Jonathan T. Cain

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  • American University (JD)
  • Kalamazoo College (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Court of Federal Claims
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Jonathan has 30 years of experience in assisting domestic and foreign companies, public-private partnerships and agencies with transactions and litigation involving federal grants and contracts for information systems, software and services, communications equipment and services, life sciences products, defense hardware and materials, support services, humanitarian and development assistance, infrastructure project development, and outsourcing. He has experience in all aspects of government procurement law, including requirements development, design of requests for proposals, contract bidding and negotiation, offer evaluation, intellectual property protection and technology transfer, subcontracting, contract financing, affirmative action and small business set-asides, cost accounting standards and audits, procurement integrity, and security clearances and classified matters. His experience also includes procurements in the United States by foreign governments of defense and information systems, representation of foreign companies in federal procurements, and sales of products and services to state and local government agencies.

Jonathan has extensive experience in privacy and data security, with a focus on data privacy and security law and regulation governing federal agencies and federal contractors. He conducts risk assessments to determine data privacy risks to assess privacy practices, and assists with drafting and implementation of privacy policies, information security policies, and data security breach response and remediation.

He also assists clients in compliance and licensing under the ITAR and EAR export controls, foreign licensing of government-funded R&D, and compliance involving foreign acquisition and control of US entities performing sensitive and classified work, including FOCI mitigation and CFIUS approvals.

Jonathan has litigated numerous government contract protests and claims before administrative tribunals and the federal courts. He also litigates FOIA, reverse FOIA and complex software, communications, and information systems contract cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

He is the author of many articles on government contracts matters, privacy and data security, and he has lectured on government contracts and information security matters at Duke University, the American University, and other institutions. 

Recognitions & Awards

  • Washington DC Super Lawyers: Government Contracts (2013)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, CIPP/G