Ronald S. Perlman is an attorney in the Washington, D.C., office of Holland & Knight, where he is a member of the firm's Government Contracts Group.
Mr. Perlman has represented both large and small companies in contract negotiations, counseling, claims, disputes and protests. He has experience at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and various boards and courts. His practice of government contract counseling and litigation work includes experience with many federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Defense (DOD), Commerce, Energy, Transportation (DOT), Labor, Justice (DOJ), Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Veterans Affairs (VA), Federal Aviation Association (FAA), Social Security Administration (SSA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Postal Service.
Mr. Perlman's recent representations include:
Before entering private practice in 1980, Mr. Perlman represented the U.S. Air Force and the GSA as a government attorney. He was assistant staff judge advocate at the Armament Development and Test Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and the staff judge advocate of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Washington, D.C. In addition, he served as a senior trial attorney for the GSA, litigating major cases.
In addition, Mr. Perlman was previously on the board of directors for the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and now serves as a senior director as well as on the executive committees of its Logistics, Small Business and Manufacturing divisions. He is also a director for NDIA's prestigious Procurement Roundtable. Mr. Perlman is also a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA); he serves on the executive committee of its D.C. Chapter and was its past president.
Mr. Perlman has taught programs on government contract issues for the Air Force, NASA and the Central Intelligence Agency, among others. In addition, he has written several articles on federal contract law with articles published in federal publications and National Contract Management Magazine, including the briefing paper "Sole Source Contracts," the only work of its kind on this critical topic.
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