Hughes Hubbard & Reed helps its defense-industry and other government-contractor clients protect their most valuable assets: reputation, credibility with government customers and regulators and the “present responsibility” required to be a US government contractor under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Our team brings together leading practitioners in the fields that are critical to government contractors, including corporate compliance, internal investigations, False Claims Act investigations and litigation, international trade controls (including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations and compliance, Defense Security Service matters, suspension and debarment proceedings, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States reviews, intellectual property and merger and acquisition clearance.
In an atmosphere of increasingly pervasive regulation, heightened scrutiny and aggressive enforcement actions directed at government contractors, members of the defense industry need to prioritize regulatory compliance, investigations and dispute avoidance and resolution. In this heavily regulated environment, innovative corporate law departments are moving beyond the traditional paradigm of the law department as a necessary cost center and are increasingly focusing on adding value to the business enterprise.
We partner with our clients’ law departments to create value by identifying, predicting, managing and remediating risk before it manifests in the form of litigation or enforcement action. When government enforcement or litigation cannot be avoided, we work with our clients to develop creative solutions and, when necessary, to mount aggressive defenses in the most cost-efficient manner.