John W. Chierichella - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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John W. Chierichella

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007


Client Comments

"John Chierichella is a first rate lawyer. I would recommend him to anyone seeking assistance with a government contracting matter."

"John Chierichella is the best government contract lawyer I have worked with in the last 15 years."

"I have worked closely with John and his team on a successful protest to the Government Accountability Office of a major U.S. government procurement award. John is deeply experienced and savvy, and a great team player as well as team leader. He is appropriately aggressive, yet maintains balanced judgment, and displays a ready wit in demonstrating the difficulties in an adversary's position. Bid protests are the ultimate "rocket docket;" it takes a special ability to find the flaws in a record that may run hundreds of thousands of pages, and seasoned judgment to know whether they are material to the overall decision. John is a master of all of this, and is our counsel of choice for such challenges."

-Chester Paul Beach
Associate General Counsel
United Technologies Corporation

"John has been our exclusive government contracts counsel for over 20 years. John is a smart, hard-working problem solver. He is very determined and yet pragmatic. Over the years he has always given me the very best advice, sometimes knowing it is not what I want to hear. He faces challenges and somehow seems to come up with the best solution. His knowledge of government contract law is beyond question. I highly recommend John to anyone who is looking for contract law advice."

-Carl Guerreri
President and CEO
Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.

"In the 17 years I have had the good fortune to benefit from John's excellent counsel, I have been able to reach him at ANY time and immediately receive to-the-point advice that is not only highly ethical at all times, but pragmatic as well. John is not only a subject matter expert (in many areas that affect our international manufacturing and government contracting business), but he is able to give legal advice with an excellent understanding of business. Despite having written them, his responses are not "textbook". They are applicable to our company, which he has invested the time to know well. John is clear and effective in his communications, patient, and instructs our personnel in the ways most effective to each individual. In the very rare event when John does not have the complete answer the moment I call him, he connects me with someone who does with equally impeccable integrity, responsiveness, and knowledge. He has always left me feeling that my issue is his top priority, and I am always confident that his advice is THE way to go. I could not recommend him more highly. "

-Eileen Penland
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
M.I.C. Industries, Inc.

Office Location

2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20006-6801
United States


Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law (Government Contracts, Litigation, Regulatory)