Passion Ingenuity Efficiency Solutions For Government Contractors & Technology Innovators

Deep Industry Knowledge

We understand government contracting through and through. We have the experience, security clearances, and relationships to represent our clients in their most sensitive matters and challenging situations.

Efficiency and Ingenuity

We always seek creative and efficient solutions to any obstacles our clients may face. But if those obstacles are unavoidable, we fight for our clients. And we fight to win.

Strong Client Relationships

We are a small firm that caters to the needs of our clients with the attention that they deserve. We value long-term relationships and work tirelessly to learn our clients’ business and earn their trust.

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Our Expertise
Bid Protests

Represent clients in the bid protest process before the Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office, and agency procurement officials

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Government Contracts

We represent contractors of all sizes and in all phases of the procurement process

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Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

We are experts in litigation involving business torts, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, qui tam actions, defamation, and more

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Government Investigations

We understand how to handle a government investigation and guide you through your constitutional and statutory rights

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Corporate Compliance & Ethics

Our focus is on building, auditing, evaluating, and monitoring practical and defensible compliance and ethics management programs

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Corporate Law

Our attorneys work to understand your business and provide input at each step of your growth to better strategize and implement business plans

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All Legal Services

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About Ward & Berry

Ward & Berry PLLC is a Washington, D.C. law firm with deep roots representing government contractors and high technology companies of all sizes. We meet our clients’ legal needs in a practical and personalized manner.

We work hand-in-glove with our clients. We value long-term relationships and work tirelessly to earn our clients’ trust.

In both our advisory and litigation roles, Ward & Berry’s clients entrust us with their most critical and sensitive legal matters, exciting growth opportunities, and serious corporate threats.

We are creative and tenacious problem solvers. We have extensive connections and experience where our clients need it the most: at the intersection of government and technology. We know the players, the workings of government, law, and business throughout the federal government – particularly within the Defense Industrial Base and the Intelligence Community. We bring that know-how, experience, and our personal relationships to bear in solving our clients’ tough problems. At Ward & Berry, we succeed for our clients where others fail. When you need exceptional attorneys, contact Ward & Berry anytime at (202) 331-8160.

Why Our Firm Is Right for You

At Ward & Berry PLLC, relationships matter, and you matter. We provide our clients with the following, and more.

  • Creative and cost-effective solutions: At our firm, we focus on achieving the best possible results for our clients efficiently and effectively. We try to gain an in-depth understanding of our Clients’ business activities and objectives so that we can provide solutions that are creative, cost-effective, and client-centered.
  • Big firm results with a small firm focus: Our firm may be small, but our knowledge and experience in these areas of law are significant. We focus on our clients and their cases the way small firms do – with our full and undivided attention, but go after “big firm” results or the best potential outcome for our client.
  • Connections and experience where our clients need them most: We have substantial experience and strong connections in the places where government and technology intersect. We understand how government, law, and business works, and we are well-connected throughout the federal government – particularly within the Defense Industrial Base and the Intelligence Community. Our established relationships and thorough experience allow us to solve our clients’ problems more effectively and succeed for our clients where other firms may fail to.
Meet the Attorneys

Our Legal Practice Areas:

Our experienced attorneys offer our Washington, D.C. and nationwide clients assistance and advice in the following legal services:

  • Bid Protests: We represent clients in the bid protests process before the Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office, and agency procurement officials.
  • Commercial Litigation & Arbitration: We represent businesses and individuals in a variety of high-stakes disputes in federal and state courts, and in private arbitration proceedings.
  • Contract Claims & Requests for Equitable Adjustment: We assist clients in preparing, filing, and negotiating Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs) and claims with the Government.
  • Corporate Compliance & Ethics: We assist companies developing and maintaining effective, FAR-compliant ethics and compliance programs.
  • Corporate Law: We provide wide-ranging corporate legal services, including corporate formation and governance, technology transactions and licensing, benefits, corporate finance, investments, venture capital, franchising, joint ventures, leases, mergers and acquisitions, and insurance coverage.
  • Outside General Counsel: We serve as outside general counsel for certain firm clients to provide advice on all aspects of the clients’ business.
  • Government Contracts: We counsel clients regarding FAR analysis and compliance, contract and subcontract negotiations, formation of joint ventures, teaming agreements and subcontracting plans, interfacing with government officials, contract administration and disputes.
  • Intellectual Property & Technology: We protect our clients’ copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and sensitive business information in IP disputes and licensing matters.
  • Investigations: We skillfully represent our clients in internal and governmental investigations, such as those conducted by congressional oversight committees, agency Inspectors General, suspension and debarment officials, DCAA, and DCMA.

We understand government contracts — we know the people, the processes, and the law of doing business with the Federal Government.

  • Labor & Employment: We assist and counsel clients with the creation, review, and maintenance of employment policies and procedures. We conduct audits and OFCCP compliance reviews. We represent clients in employment litigation matters, including discrimination, wrongful termination, trade secret theft, and restrictive covenant violations.
  • Media & Sports Law: We help clients avoid liability by conducting pre-publication reviews, counseling them on best practices for dealing with defamation accusations, and protecting and enforcing our clients’ free speech, contract, and intellectual property rights.
  • Regulatory Law: We provide advice on regulatory matters related to various agencies and jurisdictions, including in the areas of government contracting, national security and defense, healthcare, FDA, CDC, NIOSH certification, Emergency Use Authorizations, as well as post market quality control and compliance.
  • Small Business Administration Programs: We assist companies with structuring their businesses to obtain and maintain access to the SBA’s government contracting programs (i.e., 8(a), SDVOSB, WOSB, HUBZone). We litigate size and status protests and appeals before the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”).
  • Suspension & Debarment: We represent clients before suspension and debarment officials of federal agencies and their state level counterparts.
  • Trade Controls & Sanctions: We counsel clients in the international trade of goods and services as regulated by ITAR, EAR, and OFAC.

Contact Ward & Berry PLLC Today

Whether you are facing a sensitive legal matter, a growth opportunity or a serious corporate threat, the attorneys at Ward & Berry PLLC are here to assist you in any way you need. As tenacious and creative problem solvers, we will offer you valuable advice and guidance that will allow you to make the best choices for your situation. As skilled trial lawyers, we can also help fight for you in court.

Contact us today to find out more about our legal services. Call (202) 331-8160 or email us at

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