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Government Contracts Litigation

McCandlish’s lawyers have advised government contracts clients on every aspect of the contract acquisition process from bid to protest.

Given our proximity to Washington, D.C., Crystal City, and the Dulles Corridor, and the high concentration of government agencies in the area, McCandlish Lillard’s Government Contracts litigation practice frequently represents large and small contracting firms in government contracts disputes.

McCandlish’s lawyers have advised government contracts clients on every aspect of the contract acquisition process from bid to protest.  We frequently work with clients to help them resolve disputes without court action, and coordinate closely with the lawyers in our Business Practice Group.  When litigation is inevitable, however, our attorneys have successfully brought or defended a diverse array of claims including but not limited to: breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with existing business expectation and economic advantage; tortious interference with existing business relationships; misappropriation of trade secrets; improper disclosure of proprietary and confidential information; unfair competition; computer crimes and statutory and common law conspiracy allegations, to name just a few. Many cases have involved declaratory, injunctive or other emergency relief.

Every case is unique and the results in each case depend upon a variety of factors that are unique to that case.  The firm’s recent engagements have included representation of a Virginia-based defense contractor to the U.S. Government resulting in the dismissal of restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation brought against it in another state by one of its based competitors.   McCandlish lawyers worked with local counsel to seize upon the tactical commencement of the litigation against our client only a day before the parties’ competing bids were to be submitted to promptly dissolve a restraining order the day following its issuance, allowing our client to submit its proposal to the government customer.  The matter ultimately resolved on very favorable terms to our client.

In another matter, a team of McCandlish lawyers successfully defended a successful government contracting firm against claims by its former president. In addition to the more “run of the mill” assertions of breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract and business expectancy, statutory and common law conspiracy, the matter included an interesting assertion of a secret and illegal merger, dilution of shares, and violations of Delaware and Virginia corporate law. The company and its management were vigorously defended by McCandlish’s lawyers, resulting in no payment whatsoever to the plaintiff, and dismissal with prejudice of all claims.

Again, the outcome of each case depends on the unique set of facts and circumstances presented by that case.  McCandlish lawyers focus on these unique facts and circumstances to craft a strategy that serves the client’s goals and interests.

For more information about McCandlish Lillard’s Government Contracts Litigation Practice, or to request an initial consultation about your case, we invite you to review the profiles of our litigation attorneys and to contact them directly.

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