As CLO and general counsel, Jim oversees Peraton’s legal, compliance, contracts and risk management functions.
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 acquisition career at the Space and Missile Systems Center, where he supported major U.S. government satellite and space launch programs.
Jim is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and is licensed to practice 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.