Aerospace Defense

With a team that collaborates across many disciplines, we help our clients navigate problems and take opportunities in a fast-changing, dynamic and challenging global environment.

The United States aerospace defense sector is one of the largest in terms of infrastructure and manufacturing activities. The industry faces strategic challenges from a complex and changing regulatory landscape and macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainties.

With an industry-focused team experienced in corporate, commercial, regulatory, investigations, government contracts, and litigation, we have long represented clients in the global aerospace defense and security sectors. For example, we:

  • Advised major aerospace companies regarding ITAR and other export controls, licensing, and investigations by the State, Commerce, and Justice Departments, for instance regarding military airborne radar imaging technology
  • Provided guidance and strategic advice on government contract claims and disputes involving aviation support for naval aircraft operations
  • Currently represent one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense companies that has designed, engineered, and produced some of the most important weapons systems in the history of the Navy, including the legendary F-14 Tomcat, and that developed the lunar module for the NASA Apollo program and missions, in multipronged matters involving environmental issues at a legacy government-owned, contractor-operated manufacturing facility
    • We represent this company in multiple related litigations arising from the facility involving claims brought under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, natural resource damages, mass personal injury and property damage actions, and purported class action claims for medical monitoring and diminution of property value
    • We also provided this company with advice and guidance on regulatory compliance issues and how to respond to environmental and public health regulators
  • Represent a Top 10 aerospace and aviation company—and the federal government’s largest information technology contractor—in ongoing multi-phase engineering litigation involving a billion-dollar industrial project. We prevailed for this client in a 4-week bench trial addressing subcontractor claims and are now preparing to defend a Phase II jury trial, expected to last up to 10 weeks, that will address engineering and other claims by the project owner in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Hollingsworth LLP deploys our expertise in national defense, national security, government contracts, and scientific disciplines to assist our aerospace clients in meeting their regulatory obligations and understanding and defending against a variety of technically complex litigation challenges.