The Acquisition and Fiscal Law Division provides legal advice regarding all aspects of contract formation and administration, including intellectual property, antitrust, bankruptcy, debarment, conflict of interest, real estate, mergers, security, export control, procurement integrity, property disposal, fiscal, and socio-economic laws affecting acquisitions. The Division also represents agency acquisition teams in the agency's internal dispute resolution process and represents the FAA with the Department of Justice in federal court litigation.
In addition to contract formation and administration, the Division provides legal advice on cooperative agreements, grants (other than airport improvement grants) interagency and other agreements involving either the obligation of federal funds or reimbursement of funds to FAA.
The Division also has a significant policy role within the agency. It participates in developing and updating the agency's acquisition management system policy, provides advice and determinations on inherently governmental functions, assists the agency on comparisons between using federal employees or the private sector to perform commercial activities, and provides guidance and advice to procurement attorneys in the regions and centers.