Practice Leader

Ronald H. Uscher

Partner

+1 202.293.8815

ruscher@pecklaw.com

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Energy and Defense

Oil is the strategic commodity dominating world events: Our Energy and Defense Practice Group has the experience and skills to meet your energy needs

The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy in the United States, including petroleum products, natural gas, electricity, aerospace fuels, coal and alternative fuels. The U.S. military’s worldwide mission requires the “on-time & on-specification” delivery of energy products and services to U.S. forces. DLA- Energy (formerly the Defense Energy Support Center) is the energy buying arm of the Department of Defense and federal agencies.

Peckar & Abramson has extensive experience representing energy firms and defense contractors performing federal government and DLA-Energy contracts, including the following services:

  • Contract preparation, negotiation and bidding strategies
  • Contract administration, regulatory compliance and agency liaison
  • Protesting contract awards to competitors and defending protests
  • Protection of confidential business information
  • Best-value procurements and bid evaluation disputes
  • Prosecution and defense of claims to protect profit
  • Pricing, performance and quality disputes
  • Investigations (criminal and congressional) audits and False Claims Act issues
  • Subcontracting and teaming agreements
  • Finance, banking and payment issues
  • Agency representation (Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Interior, Justice and Small Business Administration)

Our Energy and Defense Practice Group also has significant experience in related commercial, regulatory and legislative matters including:

  • Congressional appropriations and project funding
  • Federal agency rule-making proceedings (emissions, clean air and water)
  • Liaison (congressional committees, members, staff and embassies)
  • Legislation, regulations, compliance, exemptions, and waivers
  • Agency representation (Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Interior, Justice and Small Business Administration)

Our clients include major oil companies, large and small defense contractors, petroleum refiners, distributors, marketers, traders, transportation and storage companies, and financial institutions. We understand the business, technical, legal and timing issues affecting your operations. We offer timely business advice for developing opportunities and solving problems.