Grand Jury Indictments for Federal Contractors

Government contractors facing federal investigations should understand the basics of grand jury indictments and how the criminal process can impact the company. When the federal prosecutors finish their investigation, they can bring further charges by moving for a federal grand jury indictment. This is a very stressful process. Small businesses… Read more »

Tips for Federal False Claims Act Elements & Defense

Establishing and proving False Claims Act defenses in government investigations and litigation can make the difference in winning or being an open target for prison time or hefty civil fines. The False Claims Act, 31 USC 3729, is the government’s favorite legal tool to prosecute and impose civil and criminal… Read more »

How to Defend a Qui Tam Lawsuit Involving Government Contracts?

By Theodore P. Watson, Esq Federal Contract Qui Tam Defense Lawyer.  Qui Tam lawsuits involving United States government contracts can be a traumatic experience. There are many targeted individuals and contractors who end up with guilty verdicts in criminal cases or paying thousands or millions in civil fines without even… Read more »

What is a Qui Tam Relator?

If you are planning on filing a Qui Tam lawsuit, the following information may help you to better understand the basics and ground rules.  Understanding what is a Qui Tam Relator is critical before hiring an attorney. What Does Qui Tam Mean? The Latin phrase “Qui Tam” is translated to… Read more »

Buy American Act (BAA Construction Lawyers) Frequently Asked Questions

Act quickly if you are under investigation or worried about violating Buy American Act compliance requirements. Theodore P Watson, Esq – Practice Leader This section is only written to provide information to small businesses and larger federal government contractors regarding common issues and questions raised about the Buy American Act. If… Read more »

Tips for Filing Court of Federal Claims Bid Protests (COFC)

Deciding on whether to file a Court of Federal Claims bid protest versus GAO protest or the agency-level protest can be tricky too many government contractors. At the end of the day, many contractors seeking to save revenues worth millions of dollars find that closing bridges or giving up rights… Read more »

SBA Joint Venture Agreements 3 in 2 Rule Changes

Never Guess At the SBA Affiliation Rules, You May be Wrong. SBA joint venture rules can be confusing the say the least. Yet, many companies tend to roll the dice and then late become subject to a small business size protest and lose the profits and revenues from the awarded… Read more »

CPARS Ratings, Fapiis Past Performance and Contractor Integrity Data

CPARS Ratings, Fapiis Past Performance and Contractor Integrity Data – What Every Federal Government Contractor Needs to Know By Cheryl E. Adams, Esq. The Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS Rating Scale) exists to provide government source selection officials (SSOs) with a variety of types of information that SSOs need… Read more »