Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
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Our interdisciplinary approach to teaming agreements, joint ventures, and strategic alliances involves lawyers from our antitrust, corporate, and tax practices.

Clients and Services

We have provided our services to a wide variety of clients, dating back to our successful representation of Northrop Corporation in the leading published decision on teaming agreement and joint venture disputes, Northrop Corp. v. McDonnell Douglas Corp., 705 F.2d 1030 (9th Cir. 1983). We also provide counseling on the formation of teaming agreements and strategic alliances, and we assist in analyzing and drafting such agreements.

Issues

Among the cutting-edge issues on which we have experience in the context of teaming agreements, joint ventures, and strategic alliances are the following:

  • CAS disclosure and compliance
  • Federal, state, and foreign taxation
  • Intellectual property
  • Export control
  • Defective pricing
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance
  • Antitrust, including Hart-Scott-Rodino requirements and exclusive dealing issues

Our recent experience in this area includes representation of a leading aerospace company in litigation of the government's disallowance of more than $300 million of overhead costs that the government claimed should have been allocated to international strategic alliances to develop and manufacture commercial jet engines.