Denomination: Roman Catholic
Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Army, 1975, advanced through grades to major, 1994, nuclear missile officer Schwaebisch Gmund, Germany, 1979-1982, military prosecutor Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1983-1986. Senior defense counsel United States Army Trial Defense Service, Fort Polk, Louisiana, 1987-1989. Trial counsel, chief protest branch United States Army Contract Appeals Division, Arlington, Virginia, 1990-1994.
Partner, governor contracts litigation Venable LLP (formerly Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti), Washington, 1994—2007. Partner, practice leader government contracts transaction and litigation Dykema Gossett Professional Limited Liability Company, since 2007.
Member American Bar Association (vice-chair, bid protest committee, public contract law section 1992-1993), Federal Bar Association, Board Contract Appeals Bar Association (board governors 1993-1996), Federal Circuit Bar Association, John Carroll Society, National Contract Management Association, National catholic Education Association (board directors), Bishop McNamara High School (board directors), Forestville, Doctor of Medicine.