Government Contracts Litigation Experts

Expert Legal Services in Government Contracts Litigation

While our goal is always to resolve each issue with the contracting officer, sometimes litigation is unavoidable. Centre provides every client an experienced, trial-ready litigation team with industry-leading value. In any manner of regulatory, arbitral, or judicial dispute, our government contracts litigations team brings unparalleled expertise and the unwavering commitment to deliver.

  • Over 30 years of proven Government Contracts Law experience.
  • Represented over hundreds of clients in matters pertaining to Government Contracts Law.
  • Centre attorneys have successfully represented clients before all major tribunals, including the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the agency Boards of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and Small Business Administration.

Government Contract Litigation Areas of Expertise

Our attorneys specialize in multiple areas of Government Contract Litigation, Bid Protests, Claims and Disputes.

Our government contract attorneys are seasoned professionals in prosecuting and defending bid protests and legal disputes before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and other federal contract tribunals. Centre’s has a reputation for either by securing an award or by maintaining a contract that would have been lost if not for our protest. In every instance, our clients have defended their rights to compete fairly for procurements. Centre’s bid protest attorneys can help you navigate filing and defending against a bid protest.

Our government contract attorneys represent clients around the world and domestically in claims, disputes, requests for equitable adjustment, contract terminations, and settlements.

In summary, a claim against the U.S. Government is a written demand for payment that is governed by the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). The FAR states in subpart 2.101: “Claim” means a written demand or written assertion by one of the contracting parties seeking, as a matter of right, the payment of money in a sum certain, the adjustment or interpretation of contract terms, or other relief arising under or relating to the contract. However, a written demand or written assertion by the contractor seeking the payment of money exceeding $100,000 is not a claim under 41 U.S.C. chapter 71, Contract Disputes, until certified as required by the statute. A voucher, invoice, or another routine request for payment that is not in dispute when submitted is not a claim. The submission may be converted to a claim, by written notice to the contracting officer as provided in 33.206(a), if it is disputed either as to liability or amount or is not acted upon in a reasonable time.

Centre attorneys assist clients in assessing and resolving disputes arising under Federal Government Contracts and Subcontracts. Because a subcontractor lacks a direct relationship with the government, the laws and regulations applicable to subcontracts are much less than those applicable to a prime contractor. Prime contractors, however, often attempt to “flow-down” virtually all of the terms of their prime contract. Subcontractors should carefully review proposed subcontracts and attempt to limit flow-down terms to those required by law or otherwise needed to address the government’s right to modify the prime contract.

Centre’s Litigation Attorneys have over 30 years of expertise in successful litigation for prime and subcontractor disputes.

We offer clients a full range of expert commercial litigation and dispute resolution services — from early dispute resolution through demand letters or settlement negotiations, to handling trials before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation, we focus on efficiently achieving positive results for our clients.

Our experience includes:

  • Breach of commercial contracts, including teaming agreements, subcontracts, sales and service agreements, and work share disputes
  • Litigation of Uniform Trade Secret Act disputes
  • Business tort litigation, including defamation, statutory business conspiracy, tortious interference with contract or business expectancy
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Employment contract disputes including, the enforcement of non-solicit, non-compete, and non-disclosure agreements

Companies are open to unprecedented liability in connection with employment-related lawsuits in the current business and regulatory environment.  While we proactively work with clients to identify risk areas and limit exposure in advance of litigation – disputes do arise. If so, our litigation team is ready to assist.

Centre’s attorneys are experienced management-side trial attorneys focused on providing early case assessment, clear guidance, and a well-reasoned approach to efficient resolution – whether the desired resolution is early and discreet or a judgment on the merits. Our attorneys actively seek to provide high quality and efficient litigation services while minimizing the impact on your business.

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Employment Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Related Torts
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Whistleblower and Qui Tam Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenants & Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Representation Before Administrative Agencies
  • Arbitration and Mediation Proceedings

As customers, employees, and patients, we assume the companies we entrust with our personal information will protect it. Yet, data breaches compromising personal information have become so pervasive. When the personal data of your organization has been compromised, you need the assistance of experienced data breach attorneys

Our attorneys are experienced in litigating data breaches of all sizes and are ready to take on your high-stakes privacy issue. We draw on our experience and develop comprehensive strategies to minimize your risk, allowing you to get back to business. Our experienced attorneys have achieved success in various jurisdictions due to our litigators expertise in privacy and data security regulation.

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Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in Government Contracts Litigation and are ready to assist you today.

Centre's Government Contract Litigation Experts

Managing Partner

Barbara Kinosky

As the Managing Partner with more than twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of federal government contracting. Barbara is a nationally known expert on GSA and VA Schedules and the Service Contract Act, and she has served as an expert witness for federal government contracting cases. She has a proven track record of solving complex issues for clients by providing strategic and business savvy advice.