Contract Specialist Expert 523924 VA

Expertise Description

I have over 10 years' experience consulting as a contract specialist, with an emphasis in government and federal contracts, Department of Defense, policies, protests, claims, FAR/DFARS, bid protest, and small business. I have an additional focus in federal litigation: created exhibits, found millions of dollars in damages, wrote expert opinion reports, submitted declarations, conducted statutory, regulatory, and legislative history research, and discovered key factual legal issues for litigation strategy. I am offering my services as a contracts specialist expert witness.

Areas of Expertise

Relevant Experiences

I was a former contracting officer across several DoD agencies: Air Force, Navy, Pentagon HQ, responsible for cost and price analysis of proposals and contracts. I was a contract specialist (1102 series) federal employee for 5.5 years. I was a former JAG acquisitions attorney. 

Currently, I am a professional instructor of government contracts, including cost and price analysis – teach industry contractors, military, civilian, and DoD employees. I am a published author and attorney. I am an experienced expert witness, submitting expert reports on multiple cases. Currently, I am a senior policy advisor for DoD Pentagon, and current director of policy & acquisitions (government contracts SME) for a Defense contractor. I am involved with cost and price proposal preparation on the corporate side.

I have both private sector and public sector government contracts experience at the highest level, including drafting and editing FAR and DFARS revisions and creating DoD acquisition policy applicable to the entire industry.


Degree Subject Institution
J.D. American University (Law School)
B.A. Economics and International Relations University of Virginia

Licenses Certifications

Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)

Awards & Affiliation

DoD Source Selection Community of Practice
Top Professionals Under 40 Award (‘13), National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services (TREWS)
Three (3) Washington Headquarters Services Bravo Zulu and Coin Awards
Contract Specialist of the Year, Air Force Space Command SMC/SL

Primary Affiliation

DoD Source Selection Community of Practice