Legal Services
Watson's Government contract investigation lawyers serve contractors in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas and Nebraska, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Denver, Colorado Springs, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Ohio, Maine, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Las Vegas, Georgia, Hawaii, Alaska, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Florida, Indiana, Washington, Mississippi, Tennessee, Miami, Virgin Islands, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut, Arizona, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Montana and throughout the United States.
Contact us for immediate resolution of your contract claims or investigation matter.
Watson & Associates, LLC
Government Contracts Claims Attorneys
13721 East Rice Place, Suite 106, Aurora, CO 80015.
1629 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington DC, 20006-1631
Phone: (202) 827-9750 or Toll Free: (866) 601-5518
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