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Jennifer S. Zucker, Co-Chair of the Government Contracts Practice, 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.


  • 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 Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), 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.



  • Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, 2005-Present
    • Staff Judge Advocate, 76th Operational Response Command, 2022-Present. Serves as general counsel equivalent to an Army Reserve Division level command providing operational engagement and joint enabling capabilities during homeland response.
    • Deputy Commanding Officer (West), U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command, 2020-2022.
    • Staff Judge Advocate, 200th Military Police Command, 2018-2020.
    • 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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Government Contracts, 2024
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Government > Government contracts, 2024
  • Named, Client Service All Star, BTI Client Service All-Stars Report, Government Contracts, 2019
  • As a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, 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


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