Senior Aerospace and Defense Lawyer Jerald S. Howe, Jr. Joins Fried Frank
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013
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
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
"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
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
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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