Public Sector

Public sector organizations are constantly challenged to find ways to serve their customers better while facing increasing budget and regulatory pressures. This leads to constant, significant changes in the sector which our lawyers in the US and UK follow closely so that they are able to provide comprehensive and cost-effective support to our clients.

Our multi-sector lawyers will put your needs at the heart of what we do in order for us to provide you with a made-to-measure and seamless service.

In the UK, we work alongside a broad variety of UK Local and Central Government authorities as well as other organizations in the wider public sector. Our lawyers are experienced in understanding the requirements of working in the public arena with their focus on driving best value for the public purse. 

In the US, our Government Contracts and Cross-Border Trade team has the industry experience and bench strength to properly assist companies, from emerging companies to large, established defense companies, at all stages of the government contracts process. We serve clients in all industries selling products and services to the federal, state and local governments. Our team includes lawyers with regulatory, compliance, investigations, litigation, IP, corporate and information technology transactional experience. We guide clients through regulatory compliance and zealously protect their interests in bid protests, business disputes and government investigations. Our success is rooted in our lawyers’ focus and understanding of the government contracting industry which allows us to anticipate emerging issues and provide and practical business-oriented solutions.

Additionally, our US Public Finance group has more than 75 years of combined experience. The group serves the entire State of North Carolina, and we also serve as underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and bank counsel in various other states within our firm’s footprint. Experience available from our lawyers covers tax-exempt and taxable financings for all types of public projects, including schools, courthouses, jails, municipal buildings, stadiums, water and sewer improvements, airports, hospitals, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), and college and university projects.