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Ronald K. Henry

Ronald K. Henry

National Security, Government Contracts & Regulatory Compliance Department

Washington, DC
T: +1 202 682 3590
F: +1 202 682 3580

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  • University of Michigan
    JD, magna cum laude, 1976, Winner, Campbell Moot Court Competition, Note and Comment Editor, Journal of Law Reform
  • University of Michigan
    BA, 1973, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission(s)

  • District of Columbia


  • District of Columbia Bar
    Author and Lecturer on Government Contracts Law

Ronald Henry is a partner in the Government Contracts Group and focuses on the prevention and early detection of problems.

In matters where litigation involving a contract formation dispute cannot be avoided, Mr. Henry brings extensive, successful experience in representing incumbents, challengers, awardees, and disappointed bidders in “bid protest” type litigations. In the area of contract performance, Mr. Henry has placed particular emphasis on issues relating to disclosure requirements (e.g., the Truth in Negotiations Act), cost-accounting requirements (FAR cost principles and cost accounting standards), and compliance with contract certifications and specifications. Mr. Henry emphasizes early intervention to seek negotiated, rather than litigated, resolutions. He has also successfully litigated contract claims in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims and agency boards of contract appeals.

In matters of export compliance, Mr. Henry advises clients on licensing; classification and commodity jurisdiction, including appeals of commodity jurisdiction determinations; compliance; and voluntary disclosures. In the merger and acquisition context, Mr. Henry helps clients understand the impact of the multiple regulatory regimes in connection with risk and valuation of targets, and provides due diligence reviews of compliance programs.

Mr. Henry regularly advises clients on import and export trade compliance, including US trade sanctions and embargoes, in matters before the US State Department, US Department of Commerce and US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control. Mr. Henry also conducts investigations of potential problems and defends clients in enforcement matters involving each of these departments. Mr. Henry frequently assists clients in conducting and assessing due diligence relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint venture relationships, and other business collaborations. Mr. Henry provides leadership to quickly determine the nature and scope of the problem, recommend and help implement effective remediation, and evaluate disclosure options or requirements.

Mr. Henry has also worked extensively with clients to develop procedures to prevent or detect irregularities, and to represent the interests of clients who have become the subject of an investigation or accusation by an audit agency (e.g., the Defense Contract Audit Agency), an inspector general, the Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Commerce and Department of Treasury.