Legal maneuvering and contract procurement in the national defense arena has recently gained new relevance: the war in Ukraine, the increasing U.S.-China competition on semiconductor and other key technologies, and supply chain shortages for strategically important components are only a few of the ever-growing number of national security risks.

Our cover story is taking an in-depth look at how Washington, D.C., law firms are playing a key role in the implementation of national security strategies from Capitol Hill to the Department of Defense all the way to corporate stakeholders.