William Pannier is a California attorney practicing in the areas of federal, state, and local government contracts.  He assists contractors of all sizes, in various industries, across a broad range of issues.  He represents federal contractors nationwide, and state and local contractors in California, working with a wide spectrum of federal, state, and local agencies.  He also deals with matters arising between contractors and subcontractors.

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Representative industries include

  • Defense
  • Aerospace
  • Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Construction
  • Architectural & Engineering

Representative matters include

Government Contracts and Related Litigation

  • Represented a small company terminated for default; the settlement proposal was contested by the Army and DCAA, followed by multiple actions before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and a suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; the case was resolved with the termination converted to one for convenience and millions of dollars paid by the U.S. government
  • Tried case asserting actual and constructive changes before Civilian Board of Contract Appeals; claims ultimately settled by negotiation
  • Intervened on behalf of Fortune 200 company in effort to preserve award of $100+ million telecom contract issued by California Joint Powers Authority and protested by rival offeror

Internal Investigations and Enforcement Defense

  • Defended IT contractor sued by a qui tam relator under California’s False Claims Act
  • Conducted internal investigations of companies facing allegations of kickbacks and false claims
  • Counseled IT company about making a voluntary disclosure to California authorities where sales employee was suspected of anti-competitive conduct


  • Developed compliance programs; drafted policies, procedures, and codes of business conduct and ethics; and delivered in-person employee training.

Suspension and Debarment

  • At administrative hearing, persuaded agency to reinstate suspended logistics contractor
  • Successfully responded to a notice of proposed debarment for a component parts manufacturer


  • Defended a Fortune 500 company in a multi-party construction case with $100+ million in claims at issue, ultimately settling through mediation