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Jennifer Morris’ practice areas include Government Contracts, Corporate Transactions, Cybersecurity, National Security, and Regulatory Compliance. Jennifer brings 23+ years of practice in the Washington D.C. metro area to her clients’ matters, including a unique 360◦ perspective from prior U.S. Government civilian, military, and commercial industry positions. Jennifer has served as a Senior Associate General Counsel in the Department of the Navy’s Office of General Counsel, as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps., as an Honors Attorney with the Central Intelligence Agency, and as General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel with both large and small businesses.

Jennifer’s practice includes working closely with business partners to analyze and mitigate legal & business risks that stem from technology transactions and doing business with federal and state government entities. She helps her clients with government contracts, cyber-security risks & investigations, managing cyber data breach events, conducting compliance investigations & audits, advising C-Suite executives and Boards on regulatory and contractual requirements, establishing & maintaining systems of internal control, including a full spectrum of corporate policies and training, preparing companies for contractor purchasing system reviews (CPSR), software licensing, reseller and channel management, best practices for protection of intellectual property, employment law, conducting international public sector business, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and helping clients drive growth.

Adept at analyzing internal policies & procedures, identifying risks, and proposing streamlined and creatives solutions to various aspects of business in small, mid-tier, and large multi-national corporations, Jennifer’s business experience boosts her legal practice. She excels at working as an integrated business partner, finding practical business solutions to mitigate risk and navigating the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) procurement rules and acquisition regulations, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). She has maintained an active Top Secret (TS) U.S. Government security clearance since 1998.

Jennifer’s 16+ years in-house with commercial companies provide her with a unique skillset of establishing and managing contracts and purchasing departments. This hands-on transactional and management experience dovetails with her legal practice, and she helps clients manage, administer & negotiate contracts, manage & guide contracts and purchasing professionals, write & review bids, proposals and compliance matrices to improve competitive positions, and organize and restructure contract & supply chain file management to ensure compliance. Her transactional skills quickly provide negotiation results and accelerate business growth.

Education

  • Hartwick College, BA, Political Science, magna cum laude, Departmental Distinction & College Honors
  • Syracuse University College of Law, JD, cum laude, National Security Law & National Security Studies Graduate Assistant
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School
  • U.S. Government Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society

Admissions

  • New York
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Memberships & Associations

  • National Defense Industrial Association
  • Association of the United States Army
  • Women in Defense
  • Women in Technology

Outside of Work

  • Being Outdoors
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Event & Flowers Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Hosting Social Events

Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.