Government Contracts

Jonathan has more than 30 years of experience assisting domestic and foreign companies, universities and non-profit organizations with transactions and litigation involving U.S. federal grants and contracts for research, development and acquisition of information systems and software, communications equipment and services, life sciences products, aerospace and defense systems and support services, health care services, government support services, humanitarian and development assistance, and infrastructure project development.

He provides his clients with a full range of government contracts representation, including

  • Bid protests and claims
  • Buy America compliance strategy and requirements
  • Contract negotiation and award
  • Cost accounting standards
  • Data and supply chain security
  • False Claims Act compliance
  • FCPA compliance and defense
  • FOIA and “reverse FOIA” litigation
  • Foreign ownership, control, and influence
  • Foreign military sales and financing
  • GSA Schedule contracting
  • IP Protection and Data Rights
  • ITAR and othe...
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  • Presentations & Teaching Experience
    • Speaker, State and Local Regulation of UAV Operations, Devens Robotica 2015, Devens, MA (2015)
    • Speaker, Tech Transfer Agreements: Negotiating with the Government & Academics, Association of Corporate Counsel, San Diego, CA (2015)
    • Panelist, Responding to Insider Data Theft & Disclosure, Webinar (2015)
    • Moderator, HACKED! What to Do When It Happens to You, Washington, DC (2015)
    • Panelist, IoT Privacy and Security Implications: What New Regimes and Policies Will be Needed for the Emerging Connected World, CyberMaryland 2014 Conference, Baltimore, MD (2014)
    • Speaker, Cybersecurity Oversight in the Boardroom, Directors Forum, Corporate Directors Group, Washington, DC (2014)
    • Panelist, Best practices for assessing, preparing for, and responding to data breach incidents, Data Privacy and Security Roundtable, San Francisco, CA (2014)
    • Speaker, Government Contracts, Veteran-Owned Business Series, San Diego, CA (2014)
    • Panelist, NIST Framework: How to Best Mitigate Cyber Risk for Your Organization, Boston, MA (2014)
    • Speaker, Funding Your Company with an SBIR Education Technology Grant, Learn, Launch, Boston, MA (2014)
    • Speaker, Corrupt or Compliant? Protecting Your Company and Executives from FCPA Liability in 2013, Association of Corporate Counsel San Diego Chapter, San Diego, CA (2013)
    • Speaker, Keynote, Making an Intelligent Deal With In-Q-Tel: Risks and Rewards of Taking CIA-Backed Investment, CommNexus, San Diego, CA (2013)
    • Speaker, Opening Remarks, In-Q-Tel Looking for Innovative Technologies from Emerging Companies, CommNexus, San Diego, CA (2013)
    • Moderator, Government Contractor M&A In Era of Budget Uncertainty, CommNexus, San Diego, CA (2012)
    • Speaker, Structuring Investment in SBIR Funded Companies: New Opportunities for Venture Capital, Webinar (2012)
    • Speaker, Legislative Update: Protecting the National Supply Chain, Fund Your Growth; Turn Commercial Applications into National Security Solutions, CONNECT, San Diego, CA (2012)
    • Speaker, Building Your Business in the Defense Sector, San Diego Advanced Defense Technology Cluster Workshop, CONNECT, San Diego, CA (2011)
  • Publications
    • Applying for a Waiver from U.S. Manufacturing Requirements for Federally Funded Intellectual Property, BNA’s Life Sciences Law & Industry Report (08.21.2015)
    • How to Respond to Government Contract Delays and Changes, Law360 (02.20.2013)



Washington, D.C.

Jonathan T. Cain


[email protected]




District of Columbia
Federal, DC,1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 9th Circuits
US Court of Federal Claims
US District Court, DC
US District Court, ED Va


American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.
Kalamazoo College, BA.

Prior Law Firm Experience

Mintz Levin
Shaw Pittman

Practice Areas