Prior to joining Ferlise and Associates in November 2015, John was an attorney for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of General Counsel beginning in October 2009. In that capacity, he served as a legal advisor on a wide variety of Information Technology related contract actions in support of the VA Technology Acquisition Center in Eatontown N.J. as well as other VA contracting offices.
From 1981 until 2009, John was an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of General Counsel, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Ft Monmouth, N.J. During that period, John’s workload included: Business Law Division supervisor, public sector Labor/Equal Employment Opportunity actions; Foreign Military Sales; environmental law, ethics guidance, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act guidance, Congressional inquiry responses, Anti-Deficiency Act and AR 15-6 investigations, construction contracting, fiscal law, operational/administrative law, major complex pre and post-award contractual actions including disputes, U.S. Government Accountability Office and Contracting Officer level protests, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals actions and numerous high dollar critically needed ‘best value’ source selections.
John has received numerous civilian awards and decorations, most notably the Army Materiel Command’s (AMC) 2004 Joyce I. Allen Attorney of the Year award and AMC’s 2006 Team Project Award. John also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Corps from 1977 to 1981.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont and a Juris Doctorate Degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School. He is admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar.