As Chief Legal Officer and general counsel, Jim oversees Peraton’s legal, compliance, contracts, and risk management functions.
Jim was most recently at GardaWorld Federal Services, where he was CLO, general counsel and secretary. He also served as a corporate director and assistant general counsel at Northrop Grumman, where he was lead operations counsel for the cyber intelligence, civil solutions and information security lines of business. Earlier in his career, he served in legal, contracts and procurement executive leadership roles for Exelis and ITT Corporation.
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. He 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.
Jim is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He 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.