• Kenneth Allen
    Former Federal Publications Seminars Instructor
    Ken was a government lawyer for 31 years and then a corporate counsel and private educator. During his government service he was a legal advisor on fiscal law for the Defense Business Management University, where he helped develop the first fiscal law training syllabus for DFAS and he was the featured speaker on fiscal subjects at American Society of Military Comptroller national Professional Development Institute, and several ASMC regional PDIs.

    During his last ten years in the federal government (1997-2007), Ken was triple tasked as the Command Counsel for Programs, Acquisition, and Litigation for the U.S. Medical Research and Materiel Command, Ft. Detrick MD; as Counsel to the Department of Defense's programs for biological, chemical, and medical defensive measures, and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for procurement fraud. In these assignments he worked extensively in research grants and cooperative agreements and with other non-procurement forms of federal-private contractual relationships, as well as with traditional government procurement contracts. From 2006 to 2018 he had been an adjunct professor to the Naval Postgraduate School, for whom he has taught at its Monterey, CA campus and overseas, and authored and edited publications on defense acquisition.

    As an instructor for Federal Publications Seminars, Ken taught several courses ranging from Basics in Government Contracting to Legal Ethics in Government Contracting. He authored over 40 training manuals and courses on subjects such as federal grants, government contract law, federal appropriations and fiscal law, trial advocacy, leadership and management, foreign military sales, and the interpretation of government contracts.

    Ken passed away on May 18, 2019. He will be deeply missed by FPS staff and FPS customers. Thank you, Ken, for your dedication to the education of FPS clients, and most of all for your friendship. May you rest in peace.
  • Steve Barry
    FPSOnline Channel Manager
    Steve Barry is the FPSOnline Channel Manager at Federal Publications Seminars. He organizes and implements sales initiatives focused on the large corporate and government agency markets. Scope of responsibility includes enhancement of annual sales growth, recognition and prioritization of opportunities, development of go-to-market solution strategies, and negotiation of complex customer agreements.

    University of Minnesota

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and History
  • John Bartlett
    VP Professional Services, Integrify
    John is Integrify’s VP of Professional Services and oversees all services and implementations of Integrify. He’s focused on planning and delivering effective process automation solutions for a wide variety of complex use cases using the Integrify platform. John has delivered hundreds of large-scale process automation solutions for customers around the world.
  • Ed Bassett
    Chief Information Security Officer, NeoSystems
    Mr. Bassett is a senior Cyber Security and Risk Management subject matter expert with over 32 years of experience in all aspects of security and privacy program architecture, design, management, and operations. His experience spans Government, Health Care, Financial Services and other industries and includes risk management, program planning, application and software security, security assessments and audits, and security operations.

    He built and led a global security consulting practice specializing in security strategy, assessment and testing, and managed security services. He has been the principal advisor to many Fortune 500 and government clients on information systems security, responsible for securing their critical information assets for e-commerce transactions, sensitive health records, and classified military communication. Ed is a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of Clarkson University where he earned a degree in computer science.
  • David Black
    Partner, Holland & Knight
    David S. Black is co-chair of the National Government Contracts Practice. He practices in the area of government contracts counseling and dispute resolution. His practice includes representing contractors in protests, claims under the Contract Disputes Act, responding to government investigations and audits, False Claims Act investigations and litigation, terminations for default and convenience, prime-subcontractor disputes, compliance programs, and counseling on a variety of contract administration and procurement issues.

    After law school, he served as judicial clerk to Judge Larry G. Elder of the Court of Appeals of Virginia in Richmond.

    Honors & Awards
    Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Government: Government Contracts, 2011-2018
    Legal Elite, Washington SmartCEO magazine, 2011
    Rising Star, Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, 2007
    Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
    University of Virginia, B.A.
  • Noah Bleicher
    Special Counsel, Jenner & Block
    Noah Bleicher is a skilled government contracts practitioner with extensive bid protest litigation experience. He is a special counsel in the firm’s Government Contracts Practice where he represents large and small government contractors in a wide array of complex government contracts issues. Mr. Bleicher draws upon his unique and valuable insights from his service as a senior bid protest hearing officer at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to effectively resolve government contracts legal disputes and achieve the business objectives of his clients.
    Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2004; Associate Editor, Emory Law Journal
    University of Florida, B.A., 2001, cum laude; B.S., 2001, cum laude; Florida Academic Scholar; Florida Blue Key (leadership honorary); recipient of numerous scholarships for leadership and achievement
  • Ryan Bonner
    Compliance Consultant, Steel Root
    Ryan Bonner is a Compliance Consultant at Steel Root, working with manufacturers, researchers, and engineering firms throughout the defense industrial base. Currently, Ryan works with members of the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) National Network to implement NIST Special Publication 800-171 and FAR basic safeguarding requirements across the Midwest and continental U.S.
  • Chad Braley
    CEO and Founder, Capital Edge Consulting
    Chad Braley is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. Since its inception, Capital Edge has grown into the country’s leading firm, focusing solely on serving both foreign and domestic contractors who do business with the US Government.

    Chad’s areas of expertise include the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), agency supplement regulations, Contractor Accounting, Purchasing, Estimating, MMAS, and EVM Business Systems, Truth in Negotiations Act, government accounting requirements Incurred Cost Submissions (ICS), DCAA Audits support and preparation, other regulatory non-compliance support, Terminations, Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REA), ERP systems and risk mitigation.
    Chad graduated from the Williams School of Commerce at Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with a major in Business Administration.
  • Ethan Brown
    Associate Attorney, McCarter & English
    Ethan Brown has extensive experience advising defense, healthcare, construction, and technology companies on a variety of government contracting matters at the federal, state, and local levels, including teaming and subcontracting arrangements, regulatory compliance, small business contracting issues, suspension and debarment, and proposed acquisitions of government contractors. Mr. Brown also assists in litigating bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and contractor claims before the Boards of Contract Appeals.
    Mr. Brown received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, he served as an extern for the Honorable Marian Blank Horn of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
  • Jack Callahan
    Partner, CohnReznick
    Jack A. Callahan, CPA, is a partner with CohnReznick and serves as the Firm's Construction Industry Leader. In this role, Jack is responsible for developing a team of accounting, tax, and consulting professionals dedicated to, and experienced in, servicing contractors. Over his more than 30 years in practice, Jack’s deep knowledge and experience in construction accounting, corporate taxation, and business consulting matters have earned him a highly regarded reputation within the construction community.
  • Abigail Cotterill
    Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Abby Cotterill is Of Counsel in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s International Trade and National Security Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. Abby regularly provides legal advice to companies, financial institutions, and private equity sponsors on the regulatory and other risks of operating or investing across international borders.

    Abby focuses her practice on international trade and anticorruption compliance and investigations. She has broad experience on matters involving the economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); the export controls administered under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC); and anticorruption compliance counseling in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
  • Anne Coviello
    CPA, Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
    Anne Coviello is a Manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. Anne has over six years of government contract consulting experience working on a wide range of projects; including support for multiple Incurred Cost Proposals for both major and smaller government contractors. In addition, I have experience in conducting Accounting System Reviews according to the DFARS audit criteria, reviewing policies and procedures to ensure adequate compliance with government contracting standards, cost impact analyses, and overall compliance.
    Penn State University
    Bachelor of Science, Accounting
  • Jack Coviello
    CPA, Baker Tilly
    Jack is a Manager in the Government Contracts Advisory Services practice at Baker Tilly. He was formerly with Beers + Cutler, in Tysons Corner, VA (DC Metro Area). Jack is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
    Bachelor of Arts, Finance
    Penn State University
  • Robert Craig
    Managing Director, Capital Edge Consulting
    Robert M Craig is a Managing Director for Capital Edge Consulting. Mr. Craig has almost 30 years of experience providing accounting and compliance solutions and services related to U.S. Federal government contracting. He specializes in the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Cost Accounting Standards and has supported Government Contractors with numerous matters, including: Financial Accounting, Mergers & Acquisition due diligence, Litigation and claims, Cost accounting/allocation, Strategic rate restructuring, Contract Compliance, Process Improvement and strategic planning as well as Proposal pricing and development.
    Mr. Craig earned his B.S., Accounting, and an M.B.A at La Salle University. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
  • Eric Crusius
    Partner, Holland & Knight
    Eric, a Partner at Holland & Knight specializing in Government Contracts, Internet/Technology Law, and representing businesses of all shapes and sizes, was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. This honor is only given to the top 2.5% of attorneys who meet certain criteria. Eric has appeared as a guest on Fox News, Government Matters, NPR, Federal News Radio and has been quoted in numerous publications including Newsweek, Washington Lawyer and the Washington Business Journal.

    Eric is a proven trial attorney in state and federal court.

    Aside from his recent accomplishments, Eric has extensive experience in litigating all stages of complex multi-million dollar matters in various state and federal courts from commencement through trial and verdict. In addition, Eric has successfully represented contractors before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the United States Court of Federal Claims (COFC), the Department of Labor and various governmental boards. Eric has also briefed and argued appeals in state and federal court.

    Eric frequently speaks to industry groups regarding government contract, business, and technology issues and related litigation and intellectual property issues.

    Focus Areas: Government contracts litigation (including bid protests, subcontractor/prime contractor disputes, DOL litigation including Service Contract Act (SCA) & FLSA investigations), technology and Internet law, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, employment litigation, and appellate law.
    B.A., Social Science, Hofstra University
    J.D., Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
  • Scott Davidson
    CEO & Managing Principal, GCO Consulting Group
    Scott M. Davidson CPT. USA, Retired has more than 14 years of professional consulting and contracts management experience supporting Federal Government Contractors. Scott is the Managing Principal at The GCO Consulting Group (GCO) a growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business that is focused on GSA Schedule Consulting, Federal Business Development Strategy, and Federal Contract Compliance Support to small and large businesses.

    In his role at GCO, Scott provides specialized management consulting expertise in GSA Schedule Contracting Compliance, Federal Contract Management & Compliance services and Federal Proposal and Business Development support for all sizes of business from Small Businesses to Fortune 500 clients. Scott has prepared, negotiated and had awarded over 300 GSA Schedules since starting the firm in 2009. Scott’s focus areas also include GSA Schedule audit and litigation support and has provided audit and data analysis support for GSA Schedules for clients responding to over 30 GSA Office of the Inspector General investigations in which the disposition of findings was favorable for the clients.
    Scott served honorably in the United States Army as both enlisted soldier and a commissioned Officer and has served multiple combat tours throughout Southwest Asia to include Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. Scott was Medically Retired from the United States Army during his tour in Iraq in 2007.
  • W. Jay DeVecchio
    Partner, Washington, Morrison & Foerster
    W. Jay DeVecchio is a litigator and Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts and Public Procurement practice. Clients from the aerospace, technology, and health care sectors seek his representation in all facets of government procurement law, from bid protests to complex claims and disputes through suspension and debarment. He also represents clients in related issues such as criminal and civil fraud, qui tam actions, and internal investigations.
    Duke University
    (B.A., 1974, cum laude)
    The Catholic University School of Law
    (J.D., 1978)


    Chambers USA [2005 – 2015]

    Who’s Who Legal [2015]
    Public Procurement

    The Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyer [2009-2015]

    The Washington Business Journal [2008]
    A Top Washington Lawyer in Government Contracts

    Washington DC Super Lawyers [2013-2015]
    Government Contracts
  • Ron Frazier
    Senior Manager, CohnReznick
    Ron Frazier, JD, PMP, is a senior manager with CohnReznick’s Government Advisory Group and leads the team’s Compliance, Risk, and Monitoring line of business. Ron has worked in both the public and private sectors on many project-based engagements regarding financial analysis, consulting, litigation preparation, and government regulatory compliance. He has performed due diligence, valuation, purchase price allocation, and expert testimony preparation over the course of many engagements.
  • Gerard (Jerry) Frech
    Director, CohnReznick Advisory Group
    Gerard (Jerry) Frech, JD, CCEP, a director with CohnReznick Advisory Group, has more than 25 years of experience in providing integrity monitoring, corruption prevention, fraud detection, and corporate investigation services. He is a pioneer in the integrity monitoring arena, having served as the project manager, in 1991, on the first integrity monitorship ever imposed on a construction company in the State of New York and on a number of high profile projects since. He has received Bar Admission in New York, New Jersey, the U.S. District Court – New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals – Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. As director, Jerry is responsible for managing the integrity monitoring of large-scale construction projects for fraud, waste, and abuse, and providing integrity monitoring and compliance services to government agencies and construction companies.
  • Asa Gilliland
    Director, Redstone Government Consulting
    Asa is a Director with Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. and provides contract compliance services to small and large companies contracting with the U.S. Government. Asa has assisted contractors all over the U.S., as well as worked with clients in Europe, Australia and the Middle East and specializes in DCAA audit compliance and accounting information systems. He frequently serves as a compliance resource to 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, tribally-owned and other small business designation clients and has served as the technical lead in proposal cost-volume preparation, responses to DCAA audit issues and crafting of corrective action plans in response to government issues, and development of complex cost accounting structures.
    Mr. Gilliland has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama-Huntsville along with a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
  • Eric Hayman
    Manager, Capital Edge Consulting
    Eric Hayman has over 10 years of experience providing professional support to government contractors and government agencies in the areas of compliance, accounting and training. He specializes in the Federal Acquisitions Regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, Government Audits and Contract’s Finance Management. He has worked closely with Chief Financial Officers, Controllers, Vice Presidents, and General Counsels among others, and brings experience from a wide range of engagements.

    Eric has provided Government Contracting Services to a wide range of Industries, including Aerospace and Defense, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Sectors, Manufacturing and Professional Services. His clients range from small start-ups to large, publicly-held, multi-national organizations.
    B.A. Accounting and Business Administration
    Eric graduated from Flagler College, Magna Cum, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Accounting & Business Administration.
  • Ryan Heidorn
    Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Steel Root
    Ryan Heidorn is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Steel Root, where he leads the firm’s cybersecurity practice. Ryan specializes in helping contractors implement NIST- and DFARS-compliant IT solutions. He teaches cybersecurity at Endicott College and holds a M.S. in Information Technology from the Van Loan School.
  • Marty Herbert
    With over 15 years of experience in government contracts compliance, Marty’s expertise includes business process analysis, auditing, accounting, and compliance management. He started his career with the DCAA after completing a B.S. and M.S. in accounting. Marty uses his analytical expertise to facilitate change management, enabling business process automation across a wide range of processes and products and specifically for Deltek product users. Marty ensures NeoSystems delivers great workflows for accounting and business systems.
  • Darrell Hineman
    Director, CohnReznick
    Darrell M. Hineman, CPA, CFE, is a Director with CohnReznick’s Government Contracting Industry Practice. He has spent his career in accounting and federal government contracting arena, assisting clients in navigating through government contracting regulations, especially in researching and interpreting the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) cost principles, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and various other regulatory supplements. He has worked with many branches of the U.S. Government, such as the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to name a few.
  • William Keating
    Managing Director
    William J. Keating has over 35 years of consulting experience, and is a government contracts expert with a strong background in accounting, business systems and compliance advisory for aerospace and defense clients, and other government contractors.

    Bill’s areas of expertise include Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Federal Agency FAR Supplements, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Super Circular, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Supply Schedules. He has advised organizations on government audits, business systems compliance, claims preparation, contract disputes and investigations.
    Bill graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and an MBA in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.
  • Rebecca Kehoe
    Manager, CohnReznick
    Rebecca Kehoe, JD, is a manager in CohnReznick’s Government Contracting Industry Practice with more than 30 years of experience in addressing compliance issues for government contractors. She consults with small and medium-sized businesses on such matters as contract compliance for purchasing business systems, cost estimating business systems, and contract property management business systems, as well as on conflicts of interest and ethics for government contractors. Rebecca has also taught courses on various issues of government contract compliance.
    American University Washington College of Law
    Juris Doctor Field Of Study - Contract Law

    University of Maryland College Park
    Bachelor of Science (BS) Field Of Study - Civil Engineering
    Degree in Construction Management
  • Michael Killham
    Experienced Corporate Counsel
    Michael A. Killham
    Michael A. Killham is a California attorney specializing in U.S. Government procurement and subcontracting support. He provides legal advice, training, and assistance concerning all aspects of federal and commercial contracting and fiscal law, including but not limited to subjects relating to Contract Formation and Administration, Legal Compliance, Subcontracting, Negotiations, Bid Protests, Contract Disputes, Commercial Item Contracting, Contract Terminations, Export/Import Compliance, and Source Selection.

    Mr. Killham served as corporate counsel for major U.S. government contractors following his military career as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate. These assignments included Director, Legal Operations, for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Advanced Development Programs (a.k.a. “Skunkworks”) in Palmdale, California; General Counsel for a U.S./French joint venture - Thales-Raytheon Systems Company, LLC - and MD Helicopters, Inc., in Fullerton, California and Mesa, Arizona, respectively; Senior Business Counsel for Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems in El Segundo, California; and Division Counsel for two operating divisions of Litton Industries, Inc. While in these positions, he was responsible for identifying, advising on, and resolving a wide variety of legal and business-related issues, including those relating to government and commercial contracting and subcontracting, export/import compliance, corporate governance, labor/employment law, government cost accounting, intellectual property rights, litigation management, and more.
    United States Military Academy at West Point - Bachelor of Science degree
    Notre Dame Law School - Juris Doctor degree
    The Judge Advocate General's School - Master of Laws degree
  • Anthony Kim
    Managing Director, Capital Edge Consulting
    Anthony Kim has more than 15 years of experience in various cost accounting and compliance issues related to government contracts. Specifically, he is knowledgeable in the areas of government contract procurement regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, OMB Circulars, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
    Anthony Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from George Mason University.
  • Andy King
    President, Federal Publications Seminars
    I am the co-owner of FPS and I have served as its president since Rob Hafiz and I purchased FPS from Thomson Reuters in August 2014. I bring more than 20 years of leadership experience with a background in corporate learning, training, online education, and events. I’m particularly interested in the business impact that can be generated from all forms of talent development and training.

    I believe that corporate learning—the true development of human capital—has only just begun to be a lever for business growth. Leading organizations are starting to measure the business impact generated from learning to ensure the dollars invested are turning into growth and operational efficiency.

    At the overall FPS business level, I oversee the development and implementation of the company strategy, and FPS is excited and proud to support the evolution of the training and development field.
    University of St. Thomas, B.A. in Communications and Sociology
  • Stephen Knight
    Member, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC
    Mr. Knight has practiced government contract law in excess of 35 years, counseling and litigating on behalf of clients in all aspects of that specialized practice. He has significant experience in claims and disputes, with special emphasis on costing and pricing issues involving cost allocability and allowability, Cost Accounting Standards, defective pricing under the Truth in Negotiations Act, and government audits. Mr. Knight has substantial experience in compliance issues pertaining to government contractors and frequently assists clients in evaluating the requirement and manner of making disclosures to the government. He has conducted compliance reviews for clients, assisting in reviewing and evaluating internal controls, conducting training and evaluating specific compliance issues such as business systems and socio-economic requirements in government contracts. Mr. Knight represents prime contractors as well as subcontractors, and is experienced in ascertaining the necessary government contract requirements for inclusion in subcontracts.
    University of Virginia School of Law (J. D., 1978)
    University of Virginia (B.A., 1975) With Honors
  • Ryan Koenitzer
    CPA, President, RKI
    Ryan Koenitzer, CPA, leads RKI, a U.S. Government Contracts practice and CPA firm dedicated to assisting U.S. Government contractors with their accounting and compliance needs. Mr. Koenitzer has over 14 years experience in government contract cost accounting, pricing, interpretation and application of federal contract regulatory compliance requirements including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), USG business system design and implementation, and internal audit services. He advises clients on a wide range of financial and compliance risks and other regulatory requirements related to U. S. government contracts. He has served clients in the aerospace and defense, architectural and engineering, construction, manufacturing, energy, transportation and technology industries across various Government agencies (e.g., DoD, DOE, etc.).
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Bachelor, Accounting
  • Philip Koos
    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Forensic Services
    Philip Koos is a Partner within Forensic Services specializing in Government contract consulting. His services include compliance, recovery, litigation and dispute support, forensic accounting, due diligence, pricing, organizational transformation, contract analysis and review and operational effectiveness. Serve clients in the A&D, Energy, Utilities, Healthcare, Technology, Life Sciences, Services and Industrial Products Industries.
    American University - Kogod School of Business
    MBA, Accounting

    York College of Pennsylvania
    BS, Accounting
  • Jonathan Kosarin
    Associate Counsel, DoD Countering Terrorism Technical Support Office
    Jonathan H. Kosarin is Associate Counsel at the Department of Defense Countering Terrorism Technical Support Office and has over 32 years experience in Acquisition and Government Contracting. Mr. Kosarin previously served as Assistant General Counsel at the National Reconnaissance Office, Deputy Counsel, US Navy Special Projects Division; Acting Chief, Contract Law Division, U.S. Army Headquarters in Heidelberg Germany; 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.
  • Carl Kumpf
    CPA, NeoSystems Consultant, Co-founder of Integral Financial Group
    Carl Kumpf is Integral Financial Group’s co-founder. Mr. Kumpf is a seasoned financial executive with specific industry
    experience in high tech, telecommunications, financial services and media. With more than 20 years of professional experience
    in public accounting and industry, his areas of expertise includes internal and external audit, accounting operations and
    financial reporting, including SEC compliance, budgeting, internal controls, mergers and acquisitions and liquidations.
    As a principal of Integral Financial Group, Mr. Kumpf led a 45 member team cross-disciplinary team of consultants and
    employees in the security cost basis subledger successful restatement effort of Fannie Mae. Areas of restatement included
    FIN46, FAS115, 99-20 Impairments, Amortization and Resecuritization. Mr. Kumpf also oversaw the successful first year
    Sarbanes Oxley implementation of a large local government contractor and has served as interim CFO/Controller for several
    local private high tech companies.

    Mr. Kumpf was most recently the Chief Accounting Officer at InPhonic, Inc. He had full responsibility of corporate
    accounting, technical accounting, general ledger accounting, operational accounting, accounts payable, inventory, payroll,
    billing operations, SEC reporting and Sarbanes Oxley implementation functions of a recently public $300 million e-Commerce
    Mr. Kumpf holds a B.B.A in Accounting from the College of William and Mary. He is a CPA in the State of Virginia.
  • Stephen "Chase" Kunk
    Vice President, Contracts & Procurement, Capital Edge Consulting
    Stephen “Chase” Kunk is Capital Edge Consulting, Inc.’s Vice President, Contracts and Procurement and CPSR Consulting Practice lead Chase specializes in U.S. Government contract and subcontract negotiations, administration, management and purchasing system compliance. His expertise stems from his legal education, former certification as a National Football League contract advisor to professional athletes, and in-depth experience as a contracts and procurement administration manager for an international contractor serving Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and civilian agency customers. Chase’s support to Capital Edge Consulting clients is predominantly in the areas of contract and subcontract administration, purchasing system compliance and Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) readiness and risk mitigation. He also leads all contract and subcontract negotiation and administration for Capital Edge Consulting’s internal business operations.
    Stephen holds a B.A in Communications from Purdue University and a J.D. (cum laude) from Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
  • Lindy Kyzer
    Senior Editor, ClearanceJobs.com
    Lindy Kyzer is the senior editor of ClearanceJobs.com, the largest career site for individuals with an active federal security clearance. ClearanceJobs has registered more than 1 million candidates with an active federal security clearance and has been helping government contractors find cleared talent since 2002. As senior editor Lindy covers the defense industry, intelligence community, government and contracting trends for the ClearanceJobs news site, newsletters and media partners. She also manages ClearanceJobs’ social media. Prior to working for ClearanceJobs, Lindy was a Department of Army employee at the Pentagon and the U.S. Army’s first social media manager (she credits teaching hundreds of Army senior leaders to Facebook and Tweet as one of her claims to fame).
    Lindy graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs with a Concentration in Conflict and Security and a minor in Creative Writing.
  • Noah Leiden
    Partner, CPA, Baker Tilly
    Noah Leiden has been with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP since 2010. He has worked in government contracting consulting since 1991 serving manufacturing, engineering, professional services, information and communications, healthcare, higher education, and not-for-profit organizations. Noah has extensive experience providing a range of government contract accounting, pricing, business system and internal control oversight, and regulatory and contract compliance to his clients.
    The Pennsylvania State University
    Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Evan Lesser
    Co-Founder, President, ClearanceJobs.com
    Evan H. Lesser is the Co-Founder and President of ClearanceJobs.com. He started with DHI in 2004 after selling ClearanceJobs. Before founding ClearanceJobs, Lesser managed technical projects with CACI for the U.S. Navy's Science and Technology directorate at the Pentagon, and for the Joint Technology Panel on Electronic Warfare. Previously, he worked for Boeing on its Reserve Component Automation System program for the U.S. Army in metro Washington, DC. Lesser has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Georgia in Athens, and lives and works in the Atlanta metropolitan area. When he’s not working, he’s usually spending time with his family, writing songs, playing games, or daydreaming of travel to faraway lands.
  • Russell Leu
    Senior Partner, Kingsfield Law Office
    Russell Leu is Senior Partner for International Investments at Kingsfield Law Office. He leads the US-China Practice at the firm.

    Mr. Russell Leu is a member of the Hawaii State Bar and is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Hawaii and the federal court of the District of Hawaii. Leu has resided and worked full-time in Beijing, China for the past 20 years. His previous China law practice has included serving as Special Counsel with the Beijing representative offices of the U.S. law firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP in the firm's China Corporate Practice Group. Prior to joining the Sheppard Mullin law firm, Mr. Leu established and served as the managing attorney and Chief Representative of the Beijing representative office of the U.S. law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister where he focused on a broad corporate China practice. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco Law School in 1984, Russell Leu had served as the attorney Law Clerk to two federal bankruptcy judges including the Honorable Lloyd King, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in San Francisco, California and the Honorable Cameron J. Wolfe, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Oakland, California.
  • Drew Lewis
    CPA, Consulting Manager, Baker Tilly
    Drew Lewis is a Consulting Manager at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
    Bachelor of Science, Accounting
    Liberty University
  • Victoria Little
    Senior Program Manager and Federal Contracts Lead, NVIDIA
    Victoria Little, PgMP, PMP, CPCM is a certified project/program and contracts manager with 20 years of experience leading the successful strategy and execution of many high-end projects and programs in IT and technology development industries. She started her career with the Air Force Research Lab as an R&D contractor, then moved into IT where she held positions at Silicon Graphics, HP, and now NVIDIA. At NVIDIA Victoria works as a Senior Program Manager and Federal Contracts Lead. Victoria is also a US Navy veteran.
  • Dismas Locaria Esq.
    Partner, Venable LLP
    Dismas (Diz) Locaria is a member of the firm's Government Contracts Group. Mr. Locaria's practice focuses on assisting government contractors in all aspects of working with the Federal government. Mr. Locaria has extensive experience assisting clients with regulatory and contract/grant term counseling, compliance (including ethics and integrity compliance), responsibility matters, such as suspension, debarment and other contracting/grant exclusions, small business matters and GSA Federal Supply Schedule contracting. Mr. Locaria also represents and counsel’s clients with the peculiarities of the Homeland Security Act, including obtaining and maintaining SAFETY Act protections. Government Contract and Grant Counseling and Compliance: Mr. Locaria has a wealth of knowledge regarding applicable contract (e.g., the Federal Acquisition Regulation) and grant (e.g., OMB Circular A-110 and A-122) regulations, including the application of these regulations to both prime contractors/grant recipients and subcontractors/subgrantees.
  • Alex Major
    Partner, McCarter & English
    Alex Major is a partner at McCarter & English and co-leader of the firm’s Government Contracts and Export Controls group. Alex’s practice focuses on federal procurement, cybersecurity liability and risk management, and litigation. A retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer, Alex counsels companies of all sizes on issues including NIST, FAR, FedRAMP, and DFARS requirements.
  • Alexander Major
    Partner, McCarter & English, LLP
    Mr. Major is a partner and co-leader of the firm’s Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group. Mr. Major focuses his practice on federal procurement, cybersecurity liability and risk management, and litigation. A prolific author and thought leader in the area of cybersecurity, his professional experience involves a wide variety of litigation and counseling matters dealing with procurement laws and federal regulations and standards . His diverse experience includes complex litigation in federal court under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act and bid protest actions. He counsels all sizes of companies on issues relating to compliance with government regulations including, among other things, cybersecurity (NIST, FIPS, FedRAMP, and DFARS) requirements, multiple award schedule compliance, Section 508 issues, country of origin requirements under the Buy American and Trade Agreements Acts, cost accounting, and small business requirements. He also regularly conducts internal investigations to assist companies ensure that they are in full compliance with the law.

    Mr. Major is a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and remains a U.S. Air Force Academy Admissions Liaison Officer for the state of Maryland.
    J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, cum laude
    B.S., Montana State University
  • Mario Mancuso
    Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
    Mario Mancuso is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and leads the firm’s International Trade and National Security practice. A former member of the President’s national security team, he specializes in counselling clients on international trade and national security matters, guiding clients through the CFIUS process, and resolving crises involving economic sanctions and export control-related investigations by the U.S. government.

    Since his return to private practice, Mario has been consistently recognized as a leading international practitioner by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Named an “International Trade MVP” by Law360, he is a leading advisor on matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS), economic sanctions (OFAC), export controls (ITAR, EAR), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), earning praise from boards, CEOs and senior executives for his holistic and "very strategic" approach.
  • Sophia Marshall
    Job Development Specialist, Government Contracting - George Mason University
    Sophia Marshall, MHR, BCC is the Employer Relations Manager, GovCon Associate, and Adjunct Faculty for George Mason University’s School of Business. She conducts outreach to employers in the Northern VA area, linking them to opportunities to interface with undergraduate and graduate students. She also delivers career guidance focused on federal and GovCon industries. Sophia’s background is in higher education, workforce training and development, and instructional design. She serves as the Co-Chair of Dulles Chamber’s Workforce and Education committee and is a member of Reston Chamber’s GovCon committee.

    Prior to her work at George Mason University, Sophia provided consulting services, helping hundreds of job seekers make successful career transitions from military service into the civilian sector. She is a published author with work found in Military Spouse Magazine, the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, Modernize Your Resume, and Modernize Your Job Search Letters.

    About George Mason University: George Mason University’s School of Business creates career-ready business graduates through rigorous, stimulating business programs based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership. Dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, we prepare the next generation of business leaders through a range of innovative academic degree programs, executive education programs, and international alliances.
    University of Oklahoma, Master of Human Relations (MHR) - Field Of Study: Multicultural & Diversity Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Stout - Field Of Study: Instructional Design
    Ursinus College, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Field Of Study: English & Japanese Activities and Societies - International House, Community Service
  • Joseph McCaffrey
    Director, Baker Tilly
    Joseph McCaffrey is a director with Baker Tilly’s government contractor advisory services practice. He has more than 10 years of consulting experience working with government contractors and not-for-profit organizations. Joseph has advised clients in aerospace, hospitality, healthcare, construction, security services, technology and professional services industries on a wide range of business issues and regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Joseph was the Director of Government Ethics & Compliance supporting PricewaterhouseCoopers’ public sector business.
    Wake Forest University
    Master of Science in accountancy
    Bachelor of Science in accountancy
  • Matthew McKelvey
    President, McKelvey Group
    Matthew McKelvey has over twenty-five years’ experience in Finance/Accounting, Government Contracting, Business Valuations, Process Optimization, and Training. Matt is President and CEO of The McKelvey Group, and is widely respected as a subject matter expert in both commercial and Federal marketplaces. He brings his extensive experience working with large, medium, and small companies to help his clients achieve the growth objectives of their owners.

    As a consultant and CFO, he is well known for his expertise in working with organizations as they seek to create or improve their relationships with the Federal Government through price and proposal strategies, compliance, accounting, and training. In addition to direct client consulting in these areas, Matt demonstrates his comprehensive expertise through various speaking engagements and the Government contracting courses he instructs, including Cost/Price Proposal Workshops, DCAA Audit Preparation, Earned Value Management Systems, and Incurred Cost Submissions. Matt’s teaches his courses through several venues including training companies, conferences, and for individual clients. The McKelvey Group is a National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) recognized Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program sponsor providing CPE credits in accordance with nationally recognized standards.
    Matt holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing and a BS in Finance. He is a Six Sigma Certified Black Belt, a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
  • Ray Monroe
    Principal, Miles & Stockbridge
    Ray Monroe, a principal at Miles & Stockbridge, has 35+ years of experience representing national and multi-national businesses and quasi-public entities on litigation, ADR, and counseling matters in a broad array of industries from aerospace to utilities relating to public procurement and grants. His experience includes: bid protests; claims; compliance programs; construction; corporate governance; cybersecurity; disaster response and hazard mitigation grants; False Claims Act; internal and external investigations; mandatory disclosures; suspension and debarment; and white collar matters. He has appeared before federal bid protest forums, federal Boards of Contract Appeals, and federal and state courts. He has also participated in arbitrations as both an advocate and a party arbitrator.

    Ray is Co-Leader of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, which includes the Corporate, Tax, Health Care and Government Contracts practices. He leads a multidisciplinary team that draws on all of the resources of Miles & Stockbridge to meet each client’s specific needs.

    Duke University School of Law
    JD, with distinction, Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal

    Hobart College
    BA, Physics and History, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sanjay Mullick
    Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
    Sanjay J. Mullick is a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, DC. Mr. Mullick advises companies, sponsors and investors on export controls and sanctions risk assessment in conjunction with investments, offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He also conducts internal investigations, handles voluntary self-disclosures, and designs and implements trade controls compliance programs. Mr. Mullick assists companies with navigating the export control aspects of software deployment, including global encryption controls, cloud computing, and offshore outsourcing. In addition, he counsels companies and financial institutions on compliance with economic sanctions, including considerations for market entry and implementation of corporate policies and procedures.
  • James Newland
    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
    James Newland is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, a licensed architect, and his law practice focuses on major construction and public works projects and includes a mix of non-contentious and contentious matters. He is ranked by Chambers USA which describes him as “very well versed in construction law and construction related issues.” He began practice in 1998.

    In his practice, James drafts and negotiates construction contracts and procurement documents and helps clients resolve major complex claims involving construction and design issues on domestic and international projects. He represents national and international contractors and project owners in transactional work, mediation, arbitration and litigation. He has significant experience in vertical construction, power and heavy civil contracting and claims, as well as in design-build, P3, alliance contracting and traditional design-bid build delivery formats. Government construction contracting is a major focus of his work.

    Prior to practicing law, James practiced architecture and worked as a project manager on development projects. Given this experience, James is frequently called upon to counsel clients on risk management and allocation, advising on troubled projects during the construction phase, project work-outs and project closeout strategies.
    James received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and earned his JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
  • Nathaniel Palmer
    VP, CTO, and Author; BPM
    Rated as the #1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research, Nathaniel Palmer has the led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex process automation and digital transformation initiatives, involving investments of $500 Million or more. Today he is the Chief Architect for Serco, Inc. as well as the Executive Director of the Workflow Management Coalition (since 2006). Previously he had been the BPM Practice Director of SRA International, and prior to that Director, Business Consulting for Perot Systems Corp, as well as spent over a decade with Delphi Group serving as Vice President and CTO.

    He frequently tops the lists of the most recognized names in his field, and was the first individual named as Laureate in Workflow. He is a regular speaker at leading forums and industry user groups, and has authored or co-authored over a dozen books on process automation and digital transformation including “BPM Anywhere” (2016), “Intelligent BPM” (2013), “How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done” (2012), “Social BPM” (2011), “Mastering the Unpredictable” (2008) which reached #2 on the Amazon.com Best Seller’s List, “Excellence in Practice (2007), “Encyclopedia of Database Systems” (2007) and “The X-Economy” (2001).

    Bentley University
    BS CIS, Information Systems, Business Management

    Babson College
  • Gregory Petkoff
    Partner, Jenner & Block
    Gregory H. Petkoff is a partner in the Government Contracts Practice. He represents large and small businesses and institutions on government contract matters involving defense and civilian agencies. He has recorded more than 200 reported decisions in bid protests and has resolved major claims against the government using ADR processes in both the government and private practice. He also has extensive experience in False Claims Act litigation, investigations by agency inspectors general, mandatory disclosures and related enforcement actions.
  • Michael Phipps
    Principal, GCO
    Michael Phipps has over 20 years of commercial and public sector experience with a strong background in government contracting and has directed operations for corporations with onsite management in the United States, Middle East & Asia.
    Mr. Phipps has proven experience managing business operations for international corporations, working in over 20 countries. During his career Mr. Phipps has worked on a variety of prime and subcontracts with experience in Project Management, Base Operations Support, Language Services, Logistics and Information Technology. Mr. Phipps has managed complex international programs and has led successful operations into some of the most volatile areas of the world.

    Mr. Phipps served nine years in the U.S. Army Reserves and Active Duty and is a former US Army Ranger.

    Mr. Phipps currently is the Chairman of the SBA’s Veteran Small Business Affairs Advisory Committee. Mr. Phipps also is a founding member of the American Legion’s Small Advisory Task Force, formed to educate The White House, Congress and The Legion Posts about Veteran’s business issues while developing methods and tools to assist veteran-owned small businesses.
    University of Maryland University College
    Master's Degree, Computer Systems Management

    West Virginia University
    Bachelor's Degree, Business
  • Stephen Ramaley
    Counsel, Miles & Stockbridge
    Steve Ramaley, a counsel at Miles & Stockbridge, is a government contracts and grants lawyer. Steve assists public and private entities with government contracts and grants compliance; government audits and fraud investigations; bid protests; small business preference programs; domestic preference rules (Buy American Act/Trade Adjustment Assistance); subcontractor and teaming agreements; and other matters relating to domestic and international public contracts and grants.

    Steve frequently writes and speaks on challenges facing the Government contracts and grants communities, and has given testimony as a subject matter expert before the United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce.
    American University, Washington College of Law
    JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief of the International Law Review.

    University of Virginia
    BA, Foreign Affairs; Arabic Language
  • Anthony Rapa
    Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Anthony Rapa is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he is a member of the Firm’s International Trade and National Security Practice Group. He is a leading practitioner in the field of economic sanctions and export controls, and regularly counsels clients regarding regulatory compliance in the context of cross-border operations and investments.

    Anthony’s practice focuses on U.S., UK, and EU economic sanctions and export control issues. He advises clients with respect to matters arising under economic sanctions regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS); the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), administered by the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC); and companion UK and EU regimes.

    Anthony has advised clients around the world, including companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa, across a broad range of industries. His experience includes representations of clients in the energy, technology, software, semiconductor, manufacturing, mining, financial, automotive, telecommunications, defense, aerospace, legal and shipping industries.
    J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2007, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Comments Editor, Seton Hall Law Review; Peter Rodino Scholar
    B.A., Drew University, 2003, summa cum laude
  • Johana "Jody" Reed
    Counsel, McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC
    Ms. Reed’s practice focuses on advising domestic and international clients on all aspects of government contracting law, including prime contracts, subcontracts and other related agreements, drafting requests for equitable adjustments and claims; drafting Contractor Performance Assessment Report System responses; reviewing, drafting, evaluating and revising ethics compliance programs; evaluation and submission of Mandatory Disclosures; Cost Accounting Standards and accounting systems/cost principles; contract and solicitation review and risk assessment; protection of intellectual property rights related to government contracts; Organizational Conflicts of Interests issues and mitigation plans; Freedom of Information Act requests and defenses; export controls compliance and training programs; and cyber security issues. She is experienced and skilled in negotiating both international and domestic contracts including subcontracts, teaming agreements, intellectual property licenses, agent agreements, and proprietary information agreements for numerous million- and billion-dollar programs. She has represented clients of all sizes in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims.

    Ms. Reed lectures for Federal Publications Seminars on Data Rights in Government Contracts, Cooperative Agreements, CRADAs, Other Transaction Agreements, the FAR, DFARS, Cyber Security and Government Cloud Computing initiatives.

    Ms. Reed is a “second-career” lawyer who brings together over twenty years of experience as an attorney with over 15 years of experience as a Business Finance Manager at a major defense contractor and as a Contracts Manager at several defense contractors. She also worked under a contract with the FAA to provide contracts management support.
    Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1997
    Juris Doctor
  • Peter Rosenbaum
    Partner, Jenner & Block
    Peter H. Rosenbaum concentrates in corporate transactions and counseling, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and securities compliance and reporting. In the area of mergers and acquisitions, he has represented public and private companies as buyers and sellers in a wide range of industries and an array of transaction structures. His securities practice centers on securities compliance matters and capital raising transactions.
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2005; magna cum laude, CALI Awards for highest grade in Civil Procedure and Legal Writing
    University of Michigan, B.A., 1994
  • Marie Salamone
    Senior Manager, Capital Edge Consulting
    Marie is a Senior Manager with Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. Marie’s areas of expertise include: Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), incurred cost submissions, forward pricing rate proposals, contract terminations, business system compliance reviews, policies and procedures development, indirect rate structure reviews, disclosure statements, cost impact models, DCAA audit support, cost engineering, construction-related claims, and litigation support.

    Marie has more than 29 years of government contract cost accounting and compliance consulting as well as cost engineering, construction claims analysis and litigation experience in an array of industries that include pharmaceutical, defense, manufacturing, service, energy, and waste management.
    Marie earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from LaSalle University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University.
  • Leah Schmid
    VP, Human Resources and Administration, Delta Risk
    Leah oversees human resources, talent acquisition, information technology, and security management functions for Delta Risk. She has more than 15 years of progressive human resources and strategic business partnering experience from a wide array of industries. Before joining Delta Risk, she was the director of administration at Manufacturing Techniques (MTEQ), an advanced sensors design, development, and rapid prototyping company. In this role she served as a member of the executive leadership team and created business-driven programs and process improvement in a wide range of areas, including talent management, benefits administration, facilities and security management, and information technology. Leah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington and holds a Senior Professional of Human Resources certification, and well as the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional certification.

    Delta Risk provides a modern approach that allows companies to innovate and adopt new technologies quickly and securely. Built with a cloud-first approach, Delta Risk’s ActiveEye solutions provide clients with native integration to Microsoft Office 365, Google GSuite, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the Google Cloud Platform. Delta Risk is an Advanced Partner within the AWS Partner Network, and has been recognized as a “Top 25 Cyber Security Companies 2017” by CIO Applications, “Top 10 Managed Security Service Provider 2018,” by Enterprise Security, and one of the “Top 100 MSSPs 2017” by MSSP Alert. Delta Risk also offers professional consulting services for commercial and government clients to help them develop cyber security approaches to better protect their organizations and enable their business needs.
    Leah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington and holds a Senior Professional of Human Resources certification.
  • Grant Schweikert
    Associate Counsel, Jenner & Block LLP
    Grant B. Schweikert is an associate in the firm’s Government Contracts Practice. He represents buyers and sellers in all aspects related to acquisitions and divestitures of government contractor businesses. He also counsels government contractor clients in contract negotiations, contract disputes, Federal Acquisition Regulation compliance
    The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2014
    Naval Postgraduate School, EMBA, 2011
    United States Naval Academy, B.S., 2003
  • Jeff Shapiro
    Partner, CohnReznick
    Jeffrey Shapiro, CPA, is a partner in CohnReznick's Government Contracting Industry Practice. He provides an extensive range of advisory services for government contractors, including FAR/CAS compliance, indirect cost rate structuring, cost reporting, and final incurred cost proposal compliance.
  • D. Joe Smith
    Partner, Jenner & Block
    D. Joe Smith is chair of the firm’s Government Contracts Practice. He has represented large and small companies in a wide variety of government contract matters. With more than 40 years of experience, he has been lead counsel for a wide range of defense contractors in both the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Court of Federal Claims as well as in numerous federal district courts. He has also been involved in some of the largest transactions in the defense industry.
    Yale Law School, J.D., 1974; S&H Foundation Fellow
    Yale University, M.A., Political Science, 1974; Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow and a National Science Foundation Fellow
    Anderson College, B.A., 1970; magna cum laude; National Merit Scholar
  • Michael Steen
    Senior Director, CPA
    Mr. Steen is a Director with Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. He provides Government Contract Consulting services to our government contractors primarily related to cost accounting, financial compliance, and DCAA audit expectations. Prior to joining Redstone Government Consulting, Mr. Steen served in a number of capacities with DCAA for over thirty years. Upon his retirement, Mr. Steen was one of the top seven senior executives with DCAA.
    Mr. Steen has a BS Degree in Business Administration from Wichita State University. He is also a graduate of the DCAA Director's Fellowship Program in Management, and has a Masters Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. Mr. Steen also completed a number of OPM’s management and executive development courses.
  • Craig Stetson
    Managing Director, Capital Edge Consulting
    Craig Stetson has over 25 years of direct experience in government contract accounting, pricing, subcontract management, regulatory and federal contract compliance, business system implementation, and internal control oversight. His industry experience includes aerospace and defense, manufacturing, construction, architecture and engineering, information and communications, higher education, and not-for-profits. Mr. Stetson is experienced in a wide range of cost accounting and regulatory compliance matters related to government contracts and grants, including claims preparation and negotiation; cost allowability; application of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and OMB Circular requirements; accounting and business systems assessment related to government contract compliance requirements, internal control sufficiency and overall self-governance; cost estimating, accounting and auditing of federal contracts and grants; and, application and interpretation of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
    Craig received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University – Long Beach. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in California, and a Charted Global Management Accountant.
  • Kristin Szkrybalo
    Director, PwC Advisory Forensic Services
    Kristin Szkrybalo is a director in PwC’s Advisory Forensic Services. She provides advice to commercial clients across the energy, utility, aerospace and defense, automotive, software, and pharmaceutical life science industries. She provides clients with in-depth analysis and advice pertaining to their government contracts, grants and other agreement issues along with investigation and compliance assistance.

    Kristin has over 11 years of experience in assisting clients with complex contracting issues including incurred cost submissions, reimbursement claims, False Claim Act allegations, federal disaster recovery efforts, and other compliance related matters. Kristin also provides clients expertise around Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) in matters related to general compliance, the Price Reduction Clause, Trade Agreements Act, and other contracting requirements. She also offers insight to clients in other contractor crisis situations working with both internal and external counsel.
    Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Pennsylvania State University
  • Gunjan Talati
    Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    Gunjan Talati is an experienced government contracts practitioner that regularly represents contractors in a variety of sectors including aerospace and defense, health care, and technology. Gunjan’s practice is a mix of regulatory compliance, transactional, and litigation.

    Gunjan was recognized in 2018 and the four years immediately preceding as a Washington D.C. “Rising Star” in the area of Government Contracts by Super Lawyers magazine. He was recommended in 2017 by Legal 500 US for Real Estate and Construction Law. Gunjan is fluent in Gujarati, an Indian dialect.
    Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D. (2006)
    Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. (2003) with honors
  • Steven Tomanelli
    J.D., LL.M.
    Mr. Tomanelli is renowned for his ability to explain even the most complex topics in a way that is easy to understand. As the only acquisition instructor in the country who edits the FAR and the comprehensive Annotated FAR, he is uniquely qualified to present the most recent changes and relevant case law decisions.

    Mr. Steven N. Tomanelli is the owner of Steven N. Tomanelli & Associates and is an attorney specializing in federal procurement law in the Washington DC area.

    Mr. Tomanelli is a retired Air Force Judge Advocate and has held numerous high-level procurement law positions, including Chief of Acquisition and Fiscal Law for the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Senior DoD Counsel for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He has provided consulting services and legal advice in support of highly classified major system acquisitions and has a current TS/SCI security clearance. Mr. Tomanelli was a Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law at the Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia, for three years where he provided instruction in a wide variety of procurement and fiscal law topics. In 2001, he was selected as “The Outstanding Career Judge Advocate of the Air Force.”

    Mr. Tomanelli has authored over forty course books and written numerous articles for national publications on federal procurement and fiscal law. Mr. Tomanelli has authored a comprehensive textbook titled, A Practical Guide to Federal Appropriations Law (MCI, 2003); is the Lead Editor of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Annotated FAR for Thomson-West Publishing Company; and serves on the Advisory Board of the Government Contractor (West Publishing).
    Mr. Tomanelli received his B.A. and J.D. at Hofstra University and his Master of Laws (LL.M) in Federal Procurement Law at George Washington University. While earning his Master of Laws degree in Procurement, Mr. Tomanelli worked as an Intern at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. 
  • Franklin Turner
    Partner, McCarter & English
    Mr. Turner is a Partner and Co-Leader of the Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group. He is an innovative business lawyer with significant experience resolving complex government contracts issues for a broad array of companies – ranging from multinational Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and small businesses. Mr. Turner routinely represents clients in the aerospace, defense, information technology, health care and industrial supply sectors.

    Mr. Turner is a prolific author and lecturer and is routinely called upon by national and international news organizations to offer his insight regarding developments in the federal procurement industry.
    J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2008
    B.A., University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs, 2005
  • Bhavesh Vadhani
    Principal, CohnReznick
    Bhavesh N. Vadhani, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, PMP is a Principal with CohnReznick and has more than 15 years of experience in the field of information risk management. As a trusted advisor to CIOs, CIS’s, and CAEs, he has led engagements such as privacy assessments, information technology (IT) general controls assessments, vendor security assessments, SSAE 16/SOC 1 (formerly SAS 70) and SOC 2 attestations, IT risk assessments, information security consulting, information assurance, IT strategy, IT portfolio management, and project management and quality assurance reviews. He has in-depth knowledge of IT and business processes, as well as valuable experience in auditing and integrating highly complex systems.
    MBA, Management Information Systems, University of Baltimore
    B.S., Electronics Engineering, University of Mumbai
  • Sarah Van Fossen
    Manager, PwC
    Sarah is a manager in PwC’s Advisory Forensic Services practice. She provides in-depth analyses and advice to government contractors and commercial clients across various industries to assist in dealing with compliance issues in regulatory, accounting and government contract environments. She has experience providing accounting services to law firms in litigation matters and legal proceedings involving government contract disputes as well as forensic investigations.
    University at Albany, SUNY
    MS, Forensic Accounting

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Camden
    BS, Accounting, Finance
  • John Van Meter
    Managing Director, Capital Edge Consulting
    John Van Meter has over 30 years of experience in government contracting. John brings a unique perspective of industry and consulting experience to contract compliance, internal control and business process development engagements. John’s experience includes cost accounting, pricing, internal auditing and subcontract management. John also is an accomplished speaker and trainer within the government contracting industry. John spent much of his career with KPMG, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s Government Contractor Advisory Services practice delivering professional services to premier clients worldwide. He led advisory projects providing federal contract compliance, regulatory compliance including Sarbanes-Oxley 404 internal control assistance, business system implementation and internal audit outsource services.
    John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University.
  • Eddie Velez
    Senior Manager, CohnReznick
    Eddie Velez is a Senior Manager, with CohnReznick's Disaster Response and Recovery Advisory team. Previously, he worked with FEMA Region 6 for more than 13 years where he served in the roles of: Response Division Operational Planner, Planning Section Chief for FEMA Region 6 Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT), and a Preparedness Analyst for the National Preparedness Division. In his last position, he managed the Regional Threat and Hazards Identification and Risk Assessment process and supported synchronizing preparedness efforts with local, state, tribes, and federal partners.
  • Chang Wang
    Partner, Kingsfield Law Office
    Chang Wang is a partner at Kingsfield Law Office. He specializes in immigration law and due diligence research.

    Wang has been admitted to law practice in New York, the District of Columbia, Minnesota, and federal courts. Wang is the second Chinese ever elected to the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI). He serves on the American Bar Association (ABA) Steering Groups for Chinese Law, and Immigration and Naturalization Law. He is a member of the Civil Engagement Committee of Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. In 2017, Governor Dayton appointed Wang as a trustee of the Minnesota Zoological Board. In 2018 Chief Justice Lorie Gildea of the Minnesota Supreme Court appointed Wang as a member of the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Wang has published six books and numerous essays and academic papers on comparative law and U.S.-China relations.
  • Carla Weiss
    Associate Attorney, Jenner & Block
    Carla Weiss is an associate in the Government Contracts Practice. She represents large and small clients on a range of government contract issues, including bid protests, claims, investigations, and compliance.

    Ms. Weiss’s experience includes successful bid protest litigation, internal investigations for defense contractors, and representing contractors and subcontractors in claims litigation against the government. Ms. Weiss advises contractors with False Claims Act filings, suspension/debarment proceedings, and assessing mandatory disclosure obligations. In addition, Ms. Weiss counsels clients on a variety of federal statutes, regulations and government contract-related matters, including FAR and DFARS interpretation, SBA small business and minority business programs and eligibility, and foreign sourcing requirements.
    University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2010
    Wellesley College, B.A., 2003; cum laude
  • Jeffery White
    CEO and Founder, J.A. White & Associates
    Jeffery A. White is a successful executive with a blend of over twenty five years of subcontracting, contracting, project management, and financial experience in both the private and public sectors. His experiences include CPSR consulting, supplier financial management, procurement compliance training, purchasing policy/procedures for governmental agencies, manufacturing plants, service organizations, and hundreds of suppliers across the U.S. and Canada.

    Jeffery is a former adjunct professor at Pennsylvania State University’s Lancaster and Harrisburg campuses. He is currently a consultant/instructor with The George Washington University (Washington, DC), teaching courses in the subcontract management, project management, and contracting programs. Jeffery has published numerous articles in professional purchasing-related publications such as Electronic Buyer’s News, NAPM Insight, Purchasing Today, and NAPM InfoEdge.

    He is a noted international speaker for The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and other purchasing organizations, having presented topics at International Conferences, satellite seminars, and affiliate dinner meetings.
    Jeffery’s work with NAPM on the development and teaching of the web-based course, “Fundamentals of Purchasing”, in 1999 earned him the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) 1999 Education Award of Excellence for Technology-Based Education Programs.
  • Jeff Witt
    Senior Manager, CohnReznick
    Jeff Witt, CPA, CIA, CFE, is a senior manager at CohnReznick and a member of the Firm’s Government Contracting Industry Practice with over 25 years of experience in the areas of federal contract compliance. He has extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standard Requirements (CAS); indirect rate design; direct and indirect cost charging/billing practices; various cost and estimate analysis; and federal regulations and requirements on cost allowability, allocability, and reasonableness. Jeff has worked as a DCAA auditor, a Controller for a government contractor, and while working as a CPA, as both an auditor and consultant to government contractors.
  • Cara Wulf
    Attorney, McCarter & English
    Cara Wulf focuses her practice on government contracts and regulations. She has extensive experience counseling clients regarding compliance with federal, state, and local public procurement requirements. She also assists in litigation involving bid protests, claims, and other disputes before federal agencies, courts and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
    Cara graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Contributing Editor to the Michigan Journal of International Law. As a law student, Cara interned for the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, Switzerland, the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.