AMLAW 200 law firm McCarter & English announced today that two highly accomplished government contracts and cybersecurity lawyers, Alexander W. Major and Franklin C. Turner, have joined the firm’s Government Contracts & Export Controls and Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practices as partners, after spending nearly a decade at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. Major and Turner will co-lead the Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group, and will be based out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
“With the addition of Alex and Franklin, we’ve now expanded our first-rate government contracts and cybersecurity law practice to our D.C. office. We’re thrilled to welcome these highly regarded lawyers to our team. They have spent years successfully handling ‘bet-the-company’ government contracts matters for many of the most well-known businesses in the world,” said Michael P. Kelly, Chairman of the firm. “Our clients of all sizes will benefit from their broad array of experience and their unique ability to deliver efficient and optimum results on the most complex of matters.”
The pair brings nearly 20 years of combined experience representing aerospace, defense, technology, and health care government contractors in connection with disputes concerning a multitude of Federal Government civilian and defense agencies. That proficiency allows Major and Turner to provide McCarter’s clients with seasoned counseling and acumen in preparing and prosecuting contract claims, defending against False Claims Act allegations, prosecuting and defending bid protests, navigating Multiple Award Schedule contracting, handling cost recovery and cost accounting issues, conducting internal investigations, and addressing the evolving cybersecurity and cloud computing requirements facing government contractors.