Jonathan H. Kosarin
Jonathan H. Kosarinis Associate Counsel at the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office in Washington, DC.
He was Assistant General Counsel at the National Reconnaissance Office and has over 30 years experience in Acquisition and Government Contracting. Mr. Kosarin also served as Deputy Counsel, US Navy Special Projects Division; Associate Counsel, Naval Supply Systems Command; Associate General Counsel and Director of Procurement Law, Federal Home Loan Bank Board; European Trial Attorney and Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Army Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, and; Trial Attorney, U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Contract Law at the Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, VA and as Deputy General Counsel, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office.
He is an Adjunct Instructor of Procurement and Contracting at the University of Virginia and also teaches at the National Criminal Justice Command College.
Mr. Kosarin received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University; a Juris Doctor degree, from Brooklyn Law School; and a Master of Laws degree in Government Procurement Law, from the George Washington National Law Center.
Louis A. Chiarella
Louis A. Chiarella is an attorney in the Washington, D.C. area with 20 years of experience specializing in all aspects of Government contracting. In addition to his current position, Mr. Chiarella’s previous experiences include: Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, Virginia; Chief of Administrative and Civil Law, Fort Carson, Colorado; and Trial Attorney, U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division, Arlington, Virginia. He continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law at the Army JAG School, and lectures frequently on a wide variety of Government contract law subjects. Mr. Chiarella received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, a law degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, a Master of Arts degree from The Catholic University of America, and a Masters of Laws degree from the Army Judge Advocate General’s School.
Harlan Gottlieb currently serves as the Chief Counsel for the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)
He supervises an office of 6 attorneys, a paralegal and administrative assistant. He is responsible for providing the PEO organization legal support in contracts, personnel, ethics and fiscal law. From 1987 to March 1995, he was an Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command, now the Aviation Missile Command. He provided contract and programmatic legal advice to the Program Managers for the CH-47 and Apache programs.
Mr. Gottlieb graduated on the Dean’s List at Washburn University School of Law in 1985. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Tulane University in 1978. He is a member in good standing of the Missouri and American Bar Associations.
Jack Friery, Esq. is a San Diego lawyer who represents businesses in government contract legal matters. He has negotiated, drafted, and analyzed thousands of government contracts. He has also helped formulate acquisition policy, both for government and industry. He has been heavily involved in many of the nation’s most significant acquisitions over the past twenty-five years. These include the Hubble Space Telescope, the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, and several Global War on Terror contracts.
Jack previously served as a senior lawyer with SAIC and with Hughes Aircraft Company. In addition, he was counsel with the U.S. Army Materiel Command for nearly ten years. Earlier, he was a captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps.
Jack has taught contract law at the University of California, San Diego; at San Diego State University; and for Federal Publications, Inc. and ESI, the leading professional seminar companies in the country.
Jack is a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association and a member of the Board of Directors of NCMA’s San Diego chapter. He was also named an NCMA Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) and a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM).
He is Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Public Contract Section’s Strategic Alliances, Teaming and Subcontracting Committee. He is the co-author of the ABA’s Guide to Fixed Price Supply Subcontract Terms and Conditions and the Guide to Service Subcontract Terms and Conditions.
Jack holds bachelor’s and law degrees from Fordham University, and did postgraduate work in government contract law at George Washington University School of Law. He was the Distinguished Graduate of the Army JAG School Procurement Attorney course, and Honor Graduate of the Army Logistics University acquisition management course. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the University of Southern California School of Business Administration. More information can be found on Jack’s web site: www.jackfriery.com.
Kenneth J. Allen
Ken Allen served as a federal government lawyer from 1976 to 2007, and in the Army (either Active or Army Reserve) from 1970 until his retirement from the Army Reserve in 2002, and in the federal civil service from 1984 until his retirement from the Civil Service in 2007.
Drafted in 1970, he served on active duty as an enlisted combat engineer and received a direct commission in the Corps of Engineers. In 1975 he was a nonvoting member of President Ford's VietNam Clemency Board. After becoming a lawyer, he was an active duty Army judge advocate, and was the successful defense counsel in the 1978 Fort Jackson "Heat Stroke" double homicides, and later served as the Chief Commissioner of the Army Court of Military Review. In the Army Reserve, his senior staff assignments were at Headquarters US European Command; Command Judge Advocate 412th ENCOM (Fwd) Seckeinhiem, Germany; and Staff Judge Advocate, 315th Engineer Group. From 1996 to 2002 he was the reserve judge advocate liaison to the Army War College’s Peacekeeping Institute, where he advised on contingency and peacekeeping operations; taught in the resident War College; and served as the senior legal controller in the Army War College’s Strategic Crisis Exercises.
In his federal civil service career, he practiced law for the Federal Labor Relations Authority; the Department of the Army at Pirmasens and Ziewbrucken, Germany and Ft. Ritchie MD; the Defense Information Systems Agency; the Department of Defense chemical and Biodefense programs and the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Ft. Detrick, MD. His assignments included counsel for classified communications program, counsel for Defense Department chemical and biodefense programs as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for Procurement Fraud..
Since 1995 Ken has been a frequent speaker for government and private educators. He has addressed the American Society of Military Comptrollers, the Army War College, and the Army Management Staff College. Since 2006 he has been an adjunct faculty member of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA, for whom he has taught on campus and overseas, as well as authoring articles on subjects such as foreign military sales and offsets. He has authored over 40 training manuals and courses on subjects such as government contract law, federal appropriations and fiscal law, trial advocacy, leadership and management, the interpretation of government contracts, federal grants, “contracting out” under OMB Circular A-76, and legal ethics. He is the author of West Publishing Company’s forthcoming “Federal Grant Practice.”
In April 2007 Ken retired from the federal government and became the general counsel of a defense contractor, and in October 2009 he became the counsel for a women-owned small business that helps other companies enter the federal market.
He is a graduate of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, the resident Army JAG School basic and advanced courses, Army Command and General Staff College, Army Management Staff College, National Defense University, and the Army War College.