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Mark Gerard Jackson

Government contracts Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1988
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Practice area
  1. Government contracts
    I focus my practice solely on helping government contractors solve problems that arise from or relate to the award and performance of government contracts.

    34 years

I represent clients in every aspect of government contracting, including bid protests, claims and disputes, terminations, government audits and investigations, procurement fraud and False Claims Act matters, socio-economic (small business) issues,  suspension/debarment and complaince issues.

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Jackson Holcomb LLP
2001 Sixth Avenue.
Suite. 3420
Seattle, WA, 98121


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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2014
Highly Recommend Mark Jackson
I am General Counsel and SVP Legal for a government contractor with annual revenue of over $500M and multiple divisions across multiple lines of business. Mark Jackson has provided quality legal services to us for almost ten years. Mark and the entire Jackson Rosenfield team are smart, timely, efficient and most importantly, business oriented. If I need a nightmare problem resolved, my first call is to Mark. I highly recommend him for any government contract issue whether transactional or litigation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2014
The Only Attorney Your Business Will Ever Need
I came to contact Mr. Jackson after I had previously paid a local firm who basically bailed on me in fear of the government that I was up against, after I paid their retainer. Then, having no resolution, and nothing more than wasted time (a couple of years), and I myself doing more work than the firm, I reached out to business associates who put me in touch with the firm of Mark Jackson. My case was one that many attorneys would turn from because it was a small, woman owned business against the federal government, but not once did Mr. Jackson suggest that I back down, or that we didn't have a chance. He pursued, researched, and stayed the course, and I can honestly say that through it all, Mark Jackson had my best interest at heart, and he believed in what I was fighting for. In the end, in regards to my case, Mr. Jackson was able to negotiate a fair settlement, without my having to go to trial, and the settlement that was agreed upon was more than I could have proven had we gone to trial. My only regret with Mark Jackson is that he is not local to handle all of my business as well as personal legal matters. As a business owner of a 40 plus year old business, I would recommend Mark to anyone in need of legal assistance. I found him to be highly competent, professional, knowledgeable, reliable, and above all, trustworthy as he handled our case with complete integrity.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2014
The Best Attorney for Federal Contractors
I highly recommend Mark Jackson to anyone seeking the finest legal counsel for federal construction contracts. I had the good fortune of meeting Mark Jackson through another government contractor in 2002, and Mark has represented my construction company since then. Mark was successful in dealing with the SBA and the Air Force for the award of a significant 8(a) Joint Venture contract which we may have otherwise lost. Mark successfully represented us in a bid protest in which we were the successful awardee on a large government contract. Mark successfully and quickly resolved a federal complaint, which was dropped without the need for a hearing. Mark's knowledge of federal contracting is extensive and invaluable, but he's not only incredibly smart, he is also very attentive, responsive and expedient . I recently needed a novation agreement for a government contract and Mark knew exactly what I needed and I had the agreement within hours. He is, in my book, the best of the best and I am very fortunate he is my attorney, and pleased to provide this review.
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Posted by John | May 7, 2014
Overall Rating of Mark Jackson is Excellent
I would highly recommend attorney Mark Jackson. His experience and understanding of Federal Contracting is top notch. We are a Federal Contracting company and switched attorneys approximately 16 years ago after getting sub par results and went with Mr. Jackson. He has been with us ever since and I can't say enough good things about him and his firm. Not only is he an excellent attorney who is results oriented and gets things done, but one of the few trust worthy and ethical attorneys I have come across. Whether the legal issues are subcontractor based or issues directly with the Federal Government, it seems we have come out the clear winner on just about every case we have been involved with. Mr. Jackson is very persuasive and detailed when arguing his points and is reason for his success. Over the years, I have been involved in many legal issues and am fortunate to have a guy like Mark Jackson on my side representing our company.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2014
Excellent attorney for complex business litigation
Mark has represented our company for over 3 years in a sensitive and difficult legal dispute. Throughout this period, Mark has demonstrated an invaluable ability to understand the unique complexities of our particular dispute and provide outstanding legal advice and strategies. Mark's counsel has enabled us to maintain a focus on our existing business without being overly distracted by a difficult dispute, and most importantly, his hard work and professionalism have meant we can sleep at night knowing Mark is on the job. He's a first class attorney with strong values and an outstanding work ethic. He has our highest recommendation.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ball Janik LLP
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Owner
  • Garvey Schubert Barer
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Preston Gates Ellis, Now Kirkpatrick Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, LLP Or "K&L Gates"
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Stanislaw Ashbaugh, LLP
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Perkins Coie
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Judge Advocate
  • United States Air Force
  • 1988 - 1997
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  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Alutiiq Commercial Enterprises, LLC ASBCA No. 61503
  • Summary Judgment in Favor of Client
  • Alutiiq Mfg. Contractors, LLC. v. United States, No. 15-881C (Fed. Cl. 2019)
  • Verdict for client converting default termination into one for convenience
  • Haskell Corp. v. Matanuska Electric Assoc., Inc. (AAA 01-16-0003-6483)
  • Favorable award to client.
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  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
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  • Briefing Papers, No. 06-11
  • Beyond Keco II: An Analytic Tool for Abuse of Discretion Claims
  • 2006
  • Briefing Papers, No. 06-4
  • Interest In & On Claims,
  • 2006
  • Construction Briefings, No. 2006-07
  • Rethinking Abuse of Discretion Claims
  • 2006
  • Briefing Papers, No. 03-13
  • Recognizing & Challenging Out-of-Scope Changes
  • 2003
  • Construction Briefings, No. 2001-12
  • Using Industry Studies to Quantify Lost Productivity
  • 2001
  • Construction Briefings, No. 2000-6
  • A Dispute Resolution Strategy for Federal Construction Projects
  • 2000
  • Briefing Papers No. 98-7
  • Selected Procedural Issues at the Boards of Contract Appeals
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Intellectual Property: Developments and New Challenges in the Digital Era
  • Protecting Intellectual Property in Government Contracts
  • 2011
  • Government Contract Law
  • Advanced Topics in Government Contract Law
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Government contracts Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Friend
"I am a law school classmate and friend of Mark Jackson. I have known Mark for nearly 29 years. We both attended law school on scholarships through our respective military services. As a student, a fellow military officer, a friend and as a lawyer, Mark has shown he is a man of the highest character and accomplishment. You can count on Mark Jackson. He's a winner who produces the very best results consistently. He is THE lawyer to call in my book for any government contracts/litigation issue. Bottom-line: If you're in a legal battle where failure is not an option, Mark Jackson is the man your want representing you. As a U.S. Marine officer, I would pick Mark Jackson as the ONLY Air Force officer (vs. a U.S. Marine) to be in combat with me -- that's how much I trust Mark Jackson to produce the best results when it matters most...and so should anyone reading this endorsement."
Government contracts Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mark as opposing counsel and later as co-counsel on several matters. He is very knowledgeable about government contracts and construction law and working with him was a pleasure."
Government contracts Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Mark Jackson for 3.5 years on an extremely close basis as a law firm associate. I am now an in-house counsel to a high-technology manufacturer. I had the opportunity to personally observe Mark's work product and skills in regard to legal analysis, case strategy and preparation, trial advocacy and client interactions. Mark's dedication and integrity is unsurpassed, as are the results he obtains. As a business counselor, he cares deeply about making his clients' businesses successful. I found him unique in his ability to find creative solutions to seemingly intractable problems. And if litigation is necessary, he is a first rate legal writer and trial attorney. In litigation he has achieved great successes, sometimes at long odds -- both in decisions and settlements. I recommend Mark in the highest terms possible to any business, especially those selling to the government, those in the construction industry, and any business facing the prospect of litigation."
Government contracts Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mark on several government contracts matters and have seen his legal skills and preparation first-hand. He is a terrific attorney with a proven track record for his government contractor clients. Mark is a persuasive advocate, consistently well-prepared, and extremely knowledgeable and experienced in government contracting issues. I highly recommend him."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Mark as an attorney in the Air Force and I have consulted with him on matters in private practice. Mark is a very hard working, dedicated lawyer who has exceptional verbal and written communication skills. I give Mark my highest recommendation."
Seattle Government contracts Lawyer Mark Gerard Jackson
Mark Gerard Jackson
Government contracts Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 34 years