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Alfred M. Wurglitz


Alfred M. Wurglitz

Alfred M. Wurglitz practices in two principal areas: (1) government business relationships such as contracts, grants, and financial assistance, and (2) technology and services transactions such as technology and business process outsourcing, technology development agreements, technology licensing and business transactions, and related export controls.

Government Contracts: Al counsels, litigates, and lectures in many areas including government contract procurements; technology commercialization and privatization; rights in technical data; GSA schedule contracts; claims preparation; debarment and suspension proceedings; procurement fraud investigations and qui tam cases; contractor self-governance and compliance programs; defective pricing; cost recovery under contracts and grants; and equitable adjustments. For more than twenty-five years, Al has engaged in government-related matters, including bid protest, contract dispute, false claim, qui tam and other matters before the Boards of Contract Appeals, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Government Accountability Office, as well as agency-level protests and disputes before federal, state and local agencies.

Technology Transactions and Licensing: Al has extensive experience in technology transactions in industries including information technology, financial, insurance, health, energy, defense, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, petrochemical, manufacturing and retail.  He helps negotiate and document technology and business process outsourcing agreements.  He represents clients in transactions involving system acquisition, licensing and distribution, custom technology development, and Internet and e-commerce arrangements. In addition, he advises on intellectual property protection for technology products and services.  Al also represents clients domestically and internationally in technology joint ventures, joint development agreements, and other complex technology transactions such as acquisition and divestiture of product and service lines.  He assists clients in court litigation and arbitration of complex technology performance, copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases.  He represents clients regarding export controls and other export-related matters.  

Publications and Speaking Engagements: Al has authored many articles and lectured on technology licensing and development, intellectual property in government contracts and grants, competition in contracting, disputes and remedies, government financial assistance programs, contractor self-governance, outsourcing transactions and disputes, and open source licensing.

Before joining Miles & Stockbridge in 2005, Al was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He joined O’Melveny in 1993, after serving as General Counsel of a major systems integrator, technology developer and professional services company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Al served in the Carter Administration as Assistant General Counsel, Executive Office of the President, Council on Wage and Price Stability. While finishing his law degree at Loyola University Law School at night, Al served as a procurement officer in the U.S. Air Force space program. Before then, he received a graduate degree in law and government from Oxford University in the U.K., studied law at New York University Law School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Al served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Minor Wisdom on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Honorable William E. Doyle on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Professional Involvement

  • Air Force Academy Society of Washington, D.C.: Co-Founder and Director (1988-2004)

  • American Bar Association: Intellectual Property Law Section; Public Contract Law Section; Science & Technology Law Section

  • City of Gaithersburg Economic Development Committee (2004-2012)

  • Genetic Alliance: Pro Bono Counsel

  • Licensing Executives Society

  • Montgomery County Bar Association

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce: GovCon Network Council Member

  • Reach for Tomorrow, Inc.: Former Pro Bono Counsel; Former Director; Former Advisory Board Member

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts: Pro Bono Counsel

  • United Nations Association – National Capitol Chapter

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