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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Litigation


Scott Heimberg advises on federal contract formation and administration issues, contract disputes litigation, including litigation of construction claims, mergers and acquisitions, facility security clearances, government investigations and compliance counseling. He frequently represents technology and start-up companies seeking to identify potential government markets and evaluate the benefits and liabilities associated with selling to the government. In addition, he counsels clients on issues of fraud, waste and abuse, including suspension and debarment matters. Mr. Heimberg has successfully defended Fortune 500 technology and health care companies, as well as construction companies, against civil False Claims Act actions. He also regularly represents government contractors involved in transactions with foreign entities, advising on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process, and obtaining and maintaining security clearances.

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Section on Public Contract Law and Committee Member, Committee on Privatization and Outsourcing, American Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Maryland Bar Association; Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association; Construction Lawyers Society of America.


JD, The George Washington University Law School (1984), with honors; BA, Franklin & Marshall College (1981)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Government > Government contracts

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP stands out for its high-end transactional work. In particular, the firm excels at advising infrastructure, project development and public-private partnerships for domestic and international public and private sector clients in public procurements and contract negotiations. Representing large contractors in the technology, aerospace, and defense sectors, the team is adept at representing clients in False Claims Act matters and investigations, as well as providing due diligence and compliance counselling. The team is under the new leadership of Michael Vernick, who is notable for his education sector expertise, particularly in FCA litigation and internal investigations. Policy specialist Angela B Styles and private equity specialist Scott Heimberg are key members of the team. Marta Thompson joined the team in 2022 from Hogan Lovells US LLP, and regularly represents clients in government investigations involving federal grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. Susan H. Lent is also a name of note in the team, particularly for infrastructure projects. All practitioners are based in Washington DC.