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J.D., Brooklyn Law School

Master of Strategic Studies, US Army War College

B.S., Boston University

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

New York Bar

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Jennifer represents clients on all aspects of federal, state, and local procurement matters, including bid protests, contract claims and disputes, government investigations and audits, suspension and debarment proceedings, civil false claims act actions, compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, and other due diligence activities unique to government contractors. Her experience covers a wide variety of industries, including defense, intelligence, technology and software, government services, management consulting, and private equity investment in government contractors.

Representative Experience

  • Regularly represents clients in bid protests involving hundreds of millions of dollars before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC).
  • Has represented clients in connection with contract termination (both default and convenience) claims and litigation, including classified appeals. These matters have been successfully resolved through either negotiation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), or litigation at the Boards of Contract Appeals.
  • Extensive experience with government and internal investigations, contractor disclosures, compliance reviews, and subpoena responses.
  • Represents government contractors and individuals in defense of suspension and debarment proceedings, including negotiation of administrative agreements resolving suspensions and debarments.
  • Advises and assists clients in developing and implementing satisfactory ethics and compliance programs.
  • Particular experience on issues relating to the facility clearance process, including negotiating foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) mitigation instruments with the Defense Security Service (DSS), as well as the successful resolution of personnel security clearance challenges.
  • Regularly counsels clients on teaming agreements and subcontracting matters, small business questions, and other issues related to socioeconomic matters, the protection of trade secrets, and conflict of interest issues.
  • Counsels companies on issues of professional and reputational risk, particularly as they arise in the public sector.
  • Represents investment funds and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions involving billions of dollars, including evaluating the target company’s government business in the due diligence process and identifying areas of risk.

Professional Experience

  • Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve (2005-Present)
    • Commander, 13th Legal Operations Detachment (Expert). Commands highly experienced Reserve Judge Advocates performing duties at the Office of The Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, and the U.S. Army Claims Service, Upper Marlboro, MD (2016-Present) 
    • Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, DC (2012-2016)
    • Vice Chair and Professor, Contract and Fiscal Law Department, The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, VA (2010-2012)
    • Associate General Counsel, Office of the Army General Counsel, Defense Intelligence Agency, Directorate for Human Intelligence, Washington, DC (2007-2008)
    • Senior Legislative Advisor, Military Personnel and Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, Washington, DC (2005-2007)
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps (1996-2005)
    • Trial Attorney, U.S. Army's Contract Appeals Division, Contract and Fiscal Law Division, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency (2002-2005)
    • National Security Law Advisor and Intelligence Oversight Officer, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Darmstadt, Germany (2000-2002)
    • International and Operational Law Attorney, UNC/USFK/EUSA, Seoul, Republic of Korea (1999-2000)
    • Criminal Defense Attorney, 2d Infantry Division, Tongduchon, Republic of Korea (1998-1999)
    • Felony Prosecutor, Fort Carson, Colorado (1996-1998)


  • American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Public Contract Law
    • Vice-Chair, Debarment and Suspension Committee (2012-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association (2005-2008)

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