Aerospace and Defense
For more than 50 years, McKenna Long & Aldridge (MLA) has been at the forefront of assisting a large number of the Aerospace and Defense Industries’ member companies. The firm has a well-earned reputation for achieving innovative, successful resolutions of problematic issues, at costs that represent true value. Our long, in-depth involvement in these industries, coupled with an understanding of business operations, superbly situates MLA attorneys to advise on any contract-related issue that might arise — from positioning a company to obtain government contracts, to litigating any dispute that might arise, whether it be a civil or a criminal matter.
MLA government procurement attorneys provide strategic, experienced counseling on issues including:
- Preparation of requests for equitable adjustments, claims under the Contract Disputes Act, breach of contract actions, and termination settlement proposals.
- Cost and pricing matters including the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA), Cost Accounting Standards and Cost Allowability under the Cost Principles in FAR Part 31.
- Defense of both False Claims Act lawsuits, including qui tam actions, and investigations under other contract-related fraud statutes.
- Administrative inquiries from Defense Contractor Management Agency (DCMA) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) including compliance with the Mandatory Disclosure Rules.
- Prime/subcontractor disputes.
- International contracting matters including the Arms Export Control Act, International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR), Munitions List, and the Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S.
- Product liability including the government contractor defense, political question, State Secrets, and the SAFETY Act.
- Bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Court of Federal Claims and procuring agencies.
- Contract risk assessments, including indemnity issues for biodefense, weapons production, space missions and other potentially hazardous activities and risks arising under contingency contracts performed in the battlefield.
- Compliance programs, and due diligence in mergers and acquisitions.
- Internal investigations of technology-related matters, including test and inspection, software design and development, systems engineering, quality assurance, and configuration management.
- Contract formation, including contract pricing and accounting, appropriations laws and special laws, such as those arising under the Space Act.
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- Construction & Engineering
- Environment, Energy & Product Regulation
- Government Contracts
- Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs