Ronald Henry is a retired partner with extensive, successful experience in representing incumbents, challengers, awardees, and disappointed bidders in "bid protest" type litigations. In the area of contract performance, Mr. Henry 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. He emphasized early intervention to seek negotiated, rather than litigated, resolutions. He 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 advised 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 helped clients understand the impact of the multiple regulatory regimes in connection with risk and valuation of targets, and provided due diligence reviews of compliance programs.

Mr. Henry regularly advised 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. He also conducted investigations of potential problems and defends clients in enforcement matters involving each of these departments. He assisted clients in conducting and assessing due diligence relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint venture relationships, and other business collaborations. He also provided leadership to quickly determine the nature and scope of the problem, recommend and help implement effective remediation, and evaluate disclosure options or requirements.

He 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.

Credentials

Education
  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1976, magna cum laude
  • BA, University of Michigan, 1973, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • US Tax Court
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Court of International Trade
  • US District Court, Western District of Arkansas
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