Jerry Howe is a partner at the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, in its Government Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Aerospace & Defense practice groups. Resident in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office, Howe provides corporate and regulatory counsel on M&A and private equity transactions in the aerospace & defense industry, as well as handling government contracts litigation, investigations and bid protests. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace, defense and intelligence sectors. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at TASC, a leading aerospace & defense company. At TASC, Howe oversaw the company's legal affairs, corporate development and M&A, ethics and compliance programs, government relations and security. He also served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Veridian Corporation, a publicly traded company that provided advanced technology services and solutions to the intelligence community, military and homeland defense agencies. Howe was previously a partner for nine years at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice focused on aerospace law and transactions, government contracts law and litigation with an emphasis on high-technology procurement, and federal court civil and appellate litigation. Over his career, he has represented preeminent defense, aerospace and information technology companies including Boeing, Hughes, McDonnell Douglas, Motorola, Northrop Grumman, SAIC, Leidos, and TASC/Engility.