February 24, 2012 // Franchising.com // Mr. Napoleon counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, regulatory compliance (including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance), corporate governance issues, franchising, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)–related matters. In the area of government contracts, he addresses issues related to acquisition planning, source selections, Competition in Contracting Act (CICA), Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA), and cost or pricing data, international contracting, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)/anti-bribery compliance, and export controls.
“The U.S. government’s growing emphasis on defense and homeland security, as well as its efforts to reduce costs in all areas, makes it critical for organizations to work with lawyers who understand the unique challenges involved,” said Louis E. Dolan, Jr., a Washington, DC, partner and co-leader of Nixon Peabody’s Government Contracts team. “Vince will be a great addition as we counsel our clients to look at both the legal aspects as well as the larger business issues associated with government contracts.”
Jeffrey S. Lesk, office managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Washington, DC, office, added, “Government contracts can have a significant impact on our clients’ businesses and the laws and regulations surrounding these contracts are unique and vary greatly. Vince’s background and experience complements the diversity of our Government Contracts team focused on finding the best solution for our clients’ procurement challenges.”
Mr. Napoleon previously served as president and CEO of Eagle Consulting Services, LLC, a business and legal advisory services firm, and as counsel in the Washington, DC, office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. He has also served as in-house counsel to a number of well-known organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Lockheed Martin Corporation, General Electric Company, and Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), and general counsel to two publicly traded companies—Synavant,Inc. and Digene Corporation. Mr. Napoleon served in the United States Air Force early in his legal career and is now a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. While in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, he served as the senior reservist to the deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for contracting and as the senior contracting official for the Air Force District of Washington. Mr. Napoleon earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his B.S. from Georgetown University.
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