Jerry assists companies in complying with federal acquisition regulations, mitigating proposal risks, protesting bids, defending against government investigations, completing mergers and acquisitions, responding to government auditors, and resolving prime and subcontractor disputes.

After working with the American Society for International Law (ASIL), the Federal Communications Commission and a downtown law firm, Jerry spent four years as corporate counsel for Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR), working on matters at the forefront of international and government contract law. Jerry then worked at a large regional law firm in that firm’s government contracting, international and construction practices before managing a successful government contracts, corporate and employment law firm for over decade.

That experience gives him special perspective that brings added value to clients in the following areas: small business contracting, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Department of Defense (DOD) and civilian contracting, technology contracting, construction contracting, and international contracting. He has considerable experience in transactional matters, including negotiating nondisclosure agreements (NDA), teaming agreements, subcontract terms, joint venture agreements, and facilitating mergers and acquisitions. Jerry also assists clients with bid protest, requests for equitable adjustments; prime and subcontract claims; cost-accounting, audit, compliance, and investigation responses; and, litigation strategies.

As a past Chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Government Contracts Section and an active member of the international procurement bar, Jerry regularly speaks on international procurement matters. He also is involved in several charitable and philanthropic associations.

Jerry received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where he focused on international relations with an emphasis on the integration of the European Union and Middle Eastern geopolitics. He received his juris doctor from the William and Mary School of Law. When not looking for his next classic car show, Jerry can be found “training” for his next 10k road race on the oceanfront with his “Amstaffs” Fort and Tierney.

Representative Matters

Successfully represented KBR, a Fortune 500 company, before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against the U.S. Department of Army resulting in a satisfactory settlement of claims related to nonpayment for dining facility services provided to U.S. servicepersons in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Successfully represented a midsize technology company in a federal contract award protest before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against the U.S. Army resulting in its eligibility to compete for upwards of $5 billion in additional contract awards.

Represented advanced small business mortgage loan servicing companies in federal contract award protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in relation to a combined $100 million in contract awards.

Represented a construction and facility services company in a federal contract award protest before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in relation to a $35 million contract award.

Successfully represented a government contractor in federal contract award protests across the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims resulting in $250 million in contract awards.

Successfully represented a small business technology company in relation to a $5 million breach of contract claim in an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association.

Successfully represented a midsize technology company in relation to a $1.5 million breach of contract claim in an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association.

Represented several employers in relation to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proceedings resulting in settlements, dismissals and/or withdrawals of charges.

Thought Leadership

Publications

“An Inside-Out Perspective: Conducting Construction Overseas,” American Bar Association, Annual Meeting Publication

“Services Contracting Best Practices: A Guide to Successful Services Contracting,” American Bar Association, Services Contracting Best Practices Task Force

“Have We Just Seen the Decade of Government Contracting: Looking Back as We Go Forward,” The Federal Bar Association’s Federal Lawyer Publication

ABA Comment Letter, Battlespace Committee Contributing Author, Re: Interim Final Rule, Private Security Contractors Operating in Contingency Environments

ABA Comment Letter, Battle Space Committee Contributing Author, Re: Class Deviation, Additional Contractor Requirements and Responsibilities Relating to Alleged Crimes By or Against Contractor Personnel in Iraq an Afghanistan

Speaking Engagements 

“Cost & Pricing Simplified: National Contract Management Association,” Potomac Chapter

“Joint Ventures As A Maximum Win Strategy,” National Defense Industrial Association, Small Business Conference

“Conducting Construction Overseas,” American Bar Association, Annual Meeting

“Strategies for Managing Subcontracts Overseas,” American Bar Association, Section of International Law, International Procurement Committee

“Managing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Thomson Reuters, Federal Publications Seminars

“Subcontracting Domestically and Abroad,” Tech Council of Maryland

“Alternative Dispute Resolution: Overview, Best Practices, and Mock Medication,” Federal Bar Association, Government Contracts Section

“Court of Federal Claims: Best Practices and Procedural Overview,” Federal Bar Association, Government Contracts Section

“Cloud Computing: Risks and Rewards,” Deltek Network Webcast

“So, What’s New In Government Contracting?,” Tech Council of Maryland

“Teaming Agreements, Joint Ventures, and Strategic Alliances,” Maryland APEX Accelerator Instructor

“How Small Businesses Can Succeed in Government Contracting,” Wheaton Innovation Center

“Class Deviation: On Requirements and Responsibilities Relating To Alleged Crimes By or Against Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan,” American Bar Association, Public Law Contract Section’s Battle Space and Contingency Contracting Committee

“Public-Private Partnerships: What Are They and Why Do They Matter to Your Client’s Business Now,” American Bar Association, Section of International law, International Procurement Committee

Recognition