Top aerospace, defense, and government services developments in 2017

The aerospace, defense, and government services (ADG) industry is changing significantly. Global spending on defense and weapon system platforms is increasing. Governments are procuring analysis and engineering services to address escalating terrorism threats, cybersecurity concerns, and an ever-increasing demand for big data analytics. Commercial space and unmanned vehicle advances have invigorated key sections of the industry. Brexit and the administration change in the U.S. are creating challenges and opportunities across the globe. And, technological advances such as 3D printing are creating unique opportunities for innovative products, decreased time-to-market schedules, and agile maintenance and repair services.

These developments present unique legal challenges. Our ADG industry team has been monitoring these and other developments to help our clients stay in front of issues before they become problems and to seize opportunities in a timely manner.

As we proceed in 2017, we are pleased to share with you the top legal and political issues affecting the ADG industry. This edition of ADG Insights addresses industry trends in the following areas:


Bribery and corruption (FCPA)

Commercial space



EU patents

False Claims Act

International trade and export control

Labor and employment

Mergers and acquisitions

Trade secrets

Unmanned aircraft systems

Our ADG industry team has been advising ADG companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia for decades. Our unique industry platform draws leading lawyers with corporate, commercial, regulatory, investigations, and litigation experience from over 45 offices in 26 countries. This breadth of knowledge allows us to guide clients through a wide range of complex litigation, investigation, transactional, and regulatory compliance matters. We are here to assist you in mitigating the risks and leveraging the opportunities you will face in 2017 and beyond.

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