Morrison & Foerster has added a lateral partner to serve as a new co-chair of the government contracts practice group, the firm announced Wednesday.
Bradley Wine, formerly the administrative head of Dickstein Shapiro’s government contracts practice, has represented companies in the research and development, defense, security and infrastructure, health care and information technology industries. He has experience with False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters.
In an interview, Wine said that he was attracted to Morrison & Foerster because of the firm’s plans to expand the practice. He said the practice was driven by existing clients who are grappling with a competitive government contracts market.
“You have contractors who are taking more aggressive measures to expand business and protect their existing contracts,” Wine said.
Additionally, increased activity in mergers and acquisition matters often increases the need for government contracts counseling, Wine said.