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Aerospace and Defense

Warner Aerospace and Defense attorneys are trusted by leaders in this sector to operationalize their strategies, connect to potential partners for ventures, maximize their opportunities and problem-solve. The team can comprehensively handle most complex global and national issues from national policy, federal budget opportunities, strategic partnership support as well as merger and acquisition support to aid our clients. An agile, more responsive and effective hands-on alternative to the traditional Washington, DC firms, count on a real-world Warner team who will care about – and know exactly how to advance – your business and goals.

Warner’s Values – Service, Loyalty, Integrity and Tradition – Align With the Military’s Values, and We Put Them Into Practice Every Day

We come with high-credibility credentials, with both a retired two-star general and a former U.S. Air Force captain leading our team. As in the military, we work as a unit, making sure the right people are doing the right things at the right time. Perhaps most important, Warner offers clients valuable legal strategy that is protected by attorney client privilege – a critical component that a consulting firm touting former military advisors on its roster simply cannot replicate. In sum, we are committed to being good stewards of our clients’ names and reputations, and to supporting this industry that is so important to us, and to our country.


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Strengths Snapshot

  • Compliance – Madelaine Lane
  • Construction – David Eberhard
  • Corporate structure and transactions – Mergers and acquisitions, startups, reorganizations, tender offers, hostile takeovers and going-private transactions, minority- and women-owned businesses and veteran-owned businesses – David MacDonald, Linda Paullin-Hebden
  • Cyber, privacy, CMMC compliance – Strategies for NIST 800-171 compliance (via technical consultant), data security compliance, HIPAA compliance, GDRP data transferring, breach notification support – Nathan Steed, Michael Stone
  • Data and information governance, data analytics and eDiscovery – Madelaine Lane
  • Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies – Adam Bruski, Michael Stone
  • Economic incentives – Kurt Brauer
  • Emerging technologies – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), AR/VR, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous and connected mobility – Brian Wassom, Vito Ciaravino
  • Employee benefits and human resources – Mary Jo Larson, Jennifer Watkins
  • Environmental – OSHA and EPA compliance, insurance, labor regulation and compliance, product safety and regulation, employee benefits and others – Kurt Brauer
  • Government affairs (federal, state and local) – Lobbying and compliance, legislative and regulatory drafting, and state and federal procurement – Troy Cumings, Monique Field-Foster
  • Government contracting (federal and state) – Government contracting and counseling, procurement, contract administration, changes, disputes and terminations, and bid protests under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) – Adam Bruski, Michael Stone
  • Infrastructure/installations, energy, environment, sustainability and carbon capture – Michael Stone
  • Intellectual property – Patents, trademarks, copyrights, IP enforcement and litigation, patent prosecution and portfolio management, privacy and information security, technology and IP licensing, purchases and sales – Vito Ciaravino
  • Import/export and specialized industry compliance and controls programs – Foreign Military Sales (FMS), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulation (EAR), Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) – Adam Bruski