SOURCE Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Jerry Howe has joined the Firm as a partner in the Government Contracts and Aerospace & Defense Practices, resident in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Howe will provide regulatory/industry counsel on M&A and private equity transactions in the aerospace & defense industry as well as government contracts litigation, investigations and bid protests. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace, defense and intelligence sectors.
Mr. Howe joins the Firm having served most recently as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at TASC, a leading aerospace & defense company. In this position, Mr. Howe oversaw the company's legal affairs, corporate development and M&A, ethics and compliance programs, government relations and security. Previously, he was owner and principal of InSequitur LLC, a consulting firm, and Executive Vice President of the Olive Group. Mr. Howe also served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Veridian Corporation, a publicly traded company that provided advanced technology services and solutions to the intelligence community, military and homeland defense agencies.
Before joining the corporate world, Mr. Howe was a partner for nine years at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice focused on aerospace law and transactions, government contracts law and litigation with an emphasis on high-technology procurement, and federal court civil and appellate litigation. He represented preeminent defense, aerospace and information technology companies including Boeing, Hughes, McDonnell Douglas and Motorola.
"We are pleased to welcome a partner of Jerry's stature to our Firm," said Valerie Ford Jacob, Chair of Fried Frank. "His aerospace and government contracts experience and strengths in matters ranging from corporate M&A to litigation and compliance will be a tremendous asset to our clients."
"With growing competition, tighter regulations and increasing enforcement initiatives, virtually all government contractors are under new constraints. Jerry's knowledge will help clients effectively address their contentious matters and navigate today's complex regulatory maze," said James J. McCullough, Head of Fried Frank's Government Contracts Practice.
"Jerry is a well suited and valuable addition to our team," said William G. McGuinness, Chair of Fried Frank's Litigation Department. "In addition to his depth of technical expertise as a longtime general counsel in the A&D industry, Jerry has a broad and deep understanding of national security issues impacting companies today."
"Jerry's experience and legal acumen will help clients in the highly competitive A&D sector identify and pursue opportunities in the transactional space as well as contend with policy, political, budgetary and regulatory challenges," said Mario Mancuso, Head of Fried Frank's Aerospace & Defense Practice.
Mr. Howe has served as chair of the Washington Space Business Roundtable and president of the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He currently serves as a moderator with Aspen Institute and treasurer of No Labels.org.
Mr. Howe received his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review; his MA, with honors, from Oxford University, where he was a Sachs Scholar; and his AB, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and its Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. Mr. Howe is a former law clerk for Judge George MacKinnon of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia.
About Fried Frank's Aerospace and Defense Practice
Anchored in the world's leading financial centers, political capitals, and clusters of aerospace and defense industry activity, our practice is informed by the years of combined private sector, senior US and UK government, and military experience of our practitioners. Our highly-regarded aerospace and defense team includes a former US Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, a former trial attorney and Assistant to the General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the Navy, and a former Legal Adviser to the UK House of Commons European Scrutiny Select Committee and to the Regulatory Reform Select Committee.
About Fried Frank's Government Contracts Practice
Fried Frank helps clients navigate the complex maze of statutes and regulations at each stage of the government contracting process, from solicitation, award, performance and termination to cost-performance liabilities. We handle a diverse array of high-profile matters for some of the leading aircraft, satellite, electronics, information technology and technical services companies, both domestically and internationally.
More information can be found at www.friedfrank.com.
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