Smith Pachter McWhorter
Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is a preeminent boutique litigation law firm focusing on construction, government contracts, and white collar defense and investigations. We are strategic litigators and counselors with multijurisdictional experience in dispute resolution, and a laser focus on the needs and goals of our clients.
For over 35 years, SPM has represented some of the largest government contractors and corporations in the United States, along with mid-sized and smaller companies, and foreign entities. Our firm also represents executives, boards of directors, and other individuals in the spectrum of white collar matters. Our attorneys are recognized leaders who combine the premier service of a smaller law firm platform with high-caliber, cost-effective legal counsel throughout our substantive areas of expertise.
Our counsel in the area of construction law includes all phases of the contracting process, ranging from contract bidding and negotiation, to contract administration and performance, to claims and litigation, including terminations. Our clients include a variety of public and private owners, general and specialty contractors, EPC contractors, architects and engineers, equipment manufacturers, and sureties. We represent Engineering News Record top 500 firms, as well as small and medium sized organizations, and minority- and women-owned businesses.
The firm’s government contract experience includes defense, aerospace, technology, electronics, engineering, food services, and all other industries that serve governmental agencies. We are skilled in the resolution of a wide variety of claims, bid protests, proposal evaluation, past performance issues, fraud and compliance, investigations, cost determinations, terminations, and contract administration.
Our white collar group conducts internal corporate investigations in the U.S. and around the globe, representing both corporate and individual defendants in matters involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and other regulatory agencies. Our team vigorously defends civil fraud and criminal matters in federal court. Our attorneys provide white collar counseling that includes advice pertaining to compliance programs, policies, and procedures. Clients turn to us for our practical intelligence, undeniable strength, and formidable advocacy in handling white collar matters.
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