Gregory S. Jacobs

Gregory S. Jacobs, Shareholder | Practice Chair, DC, Government Contracts International International Trade
Shareholder | Practice Chair
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Companies turn to Greg Jacobs for help with all aspects of their government contracts and national security legal needs.

Greg is the Chair of Polsinelli’s Government Contracts Group. An experienced litigator, Greg leads trial teams in cases before the Boards of Contract Appeals and in state and federal courts. Greg also has extensive bid protest experience before the Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims. In addition, Greg counsels government contractors and grantees on transactions, compliance matters, and mandatory and voluntary disclosures. 

Industries of focus include: 

  • Information technology

  • Defense and Aerospace

  • Health care and Life Sciences

Greg’s practice crosses international borders to address international trade and national security issues. Greg has extensive experience before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Including: evaluating and advising on potential filings; strategic structuring of transactions; preparing notifications on behalf of both investors and sellers; meetings with, and presentations to, CFIUS staff and component agencies; negotiating mitigation agreements; and, post-review engagement relating to mitigation agreements. 

Greg also counsels clients on export control matters, including controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Greg assists clients in assessing their export control compliance, implementing successful compliance programs, and interacting with government regulators.  He also has extensive experience leading internal investigations and representing clients on voluntary disclosures.     

In addition to his government contracts and national security practice, Greg represents national and state trade associations, professional societies, and other tax-exempt organizations on a variety of not-for-profit law issues. He has extensive experience in exempt organization governance, association antitrust compliance, affinity relationships, hotel contracts, disputes between associations, and political activities. Greg serves in an outside general counsel role for many of his exempt organization clients. 

Greg serves as the General Counsel to the Board of Directors of Whitman-Walker Health on a pro bono basis.


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