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Jennifer S. Zucker is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office of Greenberg Traurig. Her practice includes a broad range of litigation, counselling and transactional matters for clients that work with federal, state, and local governments. She represents contractors in bid protests, contract claims and disputes, mergers and acquisitions, False Claims Act matters, and suspension and debarment proceedings. She also counsels contractors on regulatory requirements under government contracts, ethics and compliance issues, and government investigations and audits.

Jennifer’s experience extends across multiple industries, including defense, aerospace, intelligence, information technology, finance, public assistance and management consulting. She maintains an active security clearance and has deep experience advising clients on national security compliance issues and representing clients in investigations and litigation involving classified programs.

From January 2018 to January 2020, Jennifer served on the board of directors of SRC Energy, Inc. as the chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. She is also a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Concentrations

  • Regularly represents government contractors and subcontractors in federal courts and before various administrative forums in a broad variety of litigation matters, including contract claims and disputes before the Boards of Contract Appeals (BCA) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC), and bid protests at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the COFC.
  • Represents government contractors in a wide variety of disputes with the government, including claims, terminations (both default and convenience), cost disallowances, and contracting officer final decisions.
  • Represents clients in connection with government investigations involving federal contracts and grants, including investigations by federal agencies, agency offices of inspector general and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Represents clients in suspension and debarment proceedings.
  • Counsels clients on the development and enhancement of ethics and compliance programs.
  • Wide-ranging experience with the National Industrial Security Program, including the facility clearance process and negotiating foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) mitigation instruments with the Defense Security Service (DSS), as well as overcoming an unfavorable personnel security clearance adjudication.
  • Experience on issues related to General Services Administration contracting and small business issues.
  • Advises clients in transactions involving the acquisition of a government contractor, including assisting venture capital and private equity firms in evaluating the target company’s government business and identifying areas of risk.
  • Experience negotiating a wide variety of transactional agreements, including teaming agreement, subcontract agreements and master service agreements.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, 2005-Present
    • Deputy Commanding Officer (West), 2020-Present. Responsible for operational readiness and mission effectiveness of 14 USAR Legal Command units in the Western half of the United States, comprising nearly 1,000 Army Reserve Judge Advocates (attorneys) and paraprofessionals. Lead, organize, train, prepare, and equip assigned Soldiers and units to ensure readiness and provide the Army and the Joint Force with proactive, world-class legal support. Care for Soldiers, civilian employees, families and military communities.
    • Staff Judge Advocate, 200th Military Police Command, 2018-2020. Served as general counsel equivalent to the senior law enforcement organization in the U.S. Army Reserve with nearly 14,000 soldiers serving across the United States.
    • Commander, 13th Legal Operations Detachment (Expert), 2016-2018. Commanded nearly 100 senior Reserve Judge Advocates performing duties at the Office of The Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, and the U.S. Army Claims Service.
    • Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 2012-2016
    • Vice Chair and Professor, Contract and Fiscal Law Department, The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, VA, 2010-2012
    • Associate General Counsel, Office of the Army General Counsel, Defense Intelligence Agency, Directorate for Human Intelligence, Washington, D.C., 2007-2008
    • Senior Legislative Advisor, Military Personnel and Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 2005-2007
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, 1996-2005
    • Trial Attorney, U.S. Army's Contract Appeals Division, Contract and Fiscal Law Division, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency, 2002-2005
    • National Security Law Advisor and Intelligence Oversight Officer, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Darmstadt, Germany, 2000-2002
    • International and Operational Law Attorney, UNC/USFK/EUSA, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1999-2000
    • Criminal Defense Attorney, 2d Infantry Division, Tongduchon, Republic of Korea, 1998-1999
    • Felony Prosecutor, Fort Carson, Colorado, 1996-1998

Recognition & Leadership

  • Named, Client Service All Star, BTI Client Service All-Stars Report, Government Contracts, 2019
  • As a Colonel in the Army Reserves, with oversight of nearly 1,000 soldiers, diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to Jennifer’s core beliefs. She actively looks to reduce or eliminate barriers for success both within the Army, her civilian practice and in the boardroom.
  • Board of Directors, SRC Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SRCI), Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Governance and Nominating Committee, 2018-2020
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Section of Public Contract Law
      • Vice-Chair, Debarment and Suspension Committee, 2012-2016
  • Board of Directors, Board of Contracts Appeals Bar Association, 2005-2008

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Government Procurement Law, with Highest Honors, George Washington University Law School
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School
  • Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College
  • B.S., Boston University
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims