As a veteran government contracts lawyer, Gary has spent his entire career representing government contractors, both in private practice and as in-house counsel to a Fortune 100 aerospace and defense company. Gary’s experience and insight allow him to provide counsel to clients, which focuses on creative, cost-effective business solutions. Gary represents some of the largest federal contractors and regularly assists small and emerging companies with understanding the complex requirements of obtaining and performing federal contracts.

Gary regularly counsels his clients on a broad range of government contracts issues, including transactional matters, such as proposal responses and contract negotiations; ethics and compliance issues; internal investigations and government audits; mergers and acquisitions; protests and business disputes. He has litigated and mediated claims, bid protests and size protests before the Armed Services and Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA).

Gary has extensive experience assisting both domestic and non-U.S. clients with international transactions, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and investigations. Gary’s high-level security clearance allows him to assist clients with their most sensitive, classified, government contracting issues.

Gary currently serves as co-chair of the U. S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s Legal Working Group and is a member of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council.

Presentations & Publications

Publications

Presentations

  • Acquiring a Company With Government Contracts: A Checklist of Unique Issues and Considerations,  Thompson Information Services, July 19, 2017
  • Acquiring a Company With Government Contracts: A Checklist of Unique Issues and Considerations, Thompson Information Services, July 19, 2017
  • Made in America? Country of Origin Requirements in Federal Government Contracts, Thompson Information Services, March 22, 2017  
  • Contract Disputes: Keeping Your Government Contract and Profits, Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), March 22, 2016
  • IP Forum, National Contract Management Association, Boston Chapter, October 15, 2015
  • Re-Assessing Your Risk Exposure in Response to Increasing Whistleblower Complaints Across Your Organization, co-chair, July 28, 2015

Honors and Awards

Recognized by Legal 500 in the field of Government Contracts, 2019

Experience

Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Counseled several companies in structuring their manufacturing operations to ensure compliance with federal country of origin requirements, including a textile manufacturer’s compliance with the Berry Amendment, a train parts manufacturer’s compliance with the Federal Transit Administration’s Buy America regulations, and several information technology and electronic parts manufacturers’ compliance with the Buy American Act (BAA) and Trade Agreements Act (TAA).
  • Developed and implemented comprehensive government contracts compliance programs for several clients, including an electronic parts manufacturer, a medical device manufacturer, a power assembly manufacturer, and a contractor providing fire suppression equipment to the U.S. Navy.
  • On behalf of a U.S. Navy contractor, conducted a fact investigation, analyzed legal claims under the Contract Disputes Act, and prepare nine separate Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs) totaling $37 million. Based on the strength of the positions set forth in these REAs, the client was able to successfully negotiate contract modifications allowing uninterrupted program execution.
  • Represented a large defense contractor in its acquisition of a cybersecurity technology company. Handled government contract due diligence efforts, purchase agreement negotiation, and post-close integration, including contract transfer, intellectual property rights, internationals sales agreements and FCPA compliance issues.
  • Successfully appealed the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to a small business set-aside solicitation, which resulted in a new NAICS code being assigned to the solicitation allowing our client, a GSA Schedule reseller, to compete and win the award.
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Bar admissions

2000, District of Columbia

1999, Massachusetts

Admitted to practice before:

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • J.D., 1998, George Mason University School of Law
    • with high honors
  • B.S., 1990, Boston College
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