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Jones Day

51 Louisiana Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC, 20001


DCActive 199107/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law198903/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading National Practitioner, Government ContractsChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDLA Piper LLP (US)2003 - 2014
PartnerVenable1997 - 2003
AssociateVenable1988 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Talend Ruling, US Customs and Border Protection ("CBP"), Advisory Ruling HQ H192146Successful
Bilfinger Berger AG Sede Secondaria Italiana v. U.S., 97 Fed.Cl. 96 (2010); 94 Fed.Cl. 389 (2010)Successful; Obtained injunction against U.S. Department of Defense
Protest of American K–9 Detection Services, Inc., B- 400464.6, 2009 CPD ¶ 107Successful; Protest Sustained
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Publication nameTitleDate
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2013Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [New DFARS Rule on Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information], Conference Briefs2014
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2012Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [Significant Changes in Technical Data and Software Licenses], Conference Briefs2013
American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Section of Public Contract Law Program MaterialsLicensing Commercial Software to the United States Government: What's Consistent with Federal Law and Satisfies Users' Needs?2013
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2011Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [Top 20 IP Issues], Conference Briefs2012
Commercial Law and Practice Course Handbook Series, Practising Law Institute, Government Contracts 2012Technical Data in Federal Government Contracts: Striking the Balance Between the Government's Needs and Contractors' Proprietary Interests2012
Routledge PublishingChapter Author, The Applied Law and Economics of Public Procurement, Sept. 2012, edited by Prof. Gustavo Piga and Dr. Steen Treumer2012
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2010Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [DFARS Part 227 Proposed Re-Write], Conference Briefs2011
Aspatore Books, Thomson ReutersInside the Minds: The Impact of Recent Changes in Government Contracts, 2011 ed.2011
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2009Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [Top 30 IP Issues], Conference Briefs,2010
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2008Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [IP Primer], Conference Briefs2009
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2007Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [FAR Part 27 Re-Write], Conference Briefs2008
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2006Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [Rights in Patents], Conference Briefs2007
American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Fall Meeting"Protecting Company Confidential Information When Selling Commercial Computer Software And Technical Data To the Federal Government," Reaching New Heights in the Development and Use of Intellectual Property in Government Contracts2007
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2005Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [Technical Data], Conference Briefs2006
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2004Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [Copyrights], Conference Briefs2005
West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference, covering 2003Intellectual Property in Government Contracts [Software], Conference Briefs2004
Public Contract Law JournalFear and Loathing of Federal Contracting: Are Commercial Companies Really Afraid to do Business with the Federal Government? Should They Be2003
Government Contracts ProgramJoint Ventures, LLCs, and Teaming Arrangements1997
Federal PublicationsCooperative Agreements and Other Transactions: A Concise Primer1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Georgetown UniversityN/AA.B.1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Webinar: Government Technology Investment Agreements; An Easier Way to Work with Government FundingIntellectual Property in Government Contracts; Other Transaction Agreements/Technology Investment Agreements2014
Panel: Building a Bigger Tent for Technology Innovation; The Government is More Creative than You ThinkContracting with the Department of Defense; Other Transactions2014
Hacking the Government - How to Get Your First CustomerWinning Government Contracts2014
6th Annual Advanced Forum on DCAA AuditsDCAA AUDIT CASE STUDIES AND Q&A: How to Deal with Different Audits Scenarios and Practical Tips to Effectively Manage the Process2014
Roundtable Program at New York City BarDevelopment of Intellectual Property under Federal Contracts2013
NCMA Cape Canaveral Chapter November MeetingIntellectual Property in Government Contracts: 5 Things Every Prime and Sub Needs to Know2013
DLA Piper GovCon Executive Series"The Impact of Sequestration on Contractors: Challenges and Strategies"2013
Defense Daily Open Architecture Summit 2013Capturing Intellectual Property Rights in Government Contracts; Open Architecture; Better Buying Power 2.02013
American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 2013Panelist, "Putting Theory into Practice: Mock Negotiation of a Data Rights Issue Post-Award"2013
Aerospace Industries Association 2013 Data Rights ForumModerator, Panel on "Commercial Software Licensing – A discussion of software terms and conditions commonly deemed 'inconsistent with federal procurement law'"2013
Webcast, WestLegalEdCenter"Other Transactions Authority"2012
40th Annual Government Contract Symposium"The Open Systems Architecture Guide: Implementing a New Paradigm in the Allocation of Rights in Data and Software?"2012
NCMA"Advanced Intellectual Property Issues in Government Contracts"2011
1st Interdisciplinary Symposium on Public ProcurementSocio-Economic Programs in Public Procurements: Are Preferences Fair and Effective for All?2011
37th Annual Government Contract Symposium"Intellectual Property in Government Contracts"2009
Webcast, CLE"Purchasing Law-Effective Negotiations: Structuring the Deal"2008
45th Annual Aerospace and Defense Contract Management Conference"Protecting the Crown Jewels: The Recent Changes in Government Data Rights"2007