Wiley Rein has bolstered its government contracts practice with the addition of former Patton Boggs partner Jennifer Zucker.
Zucker specializes in federal procurement law and handles bid protests, contract disputes, government investigations and mergers and acquisitions. She represents companies in the defense and intelligence communities and the high-tech sector.
“Wiley Rein has a fantastic reputation in this area of law and they have a deep bench in this practice,” Zucker said, noting that Wiley Rein’s government contracts practice is larger than Patton Boggs’.
Federal procurement law is an area Zucker knows from both sides: She spent 10 years on active duty within the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. During that time she litigated big-ticket cases for the Army’s contract appeals division.
“It really gave me exposure to this area of the law, which I don’t know that I would have otherwise had,” she said.
Zucker is now a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and is vice chairwoman and law professor in the Contract and Fiscal Law Department at the Army JAG’s Legal Center and School, which is located on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. “It’s an added benefit because I teach in this area and that helps me remain current on the issues,” she said.
Zucker, who received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, worked in Patton Boggs’ Washington office for five years before joining Wiley Rein.