James C. Fontana is the co-founder and managing partner of Dempsey Fontana, PLLC. He has over 34 years of experience as an attorney specializing in government and commercial contracts, with an emphasis on technology and related technical services, as well as ethics compliance and corporate governance issues. He also specializes in mergers and acquisitions in both the government technology and commercial sectors. In 2006, the Association of Corporate Counsel named Mr. Fontana Outstanding Chief Legal Officer in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. In both 2005 and 2006, the Washington Business Journal named Mr. Fontana a Top Attorney in the Washington, DC area in the General Counsel category. In 2014 Mr. Fontana received the Power Players Award from Washington SmartCEO in recognition of his “leadership, accomplishments, innovation and success” as a Washington, DC-area attorney.
Mr. Fontana is a frequent seminar speaker and author on issues relating to government contracts, ethics compliance, international law and technology-related issues. He had previously been a regular contributor to Washington Technology’s Infotech and the Law column and a frequent Commentary contributor, and has published articles in numerous other publications, including the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Journal, the National Contract Management Journal, BNA Bloomberg, the National Defense Industrial Association and Federal Publications. In addition, Mr. Fontana has been interviewed by Federal News Radio and was prominently featured on the WJLA news television program Government Matters. He has also been interviewed by and featured in the Legal Times, Washington Technology, Federal Computer Week, the Washington Business Journal, and the General Counsel Weekly, among other publications.
Mr. Fontana also has testified before Congress to include the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee on issues related to the federal government procurement process.