Attorneys At Law

Firm Overview

Smith Pachter McWhorter's primary focus is in the areas of construction, government contract law, and white collar law.

Smith Pachter McWhorter's construction practice encompasses all phases of the contracting process, from contract bidding and negotiation through contract administration and performance to claims and litigation, including terminations. Our clients have included a wide variety of public and private owners, general and specialty contractors, EPC contractors, architects and engineers, equipment manufacturers and sureties. They are a mix of Engineering News Record 500 firms, as well as small and medium size organizations, including minority- and women-owned businesses.

Smith Pachter McWhorter's government contract representation includes large weapon systems, automatic data processing, other equipment and electronic components, engineering services, food service, janitorial service, furniture and many other areas. Our attorneys are skilled in all aspects of Government contracts, including bid protests, proposal evaluation, past performance issues, fraud and compliance, investigations, cost determinations, claims, terminations, and contract administration.

Smith Pachter McWhorter’s White Collar practice runs the gamut of assistance related to potential white collar liabilities.  We counsel clients with respect to their compliance programs, policies and procedures.  We conduct internal corporate investigations in the U.S. and, through our FCPA practice, across the globe.  We represent corporate and individual defendants in matters involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and other regulatory agencies.  We also defend civil fraud and criminal matters in federal court.

The commitment of Smith Pachter McWhorter is to deliver first-class professional services promptly and efficiently. In close consultation with our clients, we develop strategies to assist the client to maximize profit and prevent or resolve disputes. Our objective is to tailor a solution that achieves the client's goals, with sensitivity to the time requirements and resources of the client as well as cost-benefit concerns.