William M. Pannier practices in the areas of federal, state, and local government contracting and related litigation, including GSA and other governmental leasing, compliance and enforcement defense, as well as commercial litigation.
After beginning his legal career as a commercial transactions lawyer, Mr. Pannier joined the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps, where he gained considerable trial experience and concentrated on government contracts. Among other assignments, he supported the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles.
Mr. Pannier has been involved in all aspects of the procurement process, from acquisition strategy and solicitation to source selection, award, and administration. He has helped contractors and lessors prepare winning proposals and secured clients' rights through bid protests. He is experienced with teaming agreements and joint ventures, small business issues, protecting proprietary data, security clearances, construction, A−76, FOIA, and ethics issues pertaining to government contractors and lessors. In addition, he has enjoyed particular success in favorably resolving disputes under government contracts and leases through negotiations and formal and informal claims.
Mr. Pannier is also experienced with compliance programs, internal investigations, civil and criminal government investigations, the False Claims Act and California's False Claims Act, mandatory and voluntary disclosures, terminations, suspension, debarment, and claims under the Foreign Claims Act.