Specializing in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims

The experienced litigators at the Federal Practice Group have a solid understanding of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC). We have vast experience navigating its unique jurisdiction, procedures, and significance within the U.S. legal system.  

Why Experience in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Matters: 

Specialized Jurisdiction: The COFC has exclusive jurisdiction over a wide range of claims against the federal government, including contract disputes, takings claims, tax refund cases, patent and intellectual property disputes, and military pay cases. We understand this specialized jurisdiction and can determine whether your case falls under the purview of the COFC. If so, we know how to present your case effectively.   

Government Litigation: Cases brought in the Court of Federal Claims will include the United States as a Defendant. We are experts in navigating the unique procedural rules and legal standards in the COFC, which may differ from those in other federal or state courts. 

Contract Disputes: The COFC handles many contract disputes between private parties and the federal government. We are well-versed in government contracting regulations, procurement procedures, and the nuances of federal contracts. 

Takings Claims: The COFC has jurisdiction over cases involving the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause, which addresses compensation for private property taken for public use. Our litigators who deal with eminent domain, regulatory takings, and other property-related claims understand how these claims are evaluated and litigated in the COFC. 

Expertise in Federal Law: Our team has a strong understanding of federal laws, regulations, and legal precedents pertaining to various claims. This expertise ensures our arguments are well-grounded and persuasive within the federal legal framework. 

Claims Evaluation and Strategy: Understanding the intricacies of the COFC enables us to evaluate the merits of your claims accurately. This assessment helps us develop effective litigation strategies, advise you on potential outcomes, and determine whether settlement negotiations are in your best interests. 

Procedural Nuances: The procedural rules and practices of the COFC may differ from other federal courts. We are familiar with these nuances, which help avoid procedural pitfalls that could harm your case. 

Appellate Review: Some COFC cases may be subject to appellate review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. We understand how our arguments and presentation at the trial level may impact potential appeals and be prepared for the specific standards of review applied by the appellate court. 

Damages and Relief: Litigators should understand how the COFC assesses damages and grants relief in various claims. This knowledge ensures that they can advocate for appropriate remedies for their clients. 

Effective Communication: Our litigators pride themselves on communicating effectively with judges, opposing counsel, and clients, which can contribute to achieving favorable outcomes. 

Strategic Claims Evaluation and Procedural Guidance

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims plays a crucial role in resolving disputes involving the federal government, contracts, takings, and more. Our team of experienced litigators understand the COFC’s jurisdiction, procedures, and legal nuances, allowing us to provide effective representation and maneuver the complexities of cases within this court. 

What Makes Us Different

Comprehensive Litigation Strategies

Diverse Litigation Portfolio

National & International Representation

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