Scott A. Freling

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Scott A. Freling

Scott A. Freling

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Scott Freling, recognized by Law360 in 2015 as a “Rising Star” in Government Contracts, represents civilian and defense contractors at all stages of the procurement process and in their dealings with federal, state, and local government customers. Mr. Freling assists clients in a range of industries, including defense and aerospace, information technology and software, government services, life sciences, energy, and private equity.

Mr. Freling maintains an active transactional practice, regularly serving as regulatory counsel to financial and strategic buyers during M&A transactions involving a government contractor or grantee. He has deep experience leading due diligence reviews, negotiating transaction documents, and assisting with integration activities.

In addition, Mr. Freling routinely counsels clients on compliance matters and risk mitigation strategies, including the process for obtaining and maintaining SAFETY Act liability protection from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for anti-terrorism technologies.

Pro Bono

* Represented a domestic violence shelter during a series of audits and investigations by its funding agency and the D.C. Office of Inspector General.
* Represented a World War II veteran before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Board of Veterans’ Appeals to obtain compensation for injuries sustained during his active-duty service.
* Represented an indigent defendant in a criminal matter in the D.C. Superior Court.

Memberships and Affiliations

* American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law
* National Defense Industrial Association

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Scott A. Freling
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Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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2010

Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is a non profit organization that develops the academic, leadership, citizenship, and personal potential of SigEp’s undergraduate members. It provides support for scholarships, leadership programming, and competitive undergraduate housing. The company was founded by William L. Phillips in 1943 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

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Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is a non profit organization that develops the academic, leadership, citizenship, and personal potential of SigEp’s undergraduate members. It provides support for scholarships, leadership programming, and competitive undergraduate housing. The company was founded by William L. Phillips in 1943 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

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Communications & Power Industries LLC, CPI International Holding Corp. purchase General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, Inc. from General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

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Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. purchases Cray, Inc.

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Elbit Systems Ltd., Elbit Systems of America LLC purchase Harris Corp. /Night Vision Business from Harris Corporation

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