Law360 Notes Haynes and Boone's Representation of L-3 Communications Integrated Systems

11/17/2010

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems LP is seeking to question Darleen Druyun, who served as the U.S. Air Force's top procurement official before pleading guilty to violations of conflict of interest laws, in a suit over her decision to award two aircraft contracts to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.

L-3 on Tuesday filed a motion for leave to depose Druyun in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, arguing that it has made a strong showing of bad faith and improper behavior in the Air Force's decision to award the contracts to modernize its C-5 Galaxy aircraft to Lockheed.

The company filed suit in 2006 after receiving a report from the U.S. Department of Defense's inspector general concerning Druyun's conduct during the procurement process. L-3 sued as a successor to Raytheon E-Systems Inc., Lockheed's only competition for the contracts in 1999.

L-3 is represented by Haynes and Boone LLP's Paul W. Searles, Sharon N. Freytag and Jeremy D. Kernodle.

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