Founder, Chierichella Procurement Strategies
John Chierichella is a nationally-recognized procurement attorney with over 50 years of experience helping contractors win government contracts and successfully defend against bid protests. Founder of his eponymous firm, John applies his expertise to contract award preparation, negotiation processes and bid protests, providing offerors unique counsel based on deep expertise.
John is nationally recognized by Washingtontian’s Top Lawyers Hall of Fame, Best Lawyers in America 2023, Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and Who's Who Legal, which notes he is "one of the most instantly recognizable names in government contracts law."
His work includes high-profile contracts such the F-18 fighter, the B-2 bomber, the DDX destroyer, the Air Force’s Short Range Recovery helicopter, a series of highly classified spy satellite contracts, the Postal Service’s Flats Sorting System, and the successful defense of multiple False Claims Act cases. He has helped clients win contracts or avoid liabilities valued in the tens of billions cumulatively over the course of his 50 year career.
John is a frequent commentator in outlets such as Federal News Network and publishes in outlets such as Bloomberg and National Defense. He is a frequent lecturer and co-authored the leading book on the MAS Program. He previously was a partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton and served as attorney/adviser to the Secretary, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Air Force, in the area of procurement law from 1973 to 1975. John’s J.D. is from Columbia Law School and he is a graduate of Cornell University.