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Jerald S. Howe, Jr.

Jerald S. Howe, Jr.

  • Partner
  • Washington, DC
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Jerry Howe is a partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office.  He heads the Firm's Government Contracts Practice and is a member of the Firm's Mergers and Acquisitions and Aerospace & Defense Practices.  Mr. Howe joined Fried Frank in 2013.

Mr. Howe advises clients with respect to government contracts litigation, investigations and bid protests, as well as M&A and private equity transactions in the aerospace & defense industry.
Mr. Howe has more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace, defense and intelligence sectors. Before joining Fried Frank, he was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at TASC, a leading aerospace & defense company.  In this position, he 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 a major international law firm, 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.

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Harvard Law School, JD – 1983
  • cum laude
  • Editor, Harvard Law Review
Oxford University, MA – 1980
  • Honors
  • Sachs Scholar
Princeton University, AB – 1978
  • magna cum laude
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