NOTE: CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF UNIQUE FACTORS AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT SIMILAR RESULTS FOR FUTURE CASES.
FH+H’s Litigation + Investigations team assisted a client in filing a lawsuit in federal court to protect a client’s intellectual property and the client’s right to continue to produce and sell its products in the face of contrary claims by an out-of-state business entity. The counter-party launched an attempt to move the case to its home district on both constitutional and procedural grounds. FH+H successfully defeated their arguments, and was thereby able to keep the case in our client’s home district.
FH+H Partner Jack White recently obtained a favorable result in an employment matter for a senior executive in the aerospace industry. Our client was a very successful and highly-compensated aerospace executive who had been wrongfully terminated from employment. FH+H’s Employment Law Practice Group was able to negotiate a solution to the matter without resorting to formal litigation. In fact, after FH+H presented our theory of the case to the former employer, the employer agree to a confidential settlement agreement on terms favorable to our client.
FH+H Managing Partner Tom Craig and the FH+H Government Contracts team filed a bid protest on behalf of a client who was improperly excluded from the competitive range for a large multi-award IDIQ contract. After reviewing the protest, the agency agreed to take remedial action without requiring any further action by the GAO, effectively conceding the protest based solely on the arguments presented by FH+H.
FH+H Managing Partner Tom Craig, along with Senior Associate Adam Munitz and others, assisted a client in filing a bid protest on the basis that the putative awardee was not actually a small business, but was actually an affiliate or alter ego of a large corporation. The Small Business Administration agreed. As a result the work was re-awarded, allowing a truly small company to perform the work as the Agency, and the law, intended.
In August, 2014, FH+H worked with a government subcontractor to amicably resolve payment discussions with its prime contractor. After the prime contractor terminated the subcontract at issue for convenience, the subcontractor turned to FH+H to help negotiate the settlement in such a manner that it could recoup its costs and preserve a valuable client relationship. FH+H did just that and, as a result, the subcontractor and its customer can look forward to additional collaboration.
FH+H partner Craig Guthery recently negotiated a complex intellectual property dispute between a government contractor and the U.S. Government. After years of performance by the contractor under a services contract, the Government claimed ownership of proprietary software used by the contractor in performing these services. Leveraging his considerable experience as a litigator and his familiarity with the federal procurement sector, Guthery convinced the Government to abandon its ownership claim and license the software from the contractor going forward. “As an attorney,” said Guthery, “there is no greater privilege than to help a client navigate a seemingly unnavigable problem and to negotiate an arrangement that fulfills the needs of all those involved.”
FH+H recently helped a government contractor secure an $8.1M contract with the U.S. Navy. For nearly twenty years, the contractor had been working side-by-side with the U.S. Navy to develop next generation sonar technology, and FH+H provided strategic advice during the pre-award discussions that positioned the contractor for success. “As a firm,” said FH+H Senior Associate Adam Munitz, “this is exactly what we strive to do: provide high quality legal support to our clients, so that they can grow their businesses and deliver products and services that are critical to U.S. national security.”
FH+H's International Trade + Transactions Practice Group was able to assist a major government contractor in navigating the complex requirements of the ITAR regulatory scheme. Specifically, FH+H helped the contractor to obtain agency-level exemptions so that the contractor could export sensitive and classified technical data to two different friendly foreign governments. FH+H was then able to assist the contractor in applying for Technical Assistance Agreements for longer term authority to continue those exports. FH+H also assisted the client in maintaining the proper registrations and licenses for itself and its subordinate entities throughout a corporate restructuring.
FH+H recently completed an extensive review of a federal agency’s leasing procedures, at that agency’s request. The contracts at issue were issued pursuant to a complex and unique regulatory framework, and FH+H was engaged to assist the agency in assessing how the contracts fit within that framework, including the interplay of that framework with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and other relevant law. This investigation is the latest in FH+H’s long history of investigations that involve complex regulatory schemes, whether for companies that must deal with those regulations, or for the agencies that promulgate them.
FH+H’s employment law practice group recently negotiated a favorable settlement agreement and severance package for a senior executive in the aviation industry. As a result of the firm’s efforts, the executive and the company were able to part ways with an agreement that met the needs of both parties.