Jim comes from GardaWorld Federal Services, where he was CLO, general counsel and secretary. Jim previously worked as a corporate director and assistant general counsel at Northrop Grumman, where he was lead operations counsel for Northrop Grumman’s cyber intelligence, civil solutions and information security lines of business. Earlier, he served in legal, contracts and procurement executive leadership roles for Exelis and ITT Corporation. He also practiced law with Barnes & Thornburg LLP, and worked as in-house counsel for Rolls-Royce Corporation and Cummins Inc.
Prior to joining the private sector, Jim honorably served as an Air Force Judge Advocate and Systems Acquisition Officer. Jim worked across multiple legal disciplines, including trial and appellate litigation, and began his active duty career at the Space and Missile Systems Center as a systems acquisition officer, where he supported major U.S. government satellite and space launch programs. His other military assignments included Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Holloman Air Force Base, NM; Appellate Defense Counsel, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC; Senior Area Defense Counsel, Keesler Air Force Base, MS; and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Keesler Air Force Base, MS.
Jim is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and is licensed to practice law in California, Colorado, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Jim is a board member of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2016 National Capital Region Outstanding Chief Legal Officer by the Association of Corporate Counsel.