has brought more than two decades of comprehensive experience as a top in-house
counsel for major federal contractors to McGuireWoods as a new partner in the
firm’s fast-growing government contracts practice in Washington.
Fouse has been a leading lawyer for a variety of contractors in the defense,
security and other sectors. He also has served as an associate counsel to the
Naval Air Systems Command and began his career as a trial lawyer in the Navy
general counsel’s office, where he handled cases before the Armed Services Board
of Contract Appeals. He is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Missouri, and will
become a member of the District of Columbia bar.
Fouse is the second major addition to McGuireWoods’ government contracts
practice. He arrived less than two months after practice chair
joined the firm as a partner in the Washington office. Fouse adds critical
procurement counseling experience to a team of accomplished government contract
practitioners in a practice that represents clients in a wide range of
industries including construction, defense and aerospace, energy, life sciences,
Fouse comes to McGuireWoods from government services contractor ASRC Federal in
Beltsville, Maryland, where he served as vice president, general counsel and
chief compliance officer. He led the company’s contracts and procurement
departments, implemented and monitored regulatory compliance, and assisted with
policy development at ASRC Federal, which provides services to federal defense,
civil and intelligence support agencies.
Before joining ASRC Federal, Fouse worked at Boeing as chief counsel for the
Missile Defense Systems Division of the company’s Integrated Defense Systems
business. He also has worked as an attorney in Sprint Communications Company’s
commercial and government contracts divisions.
“Ron’s wealth of government contracts experience, particularly in the Federal
Acquisition Regulations (FAR) counseling arena, is a tremendous asset for us as
we grow McGuireWoods’ government contracts practice,” Steggerda said. “We’re
fortunate to have a career government contracts counseling lawyer on our
“Ron, particularly in the defense and national security sectors, is an important
addition for us in Washington,” added Todd Mullins,
managing partner of the firm’s Washington office. “His substantial experience on
the government contracts counseling and transactional aspects of the government
contracts sector will provide enormous advantages to our clients as they
navigate complex regulations and procurement laws.”
Fouse earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1988 and his law
degree from Washington University School of Law in 1991.
“McGuireWoods has established the foundation for an excellent government
contracts practice,” Fouse said, “I’m excited about the firm’s ambitious plans
to grow the practice and the opportunity to work with a world-class group of
McGuireWoods’ government contracts team provides a full range of services that
include negotiating contracts, establishing teaming arrangements and joint
ventures, protesting bids and awards, conducting fraud claims investigations,
complying with labor requirements, dealing with potential suspensions and
debarments, and litigation.