Bob Wagman heads the firm’s Government Contracts practice.  For more than 20 years, Bob has been a trusted advisor to clients of all sizes in a broad range of industries in all facets of conducting business with the government including government contracts, grants and other federally-funded projects. His experience ranges from representing companies in litigation matters before courts and administrative tribunals to advising clients and corporate counsel in transactional matters and regulatory compliance.

Bob has deep transactional experience and regularly acts as co-counsel advising clients and transactional attorneys on the unique regulatory requirements and risks applicable to the federal marketplace. He regularly represents buyers, sellers and investors in corporate transactions involving government contractors, including conducting due diligence, advising on appropriate deal terms and addressing statutory and regulatory requirements related to transfers. Bob has also advised creditors and borrowers in financing and restructuring transactions. He has represented companies in several transactions involving classified contracts and advised on foreign acquisitions requiring foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) mitigation procedures. Additionally, he regularly counsels companies on day-to-day contract matters including government contract intellectual property issues and unique corporate compliance requirements.

On Government Contract litigation matters, Bob has represented numerous companies, academic institutions, and individuals in civil False Claims Act (qui tam) matters ranging from representing clients at the early stages of DOJ/Inspector General investigations, to securing dismissal of qui tam complaints, to defending firms in jury trials. He has conducted internal investigations on behalf of companies and boards of directors and advises regularly on self-disclosure obligations. Bob also has represented companies and individuals in suspension and debarment matters. He has experience in representing government contractors in criminal investigations involving alleged misconduct on government programs. In the bid protest arena, he has successfully represented both protesters and intervenors in bid protest matters at the GAO, the Court of Federal Claims and before agencies. He has prosecuted claims on behalf of companies and also represented companies in prime/sub disputes.