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Michael J. Anstett

(he/him/his)

  • Partner | Litigation

Washington, DC

T: +1.202.639.7390

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Michael Anstett represents government contractors in matters involving M&A, private equity investments, bid protests, claims and subcontract disputes, regulatory compliance, and suspension and debarment proceedings.

Working with a broad array of government contractors, including major aerospace defense and information technology clients, Michael counsels on contract formation and post-award disputes and litigation, government audits, government contracts due diligence, Procurement Integrity Act and Freedom of Information Act disputes, and voluntary and mandatory disclosures.

Government contractors seek Michael’s representation in fraud investigations and False Claims Act qui tam litigation, and Michael regularly appears before the US Government Accountability Office, the US Court of Federal Claims, and boards of contract appeals.

Michael is recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Government Contracts, where he has been described by clients as “a trusted pa...

Michael Anstett represents government contractors in matters involving M&A, private equity investments, bid protests, claims and subcontract disputes, regulatory compliance, and suspension and debarment proceedings.

Working with a broad array of government contractors, including major aerospace defense and information technology clients, Michael counsels on contract formation and post-award disputes and litigation, government audits, government contracts due diligence, Procurement Integrity Act and Freedom of Information Act disputes, and voluntary and mandatory disclosures.

Government contractors seek Michael’s representation in fraud investigations and False Claims Act qui tam litigation, and Michael regularly appears before the US Government Accountability Office, the US Court of Federal Claims, and boards of contract appeals.

Michael is recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Government Contracts, where he has been described by clients as “a trusted partner on complicated issues in this area.” Clients also said he is “diligent and responsive” and report that “Michael provides exceptional service and is of the highest caliber when it comes to professionalism, diligence and talent.” Consistently recognized by Legal 500 as a key lawyer in Government Contracts, Michael also was named by Law360 as a 2020 MVP for Government Contracts.

Professional associations

  • Vice Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association
  • Chair, Procurement Division, National Defense Industrial Association

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