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Overview

Solutions-focused representation in government contracting and regulatory matters

Doing business with the government can be lucrative, but it can also be risky. And even companies not interacting with the government directly may be subject to regulatory investigations, given the ever-growing risks of compliance with new laws, regulations, and policies.

Government agencies have the power to initiate investigations, audits, and enforcement actions against businesses. These actions can disrupt operations, tarnish reputations, and lead to legal liability — not to mention pose headaches as companies try to navigate complex procedures and evidentiary requirements.

A timely and effective response is crucial when faced with government scrutiny. That is why Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s government team is focused on helping companies comply with applicable regulations, reducing the risk of significant penalties, fines, and reputational damage.

Our experience in regulatory and government matters

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s regulatory and government attorneys have extensive experience working for and with the government and regulatory agencies. Our team brings a deep understanding of regulatory frameworks and compliance obligations to every engagement. We work with clients to develop comprehensive compliance programs, conduct audits, and assist with regulatory filings to help businesses operate within the bounds of applicable laws and regulations.

We also assist businesses in obtaining the necessary licenses and permits required to operate in compliance with regulatory requirements. Our attorneys guide clients through the application process, handle negotiations with regulatory agencies, and provide ongoing support for maintaining licenses and permits.

When competitors challenge the award of contracts, our firm provides strategic guidance and representation to navigate bid protests and defend our clients’ rights. We also help clients respond to debarment and suspension actions, presenting mitigating evidence and fighting for reinstatement or reduced penalties.

Our team also works with businesses involved in international trade matters, including regulatory compliance, customs issues, trade disputes, and export control violations.

Additionally, we offer guidance on campaign finance, election law compliance, lobbying regulations, and ethics issues to political candidates and parties.

Finally, we work with businesses to help them obtain set-aside contracts and certifications for small businesses and disadvantaged groups. We help clients structure and negotiate teaming agreements, joint ventures, and subcontracts, mitigating risks and protecting our clients’ interests.

What we do

  • Bid Protests & Intervenor
  • Debarment & Suspension
  • International Trade
  • Political & Election Law
  • Set Aside Contracts & Certification
  • Teaming, Joint Ventures, & Subcontracts
  • White Collar Defense And Government Investigations

OUR TEAM

Partner

Ellis Bennett

Partner

Mary Pat Buckenmeyer

Partner

Tamara Dunlap

Partner

Thomas Dunlap

Partner

Bernard Goodman

Partner

Stephen Graeff

Partner

Aaron Jackson

Partner

David Ludwig

Partner

Jennifer Morris

Partner

Cortland Putbrese

Partner

Team

Craig Besnoy

Of Counsel

Scott Cipinko

Of Counsel

Brenda Hankins

Of Counsel

Chris Marston

Of Counsel

Lawrence (Chip) Muir

Of Counsel

Chadwick D. Rogers

Of Counsel

Triston Chase O’Savio

Senior Associate

Frederick (Erick) Poorbaugh

Senior Associate

Alex Rowan

Associate

James Reed

Partner Emeritus

Phil Rhoads

Partner Emeritus

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.