James C. Fontana has over 35 years of experience as an attorney specializing in government and commercial contracts and related litigation, 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 formerly Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Apptis Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and services for government and industry. In this position he was responsible for all of the legal affairs of Apptis and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Apptis, Mr. Fontana served as general counsel to a number of other public and private companies, including Alion Science and Technology Corp., Wang Government Services, and BDM International (through its Vinnell Corp. subsidiary). He also has substantial private practice experience with well-known law firms, such as Reed Smith and Kominers Fort.