Law School - California, Univ of at Hastings
Bar Admission - 4/25/2003
Law Office Locations:
Huntsville, Decatur, Athens
Geographic Areas Served:
Madison, Limestone, Morgan
Jerome Gabig dedicates his practice to Federal Government Contracts and practices at Wilmer & Lee in Huntsville, Alabama.
Areas of Practice:
Federal Government Contracts
District of Columbia
United States Court of Federal Claims
National Contract Management Association (Fellow)
Jerry Gabig specializes in federal government contracts. Jerry’s depth of experience makes him uniquely qualified. He is a retired Air Force JAG officer where he was the legal advisor for numerous weapons systems including missiles, smart weapons, and multi-billion dollar command & control systems. He was frequently appointed as the lead government attorney for protests involving high priority systems.
Intellectual property generated under government contracts is one of Jerry’s specialties. He has published the seminal paper on trade secrets and DOD contracts.Jerry is no stranger to technology. He has served on the Army Science Board and is an inventor on four U.S. patents.
Jerry prefers small businesses for clients because he believes he can have greater impact on their success. He gave up being a partner at Venable LLC to become the General Counsel of a small technology company that raised over $100M in venture capital and generated over 75 patents.
Jerry’s fascination for business led him to Harvard University where he completed a year-long graduate program. Jerry leveraged his business training to be a co-founder of the Q-Track Corporation where he served as the first CEO. Thanks in part to his proposal writing skills, Q-Track was able to attract several millions of dollars in federal R&D funding. Q-Track now has significant commercial sales as the company pioneers two breakthrough wireless technologies. Jerry also co-founded Still Serving Veterans and the Working Wounded Warriors (W3) Corporation.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1977)
Executive Editor, Hastings International Law Review and member of Moot Court Board
United States Military Academy (1972) Deans List;
Harvard University (1985) Certificate of Special Studies in Management
Widely known for his teaching and writing in government contracts, Jerry was recruited to join Venable LLP, an American Lawyer top 100 law firm. At Venable, Jerry Gabig represented many of the top defense contractors including Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. Because of Jerry’s rapport with government lawyers, he was frequently retained by contractors whose recently awarded contracts had been protested. The awardees used Jerry to work along side of the Government lawyers to prepare the best possible protest defense.
Jerry’s diverse background in government contracts allows him to have extraordinary insight into the procurement process. On several occasions, he as served as an expert witness on matters involving federal procurement.
AMCOM “Boot Camp” For Contracting Officers: Instructor for the Army JAG School, the Air Force JAG School, theDefense Systems Management College, the DOD Computer Institute, the Naval Post Graduate Institute, the Treasury Procurement Institute, the Panama Canal Commission, and DOD’s Software Technology Conference.
Instructor for four different courses for Federal Publications, Inc. including co-teaching a course with Professor Nash entitled The FAR Part 15 ReWrite as well as course director for Government Contracting For Software Development. Course director for Information Technology Contracting at George Washington University.