In the world of government contracting, counsel must not only navigate traditional legal ethics issues, but also face unique legal ethics issues arising from specific government contracts statutes and regulations, as well as the dynamics of having the United States as the “client” of your adversary. In this program, we will explore the potential pitfalls that await government contracts lawyers (whether outside counsel, in-house counsel, or government counsel) and how to assist clients in matters involving debriefings, bid protests, due diligence, subcontracting counseling, and investigations. In many of these matters, the stakes are high and there is no room for error.
Mr. Leonard represents clients on all aspects of federal, state and local procurement matters, including government contracts compliance issues, compliance with federal labor initiatives, such as the Service Contract Act (SCA), bid protests, contract disputes and termination litigation, mergers and acquisitions, government investigations, suspension and debarment matters and False Claims Act actions. His experience includes representation of clients before federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and spans virtually all industries involved in contracting with the federal government.
George counsels and represents government contractors on a broad range of government contracting issues, including contract claims and disputes, bid protests, internal investigations, and cost allowability matters. A certified Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt, George uses the LLSI process and project management tools to continually improve the value proposition the firm delivers to its clients.