Government Affairs

Government Procurement

We are regional and national leaders in our Government Affairs practice, highly respected for our legal advocacy as well as our solid and respectful working relationships in both the executive and legislative branches. In the specific area of government procurement, Preti Flaherty’s renowned team combines extensive knowledge and experience in governmental services, contracting and administrative law to help solve our clients’ problems and advance their interests. We are uniquely experienced and qualified in the following areas:

  • Public records laws
  • Confidentiality of sensitive business information and trade secrets
  • Maine competitive bid law
  • Identifying flaws in the procurement process
  • Maine’s Freedom of Access law
  • Appeals of contract awards
  • Advising on contracts and strategies for preparing bid responses
  • Providing representation before the Legislature
  • Facilitation with regulatory agencies

The most seasoned team in our State

Preti Flaherty has a long and prominent history in government affairs, spanning decades of deep involvement and influence in various government branches and regulatory bodies. From interpretation and application of existing law in formal administrative proceedings to informal negotiations and arguments, we consistently achieve results. Should the current regulatory climate pose too many obstacles, we are prepared to work effectively to change the law through the efforts of the largest and most experienced team of lobbyists in Maine. These varied skills, in addition to our working relationships with State and national political leaders and regulatory decision makers give us the undisputed edge in our representation of clients in the process of competing for government contracts.

Firm Highlights

News

Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...

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Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Second Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of grants from the Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 from June 1-15, 2022. The...

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How Does the Collapse of Roe v. Wade Impact Employer Health Plans?

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decisions in  Roe v. Wade  and  Planned Parenthood v. Casey , which held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from banning abortion or...

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Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, and Ellie Quinby filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced labor, intimidation, coercion...

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What Are My Options If My H-1B Registration Was Not Selected?

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to sponsor foreign nationals performing work in a “specialty occupation.” This typically requires an offer of employment in a job requiring at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police Announces Restructuring After 3 Weeks of Declining to Share Details

On June 10, the Maine State Police announced plans to reorganize troop deployment and delegation of manpower in line with revised law enforcement priorities. The announcement follows several weeks of secretive posturing and a lack...

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Changes Affecting Employment Authorization for L-2, E, and H-4 Dependent Spouses

On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are...

Press Coverage

Five Major Norwegian Salmon Companies Agree to $85 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case

Preti Flaherty announced today that a Miami federal Court has granted preliminary approval to an $85 million settlement agreement in an antitrust case involving alleged price fixing of farmed salmon sold in the United...

Press Coverage

Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Previously concealed records of trooper misconduct by the Maine State Police must be provided in response to public records requests by the press, according to a ruling by Judge William R. Anderson of Penobscot Superior...