Security Clearance Issues

For companies seeking to work on government contracts requiring access to classified information and facilities, the ability to obtain or maintain a facility security clearance and have adequate, cleared personnel is crucial.

We represent clients in the process to obtain facility clearances and personnel security clearances for officers, directors, senior management and employees at all levels of classified work.  Our attorneys regularly advise clients on pre-clearance issues in connection with the preparation of the security clearance questionnaires and related documents.  We prepare clients for interviews in connection with security clearance processing with the DIS.  Our attorneys regularly advise clients on compliance issues with the National Security Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).

In the event of the denial or revocation of a facility or personnel security clearance, we are experienced in representing clients throughout the administrative and appeals process before administrative agencies and the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA) Board.

Our attorneys are knowledgeable regarding organizational structure issues for foreign-owned or controlled corporations seeking to do business with the federal government.  We structure and implement appropriate Foreign Ownership, Control and Influence (FOCI) mitigation measures, and prepare special security plans and negation plans.  In foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies or operations, we handle required notifications to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.