In the increasingly competitive marketplace of Government Contracts, teaming agreements, and strategic alliances can offer companies an edge and enhance the value delivered to the Government. But teaming agreements and strategic alliances entail risk as well as reward.
Discover the broad variety of strategic alliances available to companies that might otherwise be competitors; the rules, regulations, and case law that should guide the selection and structure of those alliances; and practices to protect your company from unscrupulous suitors and investigators devoted to rooting out anti-competitive abuses.
Tara L. Ward is a partner in the Wiley Government Contracts practice. Tara counsels and represents government contractors and subcontractors on a broad range of government contracting issues, including bid protests, contract claims and disputes, advice and litigation related to subcontracts and other strategic partnerships, multiple award schedule contracts, and compliance with government investigations, audits, and ethics rules. Tara is the Editor-in-Chief of the Public Contract Law Journal and Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School.
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Samantha Lee is a partner in the Wiley Government Contracts and Litigation practices. Sam counsels and represents government contractors and subcontractors on all aspects of government contracting. Sam focuses on helping contractors deploy and defend against litigation to best achieve strategic business objectives, conduct effective internal investigations, and navigate government investigations, particularly congressional investigations and U.S. Department of Justice and Inspector General inquiries and audits related to the False Claims Act. Sam leverages her investigation and litigation experience to counsel contractors on understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation and agency supplemental acquisition regulations, pursuing contract claims and disputes, managing subcontract compliance and performance, developing and implementing ethics and procurement integrity programs.
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