Kendall Lucas returns to Jones Day's Washington Office
The global law firm Jones Day announces that Kendall Lucas has rejoined the Firm as of counsel in its Government Regulation Practice. She brings to Jones Day both outside and in-house counsel experience in U.S. government contract-related matters, with a focus on technology and innovation, and on federal cybersecurity risk and compliance.
Ms. Lucas, who will be based in Jones Day's Washington Office, arrives from Deloitte, where as assistant general counsel she primarily supported the federal practice, advising on all stages of its U.S. government contracts, with a focus on those contracts that involved the delivery of software- or cloud-enabled solutions and/or that required compliance with federal cybersecurity requirements.
"Kendall expands the depth of Jones Day's government contract-related counseling," said James Gauch, who co-leads Jones Day's Government Regulation Practice. "She brings an insider’s perspective that will add another valuable dimension to the services we provide for clients. I look forward to working with her and welcome her to Jones Day."
Ms. Lucas returns to Jones Day where, prior to her experience with Deloitte, she was an associate focusing on government contract matters, advising clients on compliance matters pertaining to federal procurement law and applicable regulations.
While at Deloitte, Ms. Lucas was the lead attorney supporting the development and sale of innovative products and solutions, advising on data and intellectual property rights, and licensing and sales strategy, which included outsourcing to industry-leading third-party cloud providers.
As a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. Government (CIPP/G), Ms. Lucas was responsible for advising with regard to federal cybersecurity regulations and related U.S. government inquiries. She also counseled on matters relating to responses to data incidents impacting federal engagements and/or federal information systems. She is also experienced in navigating issues related to U.S. government contract pursuit and performance, including federal contract requirements and regulations, supply chain/subcontractor management, disputes, and contract modifications/changes.
"Kendall's experience, particularly as it relates to government contracts, brings a fresh focus on technology and software solutions to our team in Washington," said Kevyn Orr, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Washington Office. She is a great addition to what is already an outstanding group of lawyers. We look forward to her contributions and welcome her back to Jones Day."
Ms. Lucas has volunteered as a pro bono attorney with the Children's Law Center in Washington.
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