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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Michael Anstett

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Litigation, Government Contracts


Litigation special counsel. Mr. Anstett focuses on the representation of government contractors, including major defense and aerospace clients, in a wide range of matters involving bid protests, regulatory compliance, and suspension and debarment proceedings. Mr. Anstett represents government contractors in fraud investigations and False Claims Act qui tam litigation and also counsels clients on contract formation and post-award matters, government audits, export control compliance, government contracts due diligence, Procurement Integrity Act and Freedom of Information Act disputes, and voluntary disclosures. In addition to his government contracts practice, Mr. Anstett works on a variety of commercial litigation and white-collar criminal investigations.


Mr. Anstett joined the Firm in 2000.


Mr. Anstett received his JD from Duke University School of Law in 1999 and his BA from University of Portland, maxima cum laude, in 1996.

United States: Government

Government contracts

Within: Government contracts

The team at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP has been especially active in the transactional sphere. In a representative example, practice co-chair and of counsel James McCullough acted for US Security Associates, a full-service safety and security solution provider with more than 50,000 employees, in its sale to Allied Universal, which included a cross-border element. In a matter in the education technology sector, McCullough and special counsel Michael Anstett assisted Onex Partners with its acquisition of a stake in PowerSchool Group from Vista Equity Partners. The firm also has a strong offering in the bid protest arena, where McCullogh successfully represented Science Applications International Corporation in pre-award bid protests before the Small Business Administrations’ Office of Hearings and the Court of Federal Claims. Other clients include Leidos, SOC and Advanced Technology International. Douglas Baruch is the other practice co-chair and has been active for clients on FCA matters. Litigation special counsel Jennifer Wollenberg led the team in a class-action against the US government relating to the denial of thousands of immigrant US soldiers access to expedited naturalization through the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest program; as a result of the lawsuit, more than 800 soldiers have become US citizens.

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