A McLean, Va.-based company that was awarded $166.5 million from the U.S. Justice Department during the past five fiscal years has its fingerprints on the Cobell Indian trust account class action, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation and other recent high-profile legal issues.
Labat-Anderson Inc., which is now part of U.S. Investigations Services LLC, provided automated litigation support services in connection with DOJ’s Cobell and Gulf oil spill work, among other matters. Only two other individual contractors pulled in more for their legal work.
The company performs "Litigation Support; Document Acquisition; Database Creation; Database Utilization; Electronic Data Acquisition and Processing; Pre-trial and Trial support, including Courtroom Presentations Services" as part of its DOJ contract, according to its website. Labat-Anderson splits the automated litigation work with CACI International Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corp. through a $950 million contract that is valid from 2007 to 2013.
"This kind of litigation support allows a prosecutor to manage a large volume of case materials and be able to access complex information more quickly and effectively," said DOJ spokeswoman Gina Talamona.
Ray Howell, a U.S. Investigations Services LLC spokesman, declined to comment. But the company says in a promotional flier that its "key clients" include the Justice Department. The company says it assists more than 700 DOJ lawyers and support staff.
"LABAT’s clients have come to rely on our professionalism and competence when dealing with tight deadlines, critical needs, and limited resources," the flier says. "We consistently deliver an edge that helps government attorneys win across a range of issues and within nearly every legal setting." — Andrew Ramonas