WASHINGTON, DC—Womble Bond Dickinson’s Government Contracts Group was recently recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the top Government Contracts legal teams in the United States.

The Legal 500’s description of the group identified partners Gary Campbell, Kelley Doran, Jim Kearney and Matt Koehl, and praised the group’s “excellent” and “extremely responsive” work for clients. The publication cited the Group’s “strong offering in litigation,” and discussed the team’s work handling bid protests, claim appeals, data rights issues, and negotiating agreements with the U.S. Government pertaining to cutting-edge technologies.

The Legal 500 also honored a number of Womble Bond Dickinson teams in the UK.

For 32 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. Research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

Gary Campbell has spent his entire career representing government contractors, both in private practice and as in-house counsel to a Fortune 100 aerospace and defense company. He regularly counsels his clients on a broad range of government contracts issues, including transactional matters, such as proposal responses and contract negotiations; ethics and compliance issues; internal investigations and government audits; mergers and acquisitions; protests and business disputes.

Kelley Doran has more than 20 years of experience representing companies in government contracts counseling, negotiations and litigation, representing a broad range of domestic and foreign commercial item, defense and homeland security contractors that sell products and services to federal, state and local governments. He works with companies in such industries as life sciences, information technology, cybersecurity, homeland security and defense and aerospace. Doran has a particular focus on biodefense and pandemic influenza preparedness.

Jim Kearney is a government contracts and global business attorney with more than 40 years of experience in helping clients who transact business with government entities and across borders make sense of the extensive government regulation of their businesses. His clients range from commercial businesses, both large and small, to universities and non-profits. Kearney advises these clients on complying with all aspects of regulatory requirements under government contracts, grants and other funding agreements. He also regularly advises clients in merger and acquisition transactions requiring government-related due diligence and risk assessment.

Matt Koehl is a veteran government contracts lawyer with more than 20 years of private law firm and senior in-house law department experience. He represents commercial and defense contractors across a broad range of industries, with a particular emphasis on matters relating to the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program.