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Crowell & Moring offers a rare combination of experienced transactional lawyers, government contracts lawyers, and regulatory lawyers in a single law firm. This distinctive teaming of skills and experience allows us to effectively and efficiently offer our government contracts clients a comprehensive approach to M&A representation. We offer one-stop, full service representation for all aspects of these transactions, including corporate, government contracts, international regulatory due diligence and analysis, structuring assistance, drafting and negotiating of relevant transaction documents, assistance in obtaining governmental approvals and clearances, and post-transaction integration assistance. 

As a law firm, we believe we have an unmatched appreciation and understanding of the unique regulatory and business issues that confront government contractors. Crowell has all of the supporting knowledge necessary to effectively represent clients in M&A and other corporate transactions. We efficiently structure our representation with a strong team of subject matter experts to address the complex web of government regulations and approvals as well any other legal issues.

We have the resources and experience to handle transactions of all sizes. We are committed to a strategic partnership approach to meet clients' objectives and needs first and routinely partner with other outside advisors.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

  • Audits and investigations
  • Assignment and novation
  • Bonds and guarantees
  • Cost and pricing issues
  • Classified information
  • Cybersecurity and information safeguarding
  • Data rights
  • Foreign investment/CFIUS
  • GSA schedule compliance
  • Intellectual property
  • Inverted domestic rules
  • Organizational conflicts of interest
  • Responsibility and performance
  • Security clearance issues
  • Service Contract Act
  • Small business matters
  • Supply chain

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Recent representative transactions include:

  • Accenture Federal Services, in its acquisitions of:
    • Agilex Technologies, a provider of digital solutions for the U.S. federal government.
    • Defense Point Security, a provider of cybersecurity services and solutions to U.S. government customers.
    • Phase One Consulting, a provider of modernization and digital transformation for the federal market.
    • The cyber defense business of Endgame, Inc.
  • Abt Associates, in its acquisition of Stratus Consulting, a provider of environmental consulting services to DOJ and other civil agencies.
  • Avaya Inc., in connection with its spin-off of Avaya Government Solutions, its information technology professional services business, to Camber Corporation.
  • BAE Systems Inc., in connection with over 50 M&A transactions ranging from $10m to $300m, including the following announced transactions:
    • Its acquisition of Signal Innovations Group, a provider of imaging technologies and analytics.
    • The establishment of the FADEC Alliance joint venture with Safran and GE to develop, produce, and support FADECs for aircraft engines and related technologies.
    • Its spinoff and sale of its commercial armored vehicle business unit from its military and construction armored vehicle business unit to The O’Gara Group.
    • Its sale of the business assets of BAE Systems Tensylon High Performance Materials Inc. to DuPont.
    • Its acquisition of certain subsidiaries of L-1 Identity Solutions that provide intelligence and related services to the intelligence and defense communities.
    • Its acquisition of Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc., a manufacturer of tactical unmanned aircraft systems.
  • Bulletin Intelligence LLC, a provider of customized information briefings and subscriptions and cloud-based content analytical services to government agencies and commercial customers, in its sale to Cision US Inc.
  • Catapult Technology, in connection with its acquisition by DC Capital Partners.
  • Creative Computing Solutions, Inc., a cybersecurity and health-focused solutions company, in connection with its acquisition by Information Innovators Inc.
  • DXC Technology, in the sale of a classified government program to CACI,Inc. – Federal.
  • ForceX, a provider of ISR software development and technology to the U.S. government, in its acquisition by L-3 Communications.
  • GardaWorld, in its acquisition of United American Security and Industrial Security Service.
  • Health Net Inc., in connection with the sale of its Medicare PDP business to CVS Caremark, and an acquisition of assets from Humana relating to the performance of certain HERO Program contracts.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, in its acquisition of Fulcrum IT Services LLC.
  • Kforce Government Solutions, in connection with the $115 million sale to ManTech International Corporation.
  • Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant Management, in connection with two significant transactions:
    • Their acquisition of LinQuest Corp, a provider of space technology solutions.
    • Their sale of LGS Innovations to CACI.
  • PA Consulting Group, in the sale of its U.S.-based government contracting and international development consulting business.
  • Perspecta, in its separation of the US Public Sector business from DXC and finalized its planned combination with Vencore, Inc. and KeyPoint Government Solutions.
  • Saab AB, in connection with several significant M&A transactions, including:
    • Its acquisition of Sensis Corporation, a provider of air traffic management solutions and surveillance technologies.
    • A joint venture with DigitalGlobe (now Maxar Technologies), to provide 3-D imaging solutions.
  • United American Insurance Company, in connection with the sale of its Medicare prescription drug business to SilverScript Insurance Company.
  • Valiant Integrated Services, in its acquisition of Cubic Global Defense Services.

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"ASBCA Holds that Transmission Emails are "Part of the Same Transaction" as Mods for Plain Meaning Purposes," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 24, 2019). Contacts: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Stephen J. McBrady, Skye Mathieson, Michelle D. Coleman
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Take Two: DoD Issues Another Proposed Rule on Performance-Based Payments," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 23, 2019). Contacts: Elizabeth Buehler, Nicole Owren-Wiest, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Defective Pricing & the False Claims Act," False Claims Bullet Points (May 21, 2019). Contacts: David Z. Bodenheimer, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Jason M. Crawford
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Foreign Governments Join the Commercial Item Party," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 20, 2019). Contacts: Nicole Owren-Wiest, Lorraine M. Campos, Elizabeth Buehler, Catherine O. Shames
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Let's Talk FCA: The Lasting Impact of the FERA Amendments (May 2019)," Podcast: Let's Talk FCA (May 20, 2019). Contacts: Brian C. Elmer, Mana Elihu Lombardo, Jason M. Crawford
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Fastest 5 Minutes: EEO-1, SBA, FCA News (May 17)," Podcast: Fastest 5 Minutes in Government Contracts (May 17, 2019). Contacts: Peter Eyre, David B. Robbins
Client Alert/Newsletter
"New Executive Order on IT Supply Chain Takes Aim at Huawei and Others, Poses Significant Implications for Government Contract Supply Chains," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 16, 2019). Contacts: Paul Freeman, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Peter Eyre, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Evan D. Wolff
Client Alert/Newsletter
Legal Landmines And Patchworks: The State Of Privacy And Cybersecurity Compliance For Business (May 15, 2019). Author: Paul M. Rosen.
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"For Whom the Statute Tolls: Ten Years Is Now the Default Statute of Limitations Period for All FCA Cases, High Court Holds," False Claims Bullet Points (May 13, 2019). Contacts: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Mark R. Troy, Jason M. Crawford, Sarah A. Hill
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