Gerard E. Wimberly

Having practiced for several years at large law firms in Washington, D.C. and Phoenix, Arizona, Gerard Wimberly brings strong litigation experience to McGlinchey Stafford’s commercial litigation section. In addition to his broad-based litigation practice, Gerard has maintained a corporate practice in which from time to time he advises corporate and business clients on the rules and regulations governing national and international business transactions so that they stay legally and ethically compliant. He has been lead or co-lead counsel in numerous cases involving government contracts law, financial fraud, and antitrust. His client base has included Fortune 100 companies as well as small, socio-economically disadvantaged businesses. Gerard is head of the firm’s government contracts practice group. Gerard served as law clerk for Associate Justice James L. Dennis (now judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit) of the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1979-1980.

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (Inactive)
  • District of Columbia (Inactive)
  • Louisiana

Education

  • HarvardUniversity, L.L.M., 1984
  • LouisianaStateUniversityLawCenter, J.D., 1979 (Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi, Law Review)
  • CornellUniversity, B.A., 1976 (with distinction)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law, Litigation, and Public Contracts
  • American Law Institute, Elected Member, 2002
  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, 1995-1998
  • Louisiana State Bar Association

Presentations

  • "Obtaining/Maintaining Federal Government Contracts," Lorman Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations Seminar, 9/2007
  • "Business Opportunities and Challenges in Post-Catastrophe Louisiana," Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance (LCIA), 10/2006
  • "A Tale of Two Storms: A Retrospective Critique While Looking Ahead," Louisiana PRIMA Fall Conference, 12/2005
  • "Government Contacts Disaster Reconstruction Procurement Summit," CSA/McKenna Long, 12/2005
  • "In the Storms\\\' Wake: Katrina, Rita and Beyond," A Roundtable on Domestic Emergency Response Contracting Crowell Moring, 10/2005

Publications

  • "Preventing Contract, Bid Protest, and Fraud Disputes," Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Resolving Government Contracts Disputes, Aspatore Books, January 2009
  • "The Presentment Requirements Under the False Claims Act," Thomson West Briefing Papers, November 2007 (Co-author)
  • "War, Natural Disasters Lead to More Government Contract Fraud Prosecutions," Andrews Litigation Reporter, 2006 (Co-author)
  • "What Competitors Can/Cannot Say About Each Other: Some Litigation Scenarios Under the Sherman Act, the Lanham Act and the Common Law," Federal Circuit Bar Journal, 2001
  • "The Unauthorized Practice of Law by Licensed Attorneys," Arizona Attorney, 2001
  • "Allowability of Independent Research and Development Costs Under FAR 31.205-18: A Proposal for Regulatory Reform," Public Contracts Law Journal, 1999 (Co-author)
  • "The Sovereign Acts Doctrine after Winstar," Federal Circuit Bar Journal, 1996 (Co-author)
  • "Contracts," Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Contributing Editor, 1989-present
  • "Government Contracts," McGlinchey Stafford Hurricane Law Blog Editor, 10/2005 - 2007