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John W. Chierichella

Partner
Washington, DC
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Overview
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John Chierichella is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Chierichella has a broad range of experience in government contract matters, including bid protests, claims and appeals, cost and CAS issues, teaming disputes, GSA's Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program, compliance reviews and internal investigations, and qui tam and other False Claims Act litigation.

He is a prolific author and frequent lecturer, and co-authored the leading book on the MAS Program.

Mr. Chierichella served as attorney/adviser to the Secretary, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Air Force, in the area of procurement law (1973-75).

Mr. Chierichella holds a Top Secret national security clearance.

  • Martindale-Hubbell Alternative Dispute Resolution Washington, D.C. Top Rated Lawyer, 2012
  • Chambers & Partners', Tier 1 National Ranking
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer
  • America's Leading Business Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in Washington, D.C.
  • Best Government Contracts Lawyers, Washington Business Journal
  • Best Government Contracts Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine
  • SmartCEO Magazine's SmartLawyers
  • Legal Times, "Leading Lawyer"

Articles

Books

  • Multiple Award Schedule Contracting, Thomson West, May 2002 (John W. Chierichella, Jonathan S. Aronie), 2009 (Third Edition)

Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Blog Postings

Selected Articles in Print

Speeches

  • "What You Need to Know About the Buy America Act," Webinar prepared for Law and Contracts Department of United Technologies Aerospace Systems, October 16, 2013
  • "Documentation and Recordkeeping - Do's and Don'ts for Ensuring Audit Preparedness," Momentum Event Group's DCAA Americas, Arlington, VA, July 15, 2013
  • "Applicability of FAR and DFARS Provisions Based on Contract Type," C5's Forum on U.S. Defence Contracting and FAR Compliance in Europe, London, England, June 26-27, 2013
  • "Change and Termination Clauses: Successful Clause Negotiation and How to Obtain Compensation upon Execution," C5's Forum on U.S. Defence Contracting and FAR Compliance in Europe, London, England, June 26-27, 2013
  • "Non FAR/DFARS Considerations: Additional Liabilities to Watch Out For," C5's Forum on U.S. Defence Contracting and FAR Compliance in Europe, London, England, June 26-27, 2013
  • Moderator, "Risk-Based Third Party Vetting, Screening and Monitoring Strategies," Momentum Event Group's Global Anti-Corruption Congress, Washington, DC, June 18-19, 2013
  • "Country of Origin and 'Buy American,'" Sheppard Mullin's Lunch With Your Government Contracts Lawyer, Washington, DC, February 26, 2013
  • "Subcontract Compliance and Reporting Issues from Both Sides of the Table," The Center Club's Government Contracting Group Breakfast, Baltimore, MD, February 20, 2013
  • "Contracting with Uncle Sam When Budgets Get Tight," Bisnow Media's Federal Contracting Breakfast Program, Tysons Corner, VA, October 10, 2012
  • "Anatomy of a Bid Protest," Sheppard Mullin's Lunch With Your Government Contracts Lawyer, Washington, DC, March 7, 2012
  • "Executive Briefing on GSA Schedule Contracting," Public Contracting Institute, Washington, DC, June 23, 2011
  • Member, Advisory Board of the Government Contractor
  • Member, American Bar Association's Sections of Public Contract Law, Administrative Law and Litigation
  • Member, National Contract Management Association